Bad Days and Toddler “Genius”

Yesterday was one of those days when for whatever reason, it seemed like everything was wrong. Do you know what I mean? It’s not like anything major actually GOES wrong… it’s just that it feels wrong. Your clothes fit funny, your hair doesn’t do right, you can’t run a mile on the treadmill because your […]

The Agony and the … Agony.

I grew up in a Southern Baptist church.  Although we had a Christmas “show” it consisted of the choir members singing and it wasn’t until I was much older that the church started doing a live nativity scene as part of the “show.”  As a result, I always had this idealized “The Best Christmas Pageant […]

Go Tar Heels

My ex was not a sports fan.  He went to an undergrad without a really strong sports team, but I really don’t think it would have mattered either way… he just wasn’t into sports. I, on the other hand, am a total fanatic.  Growing up in North Carolina made me a basketball fan from the […]

Getting Older

As you may remember, just after Christmas last year I got diagnosed with a herniated disc in my low back.  You may ALSO remember that about 8 weeks ago, I decided to jump back into running with both feet, both arms, and, well… a herniated disc. In my low back. Here’s the thing… “apparently” running […]

The Real “Me”

Thanksgiving is my ex’s holiday with J.  Four long days without my son… four short days to go out, drink wine, and be a single woman without even thinking about the fact that I have a child. HA! These weekends apart are the hardest part of divorce, to me: the seconds, minutes, hours and days […]

My Favorite Things

Although I “rationally” know that I should be encouraging my child to transition into his own bed, tucking him in and slipping out through the cracked door to allow both of us sound sleeping in separate beds… I just can’t seem to bring myself to do it.  Because right now, bedtime is the one time […]

Terrible Threes Strike Again

From the time he started at his current daycare, I’ve always about heard what a sweet kid J is.  He was (luckily) never a biter, never a hitter or pusher.  He didn’t start trouble, listened well, and gave hugs out like candy at Halloween. But lately, the reports have changed. Suddenly, I find myself picking […]

Horses are Scary (but not as scary cute as my kid…)

On Friday of last week, my boss closed the office early and had all of us out to her property for a “celebration” which included catered food, bluegrass music, horseback riding and lots of wide open spaces.  J was in heaven as he pretty much thinks he “needs” a horse; I, on the other hand, […]

What’s another 13 miles?

Sometime around the beginning of October, something amazing happened.  My boss asked for suggestions on how she could make my life easier, what with all the single momming and full time attorneying and other stuff and nonsense.  I told her that having the time and place to exercise would really help and like the fairy […]

Surviving Divorce: Part Five

One of the most important things you can do when you’re newly divorced is to look very very closely at your life.  Look at the way you interact with your ex.  Look at the way you interact with your family.  Pay close attention to how you’re defining yourself and your life.  Then turn your life […]

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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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