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 […]

Contented

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 […]

After an Afternoon

Oh Voyeurs. I am a silly, silly woman. You know that moment when you open your eyes and become acutely aware that whatever it is you are doing is the absolute wrong thing to BE doing?  Yes. That moment.  That is the moment that lasted all day today. I suppose we should rewind to Saturday […]

All Smiles in Law Momma Land

I believe there is a pheromone that women produce when they realize that men are unnecessary to survival.  This pheromone is like a magnet for men; it triggers something inside them that says “SHIT! The gig is up with this one.  Quick, someone figure out a way to remind her what we’re good for!” Seriously. […]

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 […]

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  • I'm a divorced, single mom to a pre-schooler, a full-time attorney, and a semi-reluctant vegetarian. I work hard and when given the chance, I play hard... but I'm almost never given the chance.

    I think fart jokes are funny, I'm pretty sure magic is real, and my life long dream is to buy a farm and write a novel while watching horses run around at a respectable distance. (Because horses are scary up close. Seriously.)

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