Motherhood can leave the best of us feeling lost and a bit untethered, not to mention the loneliness of those middle of the night feedings or colossal toddler (or big kid) tantrums. When it comes to the best toddler water bottle, Takeya easily gets our vote. Finding the best gift for grandpas can be quite a task. What’s the best Kindle to use? Don’t forget to use outlet covers for any open sockets. Maybe they don’t need to know why Mommy and Daddy cried when President Joe Biden was inaugurated. Here’s the thing: We all know that superstitions may not be a rational response. It looks like extending an invitation to a mom who may not already be in your social circle. But once this shit is over we’re gonna need you to all go somewhere fun and conveniently forget Mom at home for a week. Or double your customization fun with the Love is Among Us mug, celebrating the happy couple with their names or gamertags on one mug. It was hard enough going from a full-time classroom teacher, responsible for sharing a love of literature with thousands of students over the years, to a full-time mom responsible for managing the whims and fancies of a rambunctious and free-spirited little boy and a sassy and independent little girl.
You know you’re a mom who paid her dues as a SAHM and has now been pandemic-ing for a year when your greatest fantasy is being locked in a room by yourself. Validate her experience. Commit to learning more about something you don’t already know. I know my mental health has suffered. We can at least hope for some quiet alone time early in the morning or late at night. Torres came out as non-binary when they were a sophomore in college (they just graduated from USC this year), and told The Daily Trojan at the time that growing up in the dance world actually made it harder to come out and that teachers were extremely rigid when it came to gender expression. I couldn’t help but notice the deafening silence of this particular band of mothers when it came to issues of racial and social justice. Even if most of the stay-at-home moms I knew looked differently, why didn’t I hear more of their voices or see their comments on social media when the world was demanding justice for Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor? Although typically yellow, sunflowers are known to grow as purple and even red flowers.
Friday nights are always reserved for frozen pizza. 21. Why did Jabba win the pizza contest? 51. Why didn’t the restaurant finish making the take-out pizza order? Maybe, just maybe, if parenting didn’t come with quite so much pressure, we wouldn’t feel so desperate to ease it. It sounds like it wouldn’t be such a bad thing, but it actually is. Where were the stay-at-home moms who looked like me? I turned around and looked behind me. After 10-plus years in the classroom, I decided to take a break from copy machines and “Romeo and Juliet” to fully immerse myself in the world of imaginative play and elementary school volunteer work. How on earth could you be so mean as to take diapers away from them? Not enough work? I stress about how I will make ends meet and pay the bills. I can still remember her sitting in the white vinyl rocker next to the refrigerator, a wrinkled moisturizer-soaked hand on her forehead, shoulders slumped, trying to figure out how to raise a teenager long after she’d intended to raise a teenager. They can feel like a judgment, as if we’re not measuring up-when we shouldn’t have to measure up to someone else’s standards of what they assume our motherhood should look like.
Sure it’s easy to remain insulated in our personal bubbles, but we grow so much more when we step into someone else’s world-even for just a moment-and see things from her point of view. I bet it’s part of a new Tesla line of driverless public transit vehicles. Amy Heckerling actually directed both movies, so it’s not far off to see the connection. Like the fact that kids are not so great at brushing their teeth. It looks like speaking up on behalf of a child who does not look or sound like your own. I want them to be affirmed for who they are as Black children in school and in the media. While their wild numbers are critically endangered, places like the @sandiegozoo are responsible for helping to contribute to the captive population of over 200 across the world. 10 Things I Hate About You is much like The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare, but with plenty of laughs. Also, because there’s so much more blood coursing through your veins while pregnant, blood can flow to the nasal passages and expand your veins. But so much is happening.