Making the Tough Choices

“Mom, will you play a game with me?” The voice was muffled from his distance outside my bedroom and the sleep still clouding my ears. I slowly rolled over and checked the clock: ten minutes until my alarm would go off. I think I grunted in response but my feet found the cool hardwood floor […]

“Diet” is a Four Letter Word

All my life, it seems, I’ve been telling people I’m on a diet. In high school, I counted out how many grapes I could eat and not go over my calorie limit. In college, I took appetite suppressants and “yoga-ed” like a crazy lady. I was always counting and measuring and denying and starving myself […]

Having it All Part 757

If you’ve been here a while, you know I’m divorced. You also probably know I’m a lawyer. And a mom. What you may or may not know is that my closest family is my ex-husband’s parents and they live almost two hours away. I have no live-in nanny. I have no live-in anything except two […]

Breaking the Rules

You know what I realized? I used to be funny. No seriously, bear with me… I did.  I read back through some of my old blog posts and I’m all “Where the hell did that funny chick go and who is this whiny self-important ass who is writing in her place?” See, divorce sort of […]

The Art of Saying “No”

I’ve been slack lately about posting at my third “job” over at Liberating Working Moms, but today, I finally posted!! (I’m sure my editor is thrilled with the fact that I managed to string more than two coherent sentences together… don’t get your hopes up for more than that!) And to be honest, I’ve been […]

Radio Silence

Nothing’s ever easy, is it? After my rousingly upbeat post of Tuesday where I metaphorically sounded my barbaric yawp, I went on with my day.  I went home for lunch and when I came back, I was feeling a bit… woosy.  I stopped in the breakroom and talked to one of our paralegals about what […]

The Life in the Rearview Mirror

This morning, as I waited in the drive-thru line for my ridiculously named and priced coffee, I glanced up in my rearview mirror.   Behind me, a woman sat in the driver’s seat of a pristine white Lexus SUV, running perfectly french-manicured fingers through perfectly straight, long, blonde hair.  Her face was perfectly made up, but […]

I’m Not Fighting Alone

One of the hardest things about being an attorney, or really any type of professional, is when you are faced with weeks like this one.  Weeks when what you want to do is stay tucked in bed, letting the world pass you by at a slow, snail’s pace, while you try to remember what the […]

Getting it Done

I’ve spent so much time over the past two months wondering how on Earth I’m going to accomplish everything I want to accomplish along with everything I need to accomplish while being a single mom/attorney/crazy-haired weirdo.  I’ve posted about it.  I’ve thought about it.  I’ve wondered about how to “do it all” without losing my […]

Single Successes

There are a lot of hard things about being a single parent.  A lot.  And I could write a book on all of the hardships and how tired I am and how much I worry about raising my son properly and doing the best I can for him. Because as single parents, it’s our job […]

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