My husband is the kind of father who rushes home from work at 5 to spend as much time with his children as he can.He bathes our daughter, puts her to bed every night, reads her dozens of books everyday and takes her on special outings to the grocery and hardware stores.I realize his
People often tell me to dress the part I want to play—in other words, if I feel unmotivated, throw on a dress I like and somehow, magically, I will feel better. This often works.I have decided to take the same approach to the holidays this season. I am going to bake, decorate and spread cheer
Lately it seems like every mother I know is having issues with her husband and shared responsibility.Even I, who have always been entirely 50/50 with my husband have seen some big changes since our son was born.With our daughter, my husband was an equal partner--I swear he changed more of
When I was pregnant with my daughter back in late 2006, I heard about an event so exciting, it took me two years to get there. Baby Loves Disco.The premise is simple—50 parents who miss their club-going days invade a club during daylight hours, their youngsters in tow. Martinis, beer and wine
There are many things I would like to spend money on—a new wardrobe (for when I fit back into my old sizes), new shoes (for the time when I don’t) and cooking/cleaning help from now until eternity. But one thing I will not spend money on is a physical trainer.I am not knocking the
Since having my first child at 29, I have often wondered what the right age is to become a mother.According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the average age of a woman in the US having her first child is 25, but in my neck of the woods (Boston), it often seems more like
You know all that advice you read for pregnant women? The whole “don’t gain more than 35 pounds (or less than 25) if you are a normal weight to begin with?”Completely unrealistic.I gained 50 pounds with both pregnancies. I am a relatively small woman, below average weight, 5’5”
If you’d asked me five years ago where I would be five years from then, I doubt I would have said here: two children, a dog, a cat, a mortgage and a burgeoning freelance writing career. But here I am.My parents had their children 8 years apart, a decision that, in retrospect seems very wise.