Tag Archive: mom

posted a blog on April 15, 2017

My Mum is disappointed. In me. She’s disappointed in me. If you have ever been on the receiving end of anyone’s disappointment then you will know…it sucks! It’s a million times worse than anger, or the silent treatment. Give me a screaming argument any day – let’s get it all out in the open, cards...  

posted a blog on March 21, 2017

There certain expectation of women, especially mothers, which exist in our society. A picture-perfect home, a home-cooked meal, and presentable kids in ironed clothing, sans chocolate face … Many of us have been bucking the system out of downright necessity. We’ve been doing things that prime time television would look down on us for and...  

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 haven’t contracted an incurable disease from eating weird shit off the ground, and you haven’t...  

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 (and excuse from all his pranks.) He kisses and hugs with wild abandon, and speaks...  

posted a blog on April 28, 2016

I used to get antsy in silence Squirm and think up things I could do instead But now I crave it Now, the days of to-dos and two little voices in my life, and one big voice booming from within I crave it like salt or sweets or a cocktail or sex, Not something more...  

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 is really that private anymore, so I got all fickle and changed my mind. I...  

posted a blog on April 7, 2016

I will never raise my daughter to be a homemaker. Now, before all the SAHMs (that’s “stay-at-home-moms” for those who don’t live in the world of acronyms and text-speak) freak out and start hurling insults my way, let me assert that I have absolutely zero problem with those who choose to forgo a career in...  

posted a blog on March 21, 2016

As I wandered the grocery store this morning, my eyes focused on a stunning woman accompanied by her preschool son. In passing, I caught snippets of their conversation, with the boy asking his mom for something and then her reply: “But Honey, every time I buy you something you think you’ll like you never eat...  

posted a blog on February 17, 2016

I’d like to report a crime. Seems my 30s and 40s have been stolen. The perpetrators are described as two 20-somethings. They are unarmed and considered extremely non-dangerous but snarky. They have a little canine accomplice who stole my heart as well. This is alarming. Last I looked I was a young stay-at-home mom with...  

posted a blog on February 9, 2016

I’ve learned quite a lot in the last year. On top of navigating the challenges of motherhood, I began the slow and steady building of my personal health coaching business, MindBodyBespoke. I learned how to make a website, how to market myself, how to use social media to my advantage, and much more. What I did...  

posted a blog on January 4, 2016

I remember the drive that Monday morning to my future lawyer’s office. I asked my Dad to join me so I had an extra ear. I knew the meeting was going to be difficult, filled with details and emotion and I needed the comfort of my Dad by my side. The whole ride he fired...  

posted a blog on January 1, 2016

I’m in the purgatory of parenthood. Not quite an empty nester, not quite a full-time mom. It’s an unsettled time in my life for sure. My son is soon to be 26. While in college he went to England for a semester. I cried my eyes out at the airport. I cried as I tracked...  

posted a blog on December 25, 2015

It all started in Pre-K. Until then I was blissfully ignorant about the Elf on the Shelf. It wasn’t around when me and my sister were little, and I didn’t know anyone who did it. And then my son’s teacher introduced the classroom to an elf with some ridiculous name like Bell or Patches or...  

posted a blog on December 18, 2015

I have always been involved in my child’s education. I figure I didn’t go through all that pain and discomfort to get him here so that I could ignore him. But I typically leave the big titled positions to moms who stay at home and who aren’t scandalous divorcees. This year that wasn’t really possible....  

posted a blog on December 16, 2015

Even some of the most fashion forward women will admit that somewhere deeply buried (but 100% accessible) in their dresser is a pair of her favorite sweatpants. What is it about these folded (let’s be honest—wadded), wrinkled, old, likely college sweatpants that makes them stick around? Is it the cozy factor? Is it the elastic...  

posted a blog on December 9, 2015

When I first had my child I subscribed to several parenting magazines. I read books about how to raise a child without raising your voice, and how the French parented correctly. I attempted to implement these things, to feed my son those “child-friendly” recipes and make the crafts out of bits of leaves and twigs....  

posted a blog on December 2, 2015

I came home Friday night and went to the mailbox to pick up the post. I noticed that handfuls – great giant handfuls – of my beautiful flowers were ripped out and thrown on the street. I knew immediately who was responsible: that asshole kid down the street. Or that other asshole kid that plays...  

posted a blog on November 21, 2015

I used to love dating. It was so different from being married, and so much fun to get to know new people and get dressed up and have someone dote on you. Plus, you didn’t have to cut anyone’s chicken fingers for them (hopefully), which was a nice change. But pretty quickly it became apparent...  

posted a blog on November 10, 2015

Let’s be real…nobody goes into a marriage thinking they will one day be divorced. And while my pre-marriage relationship certainly had some bumps and hurdles, I never thought it would happen to me. But it did. And it effing SUCKED. When we landed back home after more than a decade of moving around, it was...