Since having Clark, there are several things that should only take a few minutes but instead take half a day. On Wednesday, I set out to make some meatballs and eggplant parm. Okay, five minutes is a little ambitious for both, but, honestly, 20 minutes tops for prep. Instead, I spent the time between 5:15PM and 8:32PM prepping meatballs and eggplant. With that amount of time … [Read more...] about Things That Should Only Take Five Minutes
After bringing Clark home from the hospital, there were a lot of "Why didn't anyone tell me?" questions. Despite diligently scouring the Internet for baby info, reading almost every baby book, and soliciting the advice of been there done that (BTDT, FYI) moms, I found myself wondering (on almost an hourly basis) why everyone neglected to tell me X, Y, and Z. Why didn't … [Read more...] about Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me? I’ll Tell You.
1. Your friends invite you out, and instead of thinking "YAY! Girls night!" you start doing a cost-benefit analysis that looks something like this: Time getting ready + X hours of enjoyment ÷ drinks consumed = not enough fun to make the hangover worth it. 2. Photos of people without children having "fun" don't make you jealous; they make you tired. 3. Before you put … [Read more...] about 10 Ways You Know You’re a Total “Mom”
Every time I express exhaustion or frustration, I get told that I should find time or make time for myself. Sometimes, I don't even express my state of mind. My tired, bloodshot eyes do the talking, and some "helpful" individual suggests this time-for-yourself theory. And, really, it's a great idea. It's a nice suggestion. Except that when you suggest this to me, I want to … [Read more...] about Backhanded Mom Tip #1: “Find Time For Yourself”