In the past two weeks, I’ve read two incredibly relatable pieces of writing that take to task the never-ending extra labor mothers inevitably carry on behalf of our families.
The first is a…beautiful Facebook post that went viral (again) called I Am The Keeper, which praises all the invisible but crucial mental and organizational work we mamas do on a daily basis--work which often goes unnoticed by our families and without praised, but keeps the train on its tracks and heading back to the station on time… >> Read More
This past weekend, I was hanging out with one of my dear friends–a working mom with two kids who is completing an advanced degree at a school an hour away. I could just tell was in desperate need…of some solo time. Her husband was out of town with one kiddo, and she had a huge work project due Monday. I told her to send her daughter down the street to our house the next morning for a couple hours so she could work or recharge with some “me” time. “Are you sure?!… >> Read More
When my daughter was teeny tiny, I remember taking her to meet her dad for lunch. It was pouring and I was soaked. I had one hand on my hood and one hand trying to finagle the car seat out of the…back seat while trying to block the water from drenching both of us. A mom walked by and said to me, "I remember those days all too well!" and kept walking. I do not know what I expected her to do, but that was not it. Sleep deprived, cold, and soaked to the bone, all… >> Read More
I'm grateful to have a husband who pitches in not only in terms of caring for our kids, but doing things around the house. That said, the bulk of our household chores still falls on me, and it's not…just because I happen to be home during the week. Even on weekends, when chores are conceivably up for grabs, I end up doing most of them. And while I sometimes get a little bitter or crabby toward my husband about that fact, I recently realized that he actually isn't to blame for his lack… >> Read More
This article is part of the Here. Now. essay series, which seeks to de-stigmatize mental health treatment, and improve accessibility to treatment and support for teens and parents in metropolitan…New York. I have suffered from depression since I was a teen. In the past, I never took it seriously enough to develop a plan to deal with depression. However, after one year of being a mom, depression hit me again, and I was motivated to come up with a plan. I could *not* afford… >> Read More