#NaBloPoMo I'm a Horrible Mother

I’m a Horrible Mother

I found this in a draft folder, from January of 2015, and thought it might be time to polish it, because it still feels like this sometimes. It’s hard to be a good mother all of the time. But after the divorce, I feel like a horrible mother and like I’m constantly doing it wrong. Read More

What Happens When A Writer's Son Can't Read?

What Happens When A Writer’s Son Can’t Read?

As they pulled my son from the fresh slice in my abdomen, he had a bluish tinge.  He was not crying.  Up to that point, I hadn’t spoken his name aloud: it was a secret that only he and I knew. “Why isn’t Puck crying?” I croaked, touching the nurse’s hand to get her attention Read More

Do My Children Need Therapy? A Divorced Mother's Worries

Do My Children Need Therapy? A Divorced Mother’s Worries

Do my children need therapy? I have to admit, this is something I’ve struggled with.  I’ve had extensive therapy since leaving their father – and it’s helped me a great deal.  I’ve been able to reflect on why I married their father, why I stayed married for almost ten years despite a broken relationship.  Why Read More

When Odd Coincidences Pile Up

Falling Over Myself – #AAF with Tamara like Camera

Summer is starting to leave us now…the days are getting shorter, the weather is starting to get brisker, it’s about time to pull up our warm socks, put on our scarves and have some pumpkin stew.  And today I had the opportunity to blog with an expert on pumpkin stew – one of my favorite Read More

#1000Speak - Listen to your Children with Compassion

#1000Speak – Listen to your Children with Compassion

Listen. It’s such a simple word. An anagram for silent. Which you should be while you’re listening. But listening isn’t the same as hearing. It’s not the same at all. Listening, active listening, involves actually taking the time to digest what the other person is saying. It takes time. And sometimes, it involves compassion. I Read More

Sunday Confession: This Blog is My Space

Sunday Confession: This Blog is My Space

One of my favorite bloggers at More Than Cheese and Beer has several regular features.  Every Friday, I read her Friday Feats and Fails and say darn it, this Friday, yet again, I didn’t join in the fun. At More than Cheese and Beer, the fails always come first. The things she isn’t so proud Read More