I love this momfail from Jody because it reminds us that no matter how "seasoned" of a mom you may be, we all still make mistakes. For moms with younger kids, we're lucky in that they don't remember most of our failures. But I'll bet Jody's 15 year old will be using this one as an attempt to extend curfew!
Sunday was one of the most exciting days in my life as a mom. This past week my older daughter, Talia turned 18 and my younger daughter, Elizabeth, turned 15 and last week was high school graduation. All of the family came. My brother and his kids from Chicago, my in-laws from Maine and local grandparents, my sister, and her kids too. I managed to hold it in and only cry once towards the end when all the parents and grandparents got up and blessed the kids (they go to a Jewish high school). Afterwards, all the families were milling about with the graduates taking photos. Most of our family left to get ready for father’s day and we promised to meet them back at the house.
Talia came to me, shoes and graduation cap in hand and said, “Okay, I'm ready to go”. We had one final photo with the Head of School, walked out to the parking lot and headed home. I told her to text my husband that we were on the way and as I pulled up to the first traffic light down the street from school, she said to me, “Where’s Elizabeth?” and I started laughing and said, “Oh my gosh, she’s still at school.”
It’s the first time in 18 years that I left one of my kids behind! Luckily, she’s 15 years old, has a phone, was with her friends, and at her school. She got in the car and said, “I’m going to “milk” this for a long time!”
Under her roof: I’ve been married to my camp sweetheart, Mike Schnur, for 20 years. We live in Framingham with our two teenage daughters, Talia (18) and Elizabeth (15). Talia is off to UMiami, FL in August.
Full-time/Part-time gig: I’m a Divorce & Family Mediator and a Collaborative Coach. I have a child-centered practice at A Better Way; Divorce Mediation. I’m also court-approved facilitator for the state required classes for parents getting divorced. For fun, I’m the Managing Director of the MetroWest chapter of a global women’s connection group called Polka Dot Powerhouse. We lift each other up, support one another, and collaborate personally and professionally. “Dots” are entrepreneurs, in direct marketing, stay at home moms, or work in corporate or non-profit communities. Check us out at polkadotpowerhouse.com.
Favorite drink: Malbec Red Wine
Most commonly used emoji: 💙
Guilty Pleasure: Binge watching on Netflix or Yoga on the beach