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 […]


Yesterday, I went to the gym to pound out a few more miles on the treadmill.  I was scheduled for five so I settled in for the long haul, feeling the tug of the motor beneath my feet and the beat of the bass in my ears.  To the left of me, an average sized […]

The Burden of Being Honest

When I first started blogging, I was hell bent on being honest. All the time.  About everything.  I talked about depression and anxiety, about family problems, about my fears for my son and about raising him in the world.  I talked … at length… about divorce, and heart break, and anger, and rebuilding; and I […]

News from the Trenches

Now that I’m full on “in the trenches” of toddler hood, there are some pieces of wisdom/truths of life with a tiny dictator that I feel I must pass along to those who come behind me.  Sort of like a manual, only less instructional and more “Dude, I’ve been there and it’s really NOT just […]

Why “I Don’t Know How You Do It” Should Come Out of Your Vocabulary

When I was newly single, I read a blog post by another single mother that discussed her disdain with the whole “I don’t know how you do it” comment that we get… well… ALL the time.  When I read it, I was sort of taken aback because, why would you be upset that people recognize […]

Silencing the Idle Babble

In The Little Mermaid, Ursula convinced Ariel to give up  her voice in part because “After all dear, what is idle babble for?” The line always sort of amused me but I never gave it much thought until recently. And by recently, I mean the moment that my child learned to string sounds into words […]

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