Single Motherhood


Friday, March 27, 2015

Fun For A Friday: More Things That Make Me Go "NOPE."

Happy Friday! And welcome to another edition of "Things that make me say 'Nope!'" I've got some doozies.

The Funnel Cake Bacon Cheeseburger:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sometimes The Well Runs Dry

We had a bad autism night last night.

A bad, bad, I mean really bad autism night. One that ended with hysterical screaming, things being thrown, and finally, bodily harm.

Testosterone. It's a helluva drug.

His sister came rushing in to see what the ruckus was and I found myself standing between them as she tried to stand between him and me.

Both of us trying to protect the other and then both of us trying to protect him from himself as he threw himself down, beating the floor and calling himself names for having accidentally hurt me.

Tears all around and more screaming as he refused an early bedtime for his bad behavior.

Finally, he cried himself to sleep and I saw an endless parade of days like this weaving in and out, stretching on forever, because the truth is, he may not be able to live on his own someday, so he'll be living with me.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

My Latest At Moms Magazine: Five Things You Can Do To Help A Single Parent

Here's my latest for Mom's Magazine:

Five Things You Can Do To Help A Single Parent

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Don't Think I Won't Do It

Don't think I won't do it
Because I do....on a regular basis
That boss from that job in 1996
That girl from history class in high school
That ex-boyfriend
That one mom with the kid that made my kid cry
Oh yes, you're all getting your due
And it feels so good to do it
So, thank you, every one of you
You may be a colossal pain in the ass
But that makes for a great character

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Book Excerpt From "David And Me Under The Sea": When You Can't Explain It

March 2010

Daddy decided to move out.

We told Anna, and the pain of it slammed into me like a freight train, reducing me to an agonizing pile of disjointed parts. She asked us if we were joking. And the look on her face as she slowly realized we weren't will stay with me forever, etched into my very bones.

She's eight, so we kept the whys and wherefores out of it, reassuring her that we loved her but we just didn't love each other like we should anymore.

One of us was lying about that last part, and unfortunately, it wasn't me. As painful as that is, it is nothing to the pain of this. The pain of blowing your child's family apart.

And what about David?

Monday, March 23, 2015

I Saw The Sign - And I Laughed Out Loud

Sometimes a sign can point you to your destiny.

Or sometimes, it just has the word butthole and that makes you laugh. That's a real town in England, by the way.

In today's post, we'll forget all about destiny and just go for the laughs. Enjoy this collection of signs!

Once Upon A Time - Season 4, Episode 16 Recap: Poor, Unfortunate, Ghostbusting Souls

Who you gonna call?

Oh, come on. You know you shouted it out as soon as you saw him.

This week's episode sees the return of one of my all-time favorite characters, the dastardly Captain Hook! He's been Killian Jones for a while now, and while my Captain Swan heart is all aflutter every time Emma uses his given name, I have to say I've missed my dark and vengeful villain.