MommySync – Page 15 – Connect & Thrive
Papa Posts

Lessons Learned

As one of the more experienced first-time dads, I felt fairly comfortable embracing the role of fatherhood. After all, I helped raise my baby brother, who’s 17 years younger, and pitched in quite a bit with helping raise my nephew. What I failed to realize was that I only knew…

Self-Care

Stillness & Serenity

What does the darkness bring to you? I find it brings a much desired time for solitude, but it also brings the fatigue described in yesterday’s article Mom Tired. My favorite moments occur late at night and early in the morning, when the world is still and simply mine. At…

Self-Care

Mom Tired

There’s something I’ve been wondering lately. When people ask us how we’re doing, a common response is, “Dead tired.” What the heck does that mean? Bodily suffering ends, once people pass on. What we should really respond with is, “Mom tired.” Moms are pretty much in a perpetual state of sleep…

Pregnancy Self-Care

Bye Bye Bread

What is your reaction to the picture attached to this article? I can smell the fresh boule coming out of the oven, begging to be slathered with butter. I can feel its flaky crust and soft center as I begin to tear off a piece. The heat burns my fingers…

Family Marriage

This is 30

Yev and I are total homebodies. We work really hard, but instead of playing hard, we lounge hard. An ideal night for us is hanging out on the couch, watching a movie we both enjoy, drinking tea, maybe munching on some Trader Joe’s cookies. Piece of cake you think? WRONG.…

Special Edition

Active Shooter in My Hometown

Yesterday a gunman shot his ex-wife and attempted to take his own life at a mall I have frequented countless times. I grew up walking through those stores, eating at their restaurants, and attending many movies. There is even an indoor playground where I have taken my children. Around 2:15pm…

Family Special Edition

Happy Belated St. Patrick’s Day!

This used to be a much more epic day for me, but as a mom with three kids under three, I’m way too tired to drink alcohol or just do anything that isn’t absolutely necessary. I spent my junior year abroad in Ireland, and I would commemorate it each year…

Self-Care

The Art of Self-Care

Once a month the Russians (in-laws) and I spend some time at a studio near by to relax, chat, and make art. It not only provides an opportunity for community, but it creates a wonderful night of self-care. As you’ve read in The Duct Tape Debacle, I was in need…

Motherhood

The Ebb & Flow of Motherhood

Yesterday was a better day than the one before. Sometimes days like The Duct Tape Debacle linger, and it corrupts our hope for tomorrow, like a plague infecting the soil and future crops to come. But those who overcome adversity build immunity, and I am stronger because I suffered and…

Motherhood

The Duct Tape Debacle

Yesterday was terrible. The kind of day where your head throbs from the toddler tantrums. The kind of day where you yell at your kids more than you ever thought possible. The kind of day where you suffer from overwhelming guilt and regret because you feel like a bad parent.…