Today I'm supposed to write about the kindness of strangers (this is for my 30 day writing challenge - feel free to join in if you like). I'm not sure what it says about me that nothing comes to mind when I try to think of a meaningful experience of kindness from a stranger. I don't … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness
It was summertime, and my daughter was about 8 months old. We were in the checkout line at the grocery store. My baby was dressed something like this: She wasn't wearing shoes because...well...she couldn't yet walk and it was summertime! An older woman in front of me in line was making cute faces at my … Continue reading Oh No, Baby! Where Are Your Shoes?
Have you all watched the Ali Wong Comedy Special on Netflix "Hard Knock Wife"? In it, she jokes about how she'd only employ an elderly nanny. She was feeling less than glamorous (read: sleep deprived, gross, bitchy) as a new mom and felt having a young, beautiful nanny living in the house (who does everything asked of … Continue reading My Husband, the Postpartum Hero
It was bedtime. My daughter was playing on her bed as I held her baby brother. He started to fuss, and as I turned my attention away from her to soothe him, BAM! I turned back around and my daughter was screaming. It was the kind of crying where you are so upset you can't … Continue reading Her Bruised Face and My Bruised Ego
Today, Miss America announced they will no longer judge contestants on their outward physical appearance. They are now a "competition" and not a "pageant". As a woman and a mom of a daughter, this makes me happy, but feels long overdue. I never understood the bikini part of pageants. If Miss America was supposed to … Continue reading Thank you, Miss America #byebyebikini