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Carrie Maldonado – Writer

Freelance writer, wordsmith, and novelist

I’m writing this in the pre-dawn hours, before anyone else wakes up and I can work out, drink coffee and binge-watch kid-inappropriate stuff on Netflix. It’s the kind of bliss that only parents of small children understand is worth trading in a few extra hours of sleep for. But my usual state of joy is …

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My life as a parent is in a weird place right now. On the one side, the constant, noise, chaos, and unceasing demands, along with bizarre hormonal shifts, are causing me to feel like I’m on the verge of being committed on a fairly regular basis. On the other hand, I get to witness some …

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We have a saying in our house (at least I do) that if things are going terribly awry you can always start your day over. In other words, if you’re in a rotten mood, or fighting with your Dreamy spouse, or just irritable, start over. If you start over, you really have to do it, …

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It is Tony and my 6th anniversary tomorrow and we are going to spend it locked in a cabin in the woods with Ben and Adam (16 months) and Grace, who will only refer to herself in the third person now as Mommy’s Little Biscuit. Oh yeah, also the posse of imaginary friends, each with …

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