Fifteen years ago, a single book I picked up in the Boston Airport helped me leave an abusive job, seek help for a spiraling eating disorder and pursue my passion for writing. There is no doubt, when I look back at the last decade plus, (during which I got healthy, married, had my first child and became a published author), that a book saved my life. Throughout my life, I’ve … [Read more...] about The Book That Saved My Life (and the books that are helping mom’s through the pandemic)
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For over three years, Daddy-o has been a Fly-In, Fly-Out (FIFO) parent. It has not been without some challenges and now he’s transitioning back into the local office. This is good news! Although he works long hours, it means he will be home most nights. It’s something we are all looking forward to. (Kind of.) You see, I’ve grown quite accustom to my strange new existence as … [Read more...] about 4 Reasons Why Solo Parenting Can Be Awesome.
February is a difficult month for me as a mother. And this February in particular seems to be hitting me even harder. My daughter died three years ago, on February 3rd, 2012 from Tay-Sachs disease. She was just three years old so with this passing antithesis of a golden milestone it causes me to be painfully aware of the fact that there will come a time in the very near future … [Read more...] about Dealing With The Loss of A Child – Moving Past Grief
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson It's a brand new year, but I'm not thinking about bold new changes in my life - like going on a great new health kick, or starting those singing or ballet lessons I've always wanted. Nope. I’m thinking about the simple things a mother yearns for as we realize we’ve become second, and … [Read more...] about The “Perfect” New Year’s Resolution
One of my grandmothers was married three times. Each time a husband died, she found another within a year or so. My other grandmother lived the same way. Her adored soulmate died after 25 years of marriage and a cruel illness; within a year she had a new last name. My and my husband’s mother have had four spouses and a couple of extra fiancés between the … [Read more...] about Alone… and Loving It!