Single Motherhood


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

"You Know How It Is....When You're In Love"

So it was a kid-free weekend, and I thought to myself, "Maybe I'll just order pizza.

Lonely, lonely pizza. What the hell, it's better than going out alone.

Friday, January 23, 2015

It's Friday And I'm Sick In Bed, But I Have To Tell You About The Mott Hall Bridges Academy

Yep. Sick as a DAWG (and when you're from the Southwest, I assure you, that means you're really, really freakin' sick - as we say in the Philly burbs).

I'm going to spend today in bed, grateful beyond measure that this is the ex's weekend with the kids. In the meantime, here's a really awesome thing I want to share:

Humans of New York is doing an amazing thing, and it all started with this picture and story:

"Who's influenced you the most in your life?"
"My principal, Ms. Lopez."
"How has she influenced you?"
"When we get in trouble, she doesn't suspend us. She calls us to her office and explains to us how society was built down around us. And she tells us that each time somebody fails out of school, a new jail cell gets built. And one time she made every student stand up, one at a time, and she told each one of us that we matter."

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Insanely Drunken Story Of The Theatre Party And The Velvet Elvis

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I was face down, and all was quiet, except for the pounding. It was incessant. It was LOUD. It was unbearable. I had to move. Experimentally, I flexed a leg, only to find that the motion made the pounding louder, if that were possible. I focused hard and summoned all the energy I could, and raised my head. Or tried to. My face was stuck. I tried again, and this time, it worked, my face feeling like it was peeling away - taking some skin with it - from wherever it was attached.

Oh, God.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Want To Know How To Manage Meltdowns?

When it comes to dealing with meltdowns - I am a pro! Check out my article in Mom's Magazine for some pro tips!

Managing Your Child's Meltdown - 5 Tips To Get You Both Through And Back To Control

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: This Lego Piece Violates The Geneva Conventions

Every day I step out onto the battlefield
Dodging Lego landmines throughout the house
Praying that my heel won't find a stray brick or headless figurine

Some days, I get my revenge
Only when the boy is not around, of course
Then I can sweep them up from the kitchen floor
Shake them out of my shoes that I was foolish enough to leave near the edge of the kitchen counter where he played
And if he's not around - into the trash they go
Instead of into the giant bin with the 63,896 other Legos

But this piece is proof that they are fighting back
Like Skynet, they have become aware
They sent out this terminator of a piece
Targeted specifically to the arch of my foot
My screams of agony echoing off the walls

And somewhere in the Lego bin
I swear, I heard laughter