The Latin Root is “Mater”

From the moment I gave birth to J, I believed he ran my life. I was his to nurse from, his to summon in the middle of the night, his to direct in play.  I put away all things me and focused on all things him… what did HE need, what did HE want.  I believed […]

Being Single…

On Friday afternoon, I called my ex Mother-in-Law and asked if she would be willing to take J for the weekend.  I was feeling sick with a sore throat and stuffy head and to be honest? I was fed up with all the whining, throwing and hitting that was happening on the regular in my […]

Divorced Women are Man Haters (And Other Lies Your Ex May Tell)

Ever since I got divorced, I’ve been the “lucky” recipient of a lot of divorce-related links.  I get sent everything from “How to Win at Divorce” to “Five Things all Divorced Women Say.” The articles are funny and clever and often they make me laugh, but they are about how to re-word slurs on your ex so […]

Terrible Two Year Old

My toddler chucked a juice cup at my head this morning.  While I was driving. He then proceeded to cry for a good fifteen minutes because he no longer had any juice to drink. The mood swings? I AM OVER THEM.  This is like living with a menopausal woman or a tiny alzheimer’s patient.  I […]

The Importance of Being Small

When I was a little girl, I dreamed of changing the world. I thought that to really change the world, I had to be really big, really effing important… a politician, a famous actress, a television personality.  I looked at the people around me who were content to be “small” and I wondered what was […]


It’s Tuesday and my sublime happiness has returned from its Monday hibernation. This morning, I got up at 5:30 to finish prepping for my 9:30 court appearance.  I let the dogs outside and sat in the cool morning stillness of my house, listening to the slow drip of the coffee maker and the whirr of the […]

A Fish: Happily Without a Bicycle

This morning, I was talking to my Ex’s mother about some visitation decisions since she’s sick and can not see J this weekend as planned.  While we were talking, she mentioned a few things about the woman my Ex is currently seeing and then said “I just wish you could meet someone,” with a sigh.  […]

Lets Hear it for the Boys

While I was out of town, I overheard a conversation that made me sad.  A little boy and his mother were looking at a book and the mother pointed to a picture and laughed. “Look at that, isn’t that silly?  Boys don’t belong at tea parties,” she grinned at the child and he nodded, albeit […]

Diapers, Disasters and Delicious Goodies…

Traveling with a toddler is always a unique experience…. no two trips are the same but they are always a lesson in patience, endurance, and ingenuity. This trip was no different. J and I set out on Thursday night, driving up to just north of Atlanta to see my brother and cut the trip into […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Today I have been kicked, hit, yelled at, and had blocks and dinosaurs narrowly miss my face.  I drove four hours with non-stop screaming after a certain toddler broke the DVD player in the car. Upon my arrival home, my scale told me I gained four pounds this weekend and my bank account screams that […]

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