Tag Archive: children

posted a blog on September 15, 2017

On one of my early dates with my now husband I remember him talking about how some of his friends didn't really understand his commitments to his daughter as he 'only' saw her every other weekend. I said to him,...

posted a blog on July 11, 2017

Maybe it is heartless, but I never understood the whole “waving as the bus leaves for sleep away camp” thing. You knew they are leaving. You can’t really see them through the bus windows. But, you continue to stand there,...

posted a blog on May 23, 2017

So I'm not so sure about  Tuesday's anymore. I work four ten hour shifts and Tuesday is my day off. It used to be filled with chasing kids around changing diapers making lunch, 2nd lunch and cleaning. My kids are...

posted a blog on May 12, 2017

One recent Wednesday afternoon my 3rd grade daughter - I'll just call her M - came off the bus visibly upset.  She's a moody one, so sometimes she comes off the bus cranky and kvetchy, but this was full on misery. She...

posted a blog on February 11, 2017

Why Can't I Be Like Other People?   Someone overheard you say these words.  And that someone relayed that to me.  My heart has been sitting in my throat ever since and there are tears in my eyes that won't dry. If...

posted a blog on January 18, 2017

You know what I like? I like waking up in the morning and still seeing the white scape of the moon in the morning sky. And it's imprinted in the blue just like it was the night before when I...

posted a blog on December 16, 2016

Dear fifth grade boy, Let me start out by saying how happy I am for you. You’ve made it this far in life without being murdered by your parents – and that is a feat in and of itself. You...

posted a blog on September 9, 2016

As a solo parent while it would seem like a trip to the park would be like a walk in the park. Peaceful and pleasant. Wrong. With an 8 year old daughter who is the chattiest Cathy on the planet,...

posted a blog on June 17, 2016

My son is a strapping young man. He’s handsome. He’s confident. He’s burly. He’s a jokester with a soft heart. He’s got a mess of wispy blonde curls and bright blue eyes. He’s like the prankster you grow to love...

posted a blog on May 31, 2016

A year ago this week, my husband was staffed in Brooklyn. We live in Florida. He’s a consultant and gets staffed here and there; I work from home, so I can go here and there with him. To me, this...

posted a blog on May 29, 2016

When I first had my baby, my sense of humor went on hiatus. Sure, sometimes I felt amazed and content, but often I was a weeping, cranky mess who couldn’t believe my perfect child was going to be in our apartment, needing...

posted a blog on May 27, 2016

"Never do for your kids, what they can do for themselves," said some wise parent somewhere. I emailed my daughter's teacher about her paper because she'd pilfered points from her essay citing a comma shortage. The teacher thought my daughter...

posted a blog on April 13, 2016

I really wanted to write a post about a disastrous date Saturday on my personal blog, but then I faltered – what if my kid’s teacher read it? What about his friend’s moms? In the age of social media nothing...

posted a blog on March 4, 2016

Some people have a hard time understanding exactly what I do. They can't wrap their head around the life of a momblogger. Particularly people who spend their time chained to a cubicle, drinking subpar coffee and eating pastries left over...

posted a blog on March 4, 2016

My family and friends will be shocked when I tell you that I don’t really enjoy my birthday. I always use the excuse that it is overshadowed by Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and National Cheesesteak Day. But the truth is, I just...

posted a blog on January 13, 2016

How many times have you heard someone tell you, “My child would never do something like that,” only to know that the child in question is guilty of the wrong-doing in question? No matter how old you are, no matter...