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A Mother Lets Go (Flying Solo)

A Mother Lets Go (Flying Solo)

I drove my son to the airport this morning for his first solo flight. We got there early. With my gate pass, I was able to go through security with him. Even though he didn’t need me to. At the newsstand, I treated him to overpriced gourmet dried apples, gum and Tic Tacs. Then we...
Sleeping In My Clothes (Childhood Oddities)

Sleeping In My Clothes (Childhood Oddities)

My kid has been having a hard time going to sleep. She’s almost 13. She says she’s afraid to be alone. She loves scary movies but I think the last one got to her. So she’s been seeking solace in her brother’s room. He has an extra bed. It’s a full size bed. He’s 5’10”...
More On Motherhood

More On Motherhood

I’m thrilled to be a part of Inward Facing Girl’s series “Bloggers On Motherhood” today. Come check out what I have to say about being a mom. You won’t be disappointed. I even manage to get in the fact that I drank raw egg milkshakes when I was growing up. And lived to tell about...
No Mother’s Day Gifts For Me

No Mother’s Day Gifts For Me

I’m not expecting much from my family on Mother’s Day. There won’t be any gifts. No box of chocolates. No new dishwasher. I don’t expect my husband to buy me flowers or a spa gift certificate. I’m not his mother. His mother passed away seven years ago. He used to buy lobsters and cook them...
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...
Me And My Not-So Baby

Me And My Not-So Baby

Being a parent is hard. Being a parent of a 12 1/2 year-old girl is even harder. My relationship with my daughter these days has a lot of ups and downs in it, more so than with anyone else in my life: her almost 15 year-old brother, my husband, my mother. Even my ex-husband. To...