Motherhood is the world’s oldest profession. It’s no wonder that when mothers hear the word “labor” that they immediately think of giving birth. And birthing babies is definitely labor and, in no way, resembles a holiday that includes a picnic or a cookout.

As a former teacher, this time of year sends chills down my spine. I love walking through aisles and aisles of back-to-school items and purchasing more than a pen or two along with a notebook just because I can’t seem to help myself. The best years of my life were spent in the basement of th…

In a recent conversation with co-workers, one said that they wished they were old enough to retire, while another commiserated about her lost youth. I began to think about age and decided, with all certainty, that I would give anything to be 4 years old again.