Never Doubt That One Life Can Make a Difference

On Friday, I picked J up early for a trip to the doctor then took him back to work with me for the afternoon.  When the news came in about what happened in Connecticut, he was firmly ensconced in my lap, watching videos on the iPod while I sobbed quietly onto my keyboard. All day, […]

Get it Together

I’ve spent the last three days at home, sick as all get out, with a sick toddler.  And above all the “no sirs” and “PUT THAT DOWN” and “J, PLEASE” the one phrase that got said the most was the simply spat “Get. It. Together.” To be honest, I really don’t know which one of […]

When Poison Ivy Attacks… again.

Dear Dr. Dermatology: You may or may not know this, but I’m a single mom with two dogs.  This means that I have the distinct pleasure of being, well, basically covered in grossness at all times when I’m at my home.  If it’s not poop from potty training, it’s poop from cleaning up the back […]

Taking Control

When I first separated from my husband, the hardest thing for me to swallow was the fact that there were people out there, there were women out there, who believed I was a terrible person.  There were people who believed him when he said I was a crappy wife and a mean woman.  There were […]

Tuesday Rant

There are days, like today, when I want to throw my hands up and scream “I CAN NOT DO THIS!” at the top of my lungs.  I am *this* close to tears and I really just wanted to stay tucked in bed with J and wait out the storm that is my life. I think […]

Help me Punch Cancer in the Face

I want to scream and punch and hit things.  I want to cry until my eyes beg for mercy.  I want to grab a tool box and fix this mess that cancer has created. I want desperately to make something hurt worse than my friend is hurting, worse than I am hurting on her behalf, […]

Embracing the Anger

I’ve spent a lot of time trying to rid myself of the anger I feel toward my Ex.  I told myself it was wrong to be angry; told myself that this was the plan for my life and I just needed to embrace the changes and move on.  I told myself that I was bigger […]

Raging against the Machine

Every now and again… like maybe every third day or perhaps every third hour or, okay twice a minute, I become fully consumed by what can only be called the ragiest of rages.  We’re talking a rage that results in me wishing I could claw the skin off of “someone’s” face and play banjo with their […]

Scabbing Over

For a while, the hurt was what hurt the most.  I couldn’t understand what I had done to deserve this.  I couldn’t understand why he would leave; couldn’t understand why he didn’t love me.  I couldn’t understand why I wasn’t good enough for him or why he wouldn’t try to work things out.  My pride […]

Happy Mothers’ Day

I haven’t slept in at least two days. Yesterday, J didn’t even take a nap until 5pm and was then up until close to 10:30 despite my best efforts.  He woke up at 6:00 this morning and has been up and angry ever since.  His mother has been up and bawling since the same time. […]

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