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Carrie Maldonado – Writer

Freelance writer, wordsmith, and novelist

How can my baby be graduating preschool…and am I creating a snowflake by attending the ‘graduation’ ceremony? (Spoiler alert: No)

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I was talking with a group of friends this week about fitting in. We were discussing how so many of us didn’t feel we belonged, or were bullied, or just weren’t comfortable in our own skin when we were growing up, and the kind of self-destructive behavior that ensued trying to numb that pain. The …

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Way back when I found out I was pregnant with Grace, I remember people who already had kids saying smugly “Ooooh, now EVERYTHING is going to change!” I don’t know what’s up with people trying to terrify moms-to-be, but this was about the worst thing anyone could have said to me.  Although I’m a cheerful …

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As I mentioned in a previous post, once upon a time I believed that a) I would never have kids and b) that if I did, my experience managing teams and departments at work would at least sort of prepare me for the experience. Well, guess what – it didn’t. There are things that preschoolers, …

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Happy September! Change is in the air and nowhere more than at Casa Maldonado (at least it feels that way to me!). I have a love-hate relationship with change; I love change that I initiate, but when it is thrust upon me I tend to want to hide under the bed shivering like a teacup …

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