About Martha & Ruth
We’re Martha and Ruth.
Years ago, we sat at a kitchen table, weeping, because school was about to start and we knew the battle that lay ahead – from homework, to discipline, to temper tantrums, to “forgetting” to do or turn in assignments, to getting out of bed, to full-blown school refusal…. and the inevitable teacher phone calls that would follow.
A few years later, we were crying again … this time, about “the bigger the kid, the bigger the problem” issues.
Hell, we’ve been crying the whole time … but we’ve been laughing our asses off too … and we figure if we can give just one other mother (or father, or caregiver) some relief, it’s all worth it.
So, this is for all the Martha’s and Ruth’s. We are your future, and you are doing just FINE!
Martha and Ruth
I love this video and would like to share it and write about it on my website Barista Kids.com. Can you contact me?
Done! And thanks!!!
You are the first people to make me smile today. I just watched your video and laughed…which after losing our year long battle with our school district (over our kid with issues) yesterday, I consider quite impressive. You clearly “get it” and share the same sense of humor which gets me through every day. I hope you wont mind if I post the link (and of course give you credit) when I launch MY much anticipated blog…youcantmakethisshitup.net. (not up just yet) Thank you for being awesome!
Well, considering that we just said above, “if we can give just one other mother some relief, it’s all worth it” … you made our day! Sorry you had such a bad day the other day, though.
We will DEFINITELY sign up for your youcantmakethisshitup.net blog … until then, feel free to share to share on here …. we are all part of this conversation!
Martha, I was laughing out loud at your video. I felt like you just made a movie of my life while my kids were in elementary & middle school. So great to see from your web site that there are so many parents out there that share the same experience. Some times I felt so alone. thanks for the good laugh!!
Thank you!!! We’re so glad you got a kick out of it!!! I think you can only really see how funny it is if you’ve been through it …. although it certainly was NOT funny when we were actually in the thick of it!!! It’s good to step back and laugh at some of the ridiculousness of it, and connect with others who have been there …. and to let people who are still going through it know they are not alone!