The Keeper

When I first found out I was getting divorced, I spent many hours listening to Coldplay’s “Fix You” and “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol.  I would just sit and stare at the wall, letting my parents care for J and just listen, choking on my tears.  I must have played both of those songs at […]

Breaking out of the Internet Prison

Lately I’ve realized that I harbor a lot of resentment towards other moms who I feel are doing a better job at keeping it all together.  I resent when they’re well-dressed, I resent when they have time to make handmade Valentine’s, hell, I resent when they have on matching earrings.  I feel like I’m constantly […]

And the Greatest of These is Love.

I don’t know what the Supreme Court of the United States is going to do today.  I know what I’d like for them to do, know what I believe the right thing is for them to do, but I don’t know what they will do. What I do know is this… at the end of […]

The Value of Time

When my Grandaddy was alive, he would tell me the story of how he ran a kitchen at a local restaurant.  One day, one of his cooks showed up thirty minutes late because his car had broken down and the man had walked ten plus miles from his house to the restaurant.  At the end […]

Blessed.

Sometimes, someone does something so big that it overwhelms you with the sheer kindness of it all.  Sometimes, when you’re at your lowest, someone comes along and lifts you up so high that you’d swear your forehead kisses the clouds as they pass.  Sometimes someone does something so beautiful that you are faced with the […]

Being A Single Parent Means Picking Your Battles… and your Roles

One of the hardest parts of becoming a single mother, for me, is the desire to be everything for my child. I desperately want him to have the childhood I had… the baking cookies, the team sports, the music lessons. I don’t want him to have moments when he thinks “Man, I could do that […]

No Really, It’s Still Gross.

Before I had kids, I always laughed at the depiction of the “typical” overbearing mother, licking her own finger and using it as a scrub brush for the children’s faces.  It was gross and disgusting and un-hygienic and CLEARLY no real mother would actually do anything that sick, right? I swore it was something I’d […]

Boys Will Be Boys

One of the things I wanted to be sure to do with J while he was young was instill in him the importance of believing in something bigger than him.  As a result, once we got back to Macon, we started going to Wednesday night supper at a local church.  Two of his friends from […]

Kid-Free and Loathing It

Know what I hate about “kid-free” weekends? The fact that I inevitably end up right where I am 75% of my week anyway… at the office.  If I’m being honest, I kind of appreciate having J around to keep me from being here all the time because I know if I were just a single […]

Moments of Mortality

I ordered dinner from a popular chain restaurant in town, pushing open the door and stepping back in time to fifteen years ago.  The smells and sounds were the same: the din of conversation, the smells of frying potatoes and corn chips and chicken, the calls of “corner!” and “Need a runner!” and the constant […]

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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.

    It's possible that I never outgrew 7th grade mentality, as I still laugh when anyone says anything that can be remotely construed as sexual. Let's face it, if you're not down with "That's what s/he said" at the end of almost any sentence, we're probably not going to get along all that well.

    I drink more than I should, I run more than I should, and I laugh as much as I can. So I'm pretty much winning at life.

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