When I was a young, single mother all my time was taken up with taking care of my kids, house apartment chores, and my day job. Unequally divided and not always in that order. My hobby was folding laundry. Mostly because it did a very good job at yelling at me. Then one day as we were […]
An open letter from a single mother to a failed father – Part 1
Well hello there, awesome readers! While this is mostly known as a humor blog, what I’m about to share with you is no laughing matter. This is a story about a man who failed at his responsibilities as a father … Just ten minutes before I was to become a single mother, I was sitting […]
Is this what empty nest syndrome feels like?
Hello, awesome readers. As I write this, I’m sitting in my hairdresser’s chair while she performs her magic on my pesky roots. The background music is some 80’s station. Probably satellite. Madonna’s Like a Virgin comes on and I’m suddenly caught between thoughts from decades past and staring at my now waning face in the […]
When reflections flash before you
Oh. Hi there, awesome readers. Last Thursday was a difficult day. It was a day that forced some of my worst fears to rise to the surface. And yet in its own quiet way, it was a special day. Sometimes things happen and while in the moment you may hear the music from Alfred Hitchcock’s […]
National Wine Day. A parent’s interpretation.
Hey there, awesome readers! I realized earlier that it’s National Wine Day, a day for wine lovers. My first thoughts … Oh really? A day for wine lovers? A day? One day? ONE FREAKING DAY??? Then it dawned on me. National Wine Day isn’t a day for wine lovers. It’s a day for PARENTS. Seriously. […]