I Don’t Love My Kids

There we were — bB and I in a staring duel, both of us refusing to flinch first.  I asked him nicely to tidy up the playroom.  I even reminded him that I asked him nicely.  I’m about four-five seconds from wildin’, and his definitive “no” and light saber pointed right at me are sure to put me over the… Read more →

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Supermoms Unite!: My First Mothers Group Experience

I had been looking forward to yesterday for a couple of weeks now. I even marked it on my fridge calendar: “Mothers Group meeting at 8pm.”  I’ve wanted to get more involved in my church, so when Father Joseph mentioned during mass that a mothers group for our parish was forming, I knew this would be my ticket in!   We all sat quietly as the mom from my parish who initiated the group began the meeting by telling us about how we would be spending our hour together every month. But the real magic happened when we all took part in… Read more →


A Reason, A Season, A Lifetime

Why?   It’s the one thing most people ask their God/the universe when they lose someone they love.   I have lost two moms now — my biological mom shortly after I turned two (she lost her battle with breast cancer).  And my stepmom who has been gone for four long/short months, as of the 16th.   Sidebar: I hate… Read more →