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Tick Tock

“If I could turn back time, if I could find a way.”  Can you hear Cher? It really is a fine ideal, looking back and wanting to have been a better person. Genuinely feeling sorrow for being an agent of pain is a high virtue. Many times, apologizing to those we’ve hurt is a sign of personal maturity. I love being able to walk down the street and know there isn’t anyone I’d like to duck away from because of shame or guilt over my past actions. There is a sense of freedom that comes with owning up to mistakes. Hell...

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Natalist

I was sitting with a dear loved one recently and was asked through tears, “Why is it so hard?” I know it was a rhetorical question because who really knows? As a mother of three I have expressed many times that 1) Life is not fair and that 2) Lamenting that fact is perfectly healthy. The why I cannot answer. The next day I read about a group in the UK, thankfully small, who believe that it is immoral to have children, so adults should desist from procreating. They are called anti-natalists, whose essential belief boils down to human consciousness...

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Resume

Guess what! In 2011, Forbes magazine publicized  a stay-at-home-mom’s annual salary as $115,000!  The calculation  was developed by a survey from salary.com. It counted these 10 jobs as typical for a SAHM: “A day-care teacher, as household CEO, psychologist, chef, housekeeper, laundry, PC-or-Mac operator, facilities manager, janitor, and driver.” Forbes said, “The breadth of Mom’s responsibilities is beyond what most workers could ever experience day-to-day. Imagine if you had to attract and retain a candidate to fill this role?” WUSA9 jacked us up to $143,000.00, in 2016, but the base number was $48,509 — for a 40-hour work week, the rest, overtime....