Single Motherhood


Monday, March 30, 2015

Once Upon A Time - Season 4, Episode 17 Recap: Worst Laid Lines Often Go Awry

Tonight's story begins back in the Enchanted Forest with a tale of two babies. Snow and Charming have tracked a unicorn through the woods, because a mere touch of it's horn will show them what their unborn child will be like.

Unfortunately, they see two very different kids. Charming sees a sweet and cuddly baby, but Snow sees evil teen Emma, who glares at her and rips her heart out. As the mother of a hormonal thirteen year old girl, I have no idea why this scenario is so startling. Really, I don't.

Snow is horribly freaked out by this, and Charming begs her to tell him what's wrong. She replies that "Saying it out loud will make it too real." Who the hell says lines like that in real life? Nobody, that's who. Writers throw stuff like that in when they don't want to repeat something in two consecutive scenes, but it sounds like crap.

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!