Site Description

goes here

Search LD

Divorce
An Ex-Husband's Parenting Choices

An Ex-Husband’s Parenting Choices

“What a f@$king idiot.” That’s what I was thinking when I got off the phone yesterday with my ex-husband as I was driving back from the Mom 2.0 conference. And 24 hours later, I regret my reaction. Well, mostly. Last week, my son was sick. Extremely tired and with a swollen gland under his chin...
The Divorce Decision

The Divorce Decision

My 17th wedding anniversary is on Sunday. Well, it would be my 17th if I hadn’t gotten divorced. No. Instead, ten years ago, at this time, I was in the painful realm of trying to figure out if I wanted to stay married to my husband, the father of my two children who were then...
A Jew In The Second Pew

A Jew In The Second Pew

There’s no place a Reform Jew would rather be on the second night of Passover than in a Catholic church, right? Well, that’s where I was. Sitting on the aisle, in the second pew, all the way up at the front. Where everyone could see me standing alone when the rest of my row went...
The Love Of A 100 Year-Old Ex-Grandmother-In-Law

The Love Of A 100 Year-Old Ex-Grandmother-In-Law

I’m going to a birthday party tomorrow night.A 100 year-old birthday party. For a person. And not just any person. My former grandmother-in-law. My ex-husband’s grandmother. The great-grandmother of my children. Nana, as my kids call her, is a pretty remarkable woman. (What an understatement.) She’s of Sicilian descent and grew up in New York....
Not Quite An Adult (Small)

Not Quite An Adult (Small)

My son starts a new baseball season tonight. He’s always loved playing baseball so he’s really excited for it. This will be his last year in our town’s rec league because he’ll age out. He’s almost 15. And he’s grown quite a bit taller since last year. Taller than me by seven plus inches. So...
Dirty Mommy (Really)

Dirty Mommy (Really)

Dirty Mommy: noun 1. Unshowered female parent. 2. Woman with child(ren) who covers up her unwashed, unruly hair with a baseball cap. 3. Parental being, with a vagina, who leaves the house with out washing her face, brushing her teeth or putting on make-up. Being a Dirty Mommy started a few days after my son...