I met Bob the summer that Violet was born. By this time, we had lived in our house for 6 years and I had walked past Bob’s house – a remarkable, purple-pink cape rimmed by a sea of day lilies – countless times on my way to our neighborhood park. But we didn’t meet until… Read More About Bob
Do you ever come across a meme or graphic in your social feeds and it just kind of knocks the wind out of you? Something that speaks so much truth to you that you let out a little gasp? When I saw the following image while scrolling my Instagram feed it really hit home. And… Read More The Two Lies I’m Working on Overcoming
I’m really sad lately. I went through a break up just before Thanksgiving. It was my first serious relationship after my divorce and I really thought he was my proverbial “second chance.” As weeks and then months passed, I realized that he was not the right fit. Even though I know it was the right… Read More How do you “mom” when you’re sad?
Life is rough, and sometimes it just plain sucks, but we need to face it head on. So let’s get out there, moderately happy thirtysomethings, and take on the day!… Read More Moderately Happy Thirtysomethings
It’s never too early in the season to start talking about creepy Halloween-oriented stuff, amirite? I can’t say why, but I’ve always been intrigued by the more macabre aspects of life and artistic renderings of such, of which there are many. I know I’m not the only weirdo who gets a slight thrill from being… Read More I Started Looking at Photos of Dead Victorian Children Online. Here’s What Happened Next.
We had planned to spend Memorial Day together as a family. Just the four of us, doing something fun together. After running through a list of ideas, my husband and I decided to bring the girls to Lake Compounce to ride some rides and play in the water park. I really don’t know who was looking… Read More My Struggle With Consequences #unfiltered
I don’t know about you, but sometimes, I feel like my life verges on monotony. Go to work, come home, deal with stuff, go to bed pass out on the couch, wake up, and begin again. It’s easy to get stuck in routine – which, admittedly, is great for kids, but not so great for… Read More Making The Brave Choice
There was a time that you thought it was just you. It was only your kids who behaved this way or these things only happened to you. Then you started talking to other moms and you realized these truths were universal. Don’t ask why…they just are. As soon as you buy a pair of shoes,… Read More 8 Things All Moms Know To Be True
My son just turned 12 – this is the final year before I’m the parent of a teenager. If that’s not a wake-up call, I don’t know what is. Every year, on the morning of his birthday, we have a big breakfast of his choosing – usually some sort of chocolate chip-studded pancake – this… Read More 10 Things that Defined My Role as a Mom (So Far)
If any of you have a Facebook account (and that’s probably most of you), you’ve probably received a holiday “card” of sorts – a post that shows up in your feed that replays the prior year’s top events in photos. The pictures, algorithmically customized for each user, are displayed under the tagline; “It’s Been A Great… Read More My Year: I’d Rather Not Review It, Facebook