In case you haven’t heard, bff, more widely known around here as the Baby Baker completed her baking and popped out a handsome, healthy human baby a couple of weeks ago. She’s officially a card carrying member of the Dude Mom’s club! I wanted to just take a moment to share a few things with her to get her ready for Dude kid rearing. She
Most of my mom friends have kids that are close in age to The Dudes. We’re pretty much all experiencing the life of pre-school waitlists and 3rd grade science fair projects together. But, my online friends are much more diverse. I can name first time moms, teenage moms, and empty-nesters who I’ve made genuine connections with. All women who have motherhood in common even though
Being a Dude Mom is a strange business. I’ve been at it for nearly 10 years now and I’m still learning things about the dynamics of being the Head Chick in Charge (yes, this is my official, self-appointed title) of a house bursting with testosterone. There are egos to deal with (yes, even the 3 year old has quite a healthy one). And, one-upping. And
As much as I hate and despise winter and winter like weather conditions, there is one thing that is mostly just bad although I’m choosing not to focus on that for the purposes of this post slightly redeeming about the weather that traps us in our home and keeps The Dudes couped up and stir crazy: we get to spend quality time with each other.
This week being happy didn’t have to be forced or intentional (okay at points it did, but mostly it didn’t). Because this week, after many weeks of trying and pushing and working and participating, #1 did something amazing… HE WON HIS HEAT AT THE END OF SEASON DIVISIONAL SWIM MEET!!! He didn’t win the race (he came in 10th actually). But, he won his heat,