The Most Heartbreaking Question My Daughter Has Ever Asked Me

No question from my oldest daughter has torn more at my heart. A discussion about never taking rides with strangers unexpectedly morphed into a talk about sexual assault. “Mom,” she whispered tentatively. “Do you mean that someone can just sneak up and do THAT to me?” My heart lurched into my throat. Until that moment, … Continue reading The Most Heartbreaking Question My Daughter Has Ever Asked Me

“Before Kids” Versus “After-Kids” New Year’s Comparison

The “before-kids” versus “after-kids” New Year’s Eve party comparison: Goal of the evening Before Kids New Year’s: Get drunk, dance and share a passionate kiss with someone you love or a new crush at the stroke of midnight. After Kids New Year’s: Occupy the kids with fun activities and other children so that you can … Continue reading “Before Kids” Versus “After-Kids” New Year’s Comparison

Why Do Moms Feel So Guilty When Dads Do More Around the House?

My eight-year-old daughter said the sweetest thing to the Hubster this weekend and boy, did it make me feel wretched. Yes, wretched! The Hubster took our youngest skating, and out of the blue, she said: “Daddy, when I get up in the morning, you are always there. When I am hungry, it’s you who puts … Continue reading Why Do Moms Feel So Guilty When Dads Do More Around the House?