Why the Mom’s Code?

ii. Oh, the Never-Ending Worry

In general, I’m an optimist and feel very fortunate in my life, but I still struggle because life is never perfect. I worry a lot. Sometimes I worry I haven’t exposed my kids to enough of the world, so I overreact and create unmanageable schedules for them. Then I worry they are overscheduled and don’t have enough time to just play. But when they do have free time, they don’t play and sometimes even act lazy, and I worry about that.

Do you worry a lot about your kids?


Are your kids overscheduled?


Do your kids have enough time to play by themselves?


I recently found eight piano lesson books under my son’s bed. He told me they are his friend Luc’s. He said Luc’s mom is so strict about the lessons and practicing he loses his books on purpose.

– Lanie

I’m really embarrassed about this, but I made my daughter go to a soup kitchen so I could put community service on her preschool application.

– Vivienne