mom-guilt

Parenting

Hey Mama, You Need to be a Little More Selfish

I had the most awkward conversation with a mom-friend the other day. Mentioning off-hand that I couldn’t wait to get in for my biweekly manicure. My nails were shot, and so was my emotional resolve. “Wait, you get your nails done every other weekend?” she asked, mouth agape. “With the kids, or…?” I explained that […]

Parenting

Dirty Little Secret

There’s a scene in Sex and the City 2 where Miranda and Charlotte confess their “dirty little secrets” of motherhood. As they’re shooting back cosmos, I kept waiting for them to veer away from the “I just need me time” cliches and get into the really dirty confessions.