I recently calculated my “Mom salary:”
Sorry it’s blurry. It says I am worth $117,780.00 IKR??!!
This is how much it would cost to replace me; but really, this model doesn’t add up. Because I’m not a great housekeeper or cook. I do not have the patience, persistence, or disposition for many domestic tasks. Knitting has too much math. I get bored and frustrated at home. I certainly don’t do enough housework well enough to earn the $18/hr we pay a local woman to clean our place on Friday afternoon. Continue reading
Posted in Books, Grad School Quittas, Mothering, Pop Culture, This Is Not a Lifestyle Blog
Tagged Betty Friedan, Candyland, career, cooking, family, feminism, home, kids, Life, motherhood, mothering, organizing, parenting, real life, work
I left my parents’ house about 10 pm on Easter, and I was back there at 10 am this morning to drop off my girls so I could head in to work and tackle the mountain of essays and annotated bibliography drafts that my students are expecting me to return this week.
I had every intention of whipping out a cute little post yesterday about celebrating Easter with fancy dresses and Peeps, maybe laced with a little complexity about what it means for my kids to grow up not knowing or understanding very many Biblical traditions and whether I ought to be worried about that.
Here’s how I thought my morning was going to go: Continue reading
Posted in Mothering, Pop Culture, TV & Film
Tagged cooking, Easter, family, funny, home, kids, mornings, motherhood, my little ponies, parenting, Pinterest, real life
I confessed in our Pinterest chat last week that I had never actually followed through on any of my pins: all those delicious recipes and adorable crafts and fabulous outfits are elaborate fantasies of the gorgeous, perfect mom I am in my mind. (The mom I am in real life, in my kitchen, is wearing grungy pajamas and drinking coffee from a pint glass. This is my second pint of coffee. I have been out of bed for approximately 20 minutes.)
So here are my attempts to baby step from Pinterest fantasy to reality. I completed, with some degree of success, 3 recipes and a craft project. Continue reading