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Carrie Maldonado – Writer

Freelance writer, wordsmith, and novelist

This past weekend Dreamy, the kids, and I took off on Friday for a long weekend in a secluded cabin deep in the mountains. The idea was to totally disconnect from the busy-ness and general chaos that is part and parcel of daily life in our society (and our lives) and reconnect with the busy-ness and general chaos that is our family. We’ve been at this cabin before, in June of 2016, and many things have changed, but many have stayed the same. Both times we left feeling it was an unqualified success and in both cases that was mostly due to our ability to accept unanticipated deviations from the expected as…well, the expected.

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I was talking to a fellow Mommy yesterday about the eternal struggle that is parenting. Whether or not you work, and where, there will always be the question of how much helicoptering vs free ranging is healthy. Should you potty train at 3 months (as some say) or not even consider it before they are …

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So I think I’ve entered into a massive identity crisis.  I used to laugh about the fact that I needed 4 different lives to live all the different things I wanted to do.  Maybe it’s because I’m third-aged (as opposed to middle aged, seeing as how I plan to live to 120) but it’s dawning …

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