From "I Do" To "I Don't," Do You Know Who's to Blame? 1

From "I Do" To "I Don’t," Do You Know Who’s to Blame?

One of the things about becoming single again that can either be a good or a bad thing: you have a lot of time to think. Especially when the kids aren’t home. While there are certainly those who use their time to think about revenge, I spent a lot of that time engaged in self-reflection. Read More

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Crawl-A-Thon Doping Controversy 1

Crawl-A-Thon Doping Controversy

Mock Mom has reposted my very first satire piece.  It was based on a real case where a baby’s trophy in a crawling contest was taken away after he “scooted” instead of doing the typical bear crawl. And you thought Steve Harvey had a problem. Want Live By Surprise in your inbox?  Click here to join our mailing Read More

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The Diaper Continuum - From Clean to Why Did I Reproduce?

The Diaper Continuum – From Clean to Why Did I Reproduce?

I’m excited to be over at Sammiches and Psych Meds with my piece “The Diaper Continuum” – click the link and have a look!! Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin Live by SurpriseWant Live By Surprise in your inbox?  Click here to join our mailing list or follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Bloglovin for the Read More

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Germ Warfare: Daycare is Contagious and There Is No Vaccine

Germ Warfare: Daycare is Contagious and There Is No Vaccine

From the outside daycare looks like a smiling happy group of children who spend the day playing and learning, holding hands and singing songs. Those of us who have spent time in the trenches know the real, seedy truth:  daycare is a germ-infested environment that would horrify even hazmat-suit-wearing CDC staff. I’m excited to have Read More

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A Divorced Mothers Worry: Do My Children Need Therapy?

A Divorced Mothers Worry: Do My Children Need Therapy?

It’s a commonly held belief that all children of divorce need some psychological help. It’s not always true – but as a divorced mom, it is something that I’ve thought about. Read more – see my article at DivorcedMoms.com. Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin. Live by SurpriseWant Live By Surprise in your inbox?  Click here to Read More

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40 Pieces of Advice for My Children on the Eve of My Fortieth Birthday

40 Pieces of Advice for My Children on the Eve of My Fortieth Birthday

I’m turning forty this week. I’ve decided that I’d like to give my children forty pieces of advice that I’ve absorbed in the past 14,610 days (thank you WolframAlpha). Come over to Sammiches and Psych Meds to see my advice. Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin Live by SurpriseWant Live By Surprise in your inbox?  Click here to Read More

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11 Thoughts While Having a Transvaginal Ultrasound - Sammiches and Psych Meds

11 Thoughts While Having a Transvaginal Ultrasound – Sammiches and Psych Meds

As a woman of a certain age, I’ve had enough doctors, nurses, technicians, interns, and members of the general public up in my hooha that if I lined them all up, we could fill out a parade. With two miscarriages, three children and a round of fertility treatments under my belt, I’ve had more ultrasounds than I can count on all my Read More

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My Destination is No Longer Set by the Way the Wind Blows 1

America Needs Paid Maternity Leave

This past week, you may have read about an multi-national corporation called Vodaphone who’s making a bit of a stir by offering all of their employees at least 16 weeks of paid maternity leave.  In addition, they’ll be offering flexible work hours to employees returning from leave.  All employees.  Including Americans. Which is fantastic – because the US continues Read More

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The Nightmare BEFORE Christmas: Holiday Planning After Divorce

The Nightmare BEFORE Christmas: Holiday Planning After Divorce

When my ex and I first divorced, I knew the big holidays were going to be a problem.  Easter.  Christmas.  Thanksgiving.  All of them. So, in an attempt to avoid those issues, we came up with a specific agreement that should have answered all of our problems. Turns out, not so much. Read more in my article Read More

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My Destination is No Longer Set by the Way the Wind Blows 1

The Soundtrack of My Divorce

If your  life were a movie – what songs would be on the soundtrack?   I had a tumultuous courtship with my ex, and a long and difficult relationship that eventually led us to divorce.  This weekend I thought about what kind of songs would have been on the soundtrack of that story.  And I Read More

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