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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...
I Am A Fraud

I Am A Fraud

I am a fraud. If you look closely, you’ll see it. My rosacea showing through my tinted moisturizer. My gray roots starting to show on the sides of my hairline. My muffin top hidden by the expensive shirt I got from Anthropologie. That someone else paid for. The $13.95 sticker on the bottom of the...

The Way It Used To Be Thursday: 5 Years Of (Mostly) Wedded Bliss

November 18, 2006 The way it used to be was like this: I got married (1995). Had two kids (1997, 1999). And then got divorced (2002). After my divorce, I figured I would get married again. Someday. But the circumstances surrounding that someday were not yet imaginable. Post-divorce for me was filled with worries. Worries...

If My Car Had A Sticker…

My town is full of minivans and SUVs. And an overabundance of these family stickers conspicuously placed on their rear windows. You know the ones I’m talking about. Father, mother, son, daughter, cat and dog. The first couple of times I saw them, I felt a little left out. I never saw a sticker for...

Short Order Mother

One thing I never thought I would do much of? Making breakfast. It was just never my thing. But I’m spending a lot of time in my kitchen on school mornings. My son’s new high school schedule means he has to get up at 5:25 am so that he can catch a 6:30 bus to...

High School Already?

My Baby (Summer 2006) My son is starting high school this week. And he’s acting like he hasn’t got a care in the world, cool as the six jars of homemade jalapeno sauce curing in our refrigerator for 21 days. Too bad I can’t say the same about myself. The past couple of days, I’ve...