I used to resent my parent's nights out, and their weekends away from home alone. But now that I am married with children, now I get what it was all about.
At one stage I thought it was great, the best part of it was that we got to eat my favorite supper - takeaways- every time we chose something different, that we got to do when the baby sitter was there and we could have our way with the menu for the night. But then after a while I started to…Continue
Motherhood is one of the most challenging aspects of life: Stressful even in the best of times and excruciatingly difficult when you face it alone as I have for the last seven years.
So occasionally, as happened this morning, through a series of circumstances, misunderstandings, and missed opportunities I am reduced to an incoherent blubbering heap. I have two freshly minted teenagers, and no matter how much experience I have with this single-mom lifestyle, there is always…Continue
Added by Leah on October 12, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments
When our first son was a baby, we bought a beautiful old home with the intention of fixing it up. It was one of those charming old houses that had great potential. Built in the early 1900's, it had mantels and crown molding, French doors and high ceilings. But it needed a lot of work.
Like the living room. A fabulous set of double doors led into a large room of musty-smelling rust-red long-pile carpet. A classic iron chandelier had been repainted with silver paint that flaked…Continue
Added by Familyigloo Editor on October 5, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments