Pressing The Unfriend Key

Sometimes we choose  our friends and sometimes we are blessed with others that tend to fall into our lives by accident....more

The Box

      I decided it was time to reveal another side of Meno Mama, one that I've never shared here before. You know me for my humor and subtle sarcasm.  But there is so much more. As hesitant as I was about posting this story, a good friend advised me to "write without fear, live without fear."  And for that reason, I'm sharing this today.     No worries, Folks. I promise to bring back all the funny that you know and love next week!...more

Do Books on Grief Make Grief Harder?

I didn't want anyone telling me how to grieve or giving me advice on something so crippling and unforgiving. I didn't want someone telling me it would be okay eventually or that I needed to move on and this was how to do it. I did read two books, but mostly memoirs of those who had babies die before me. I craved that literature, as I wanted to know I wasn't alone. But a psychiatrist's point of view about how to handle the worst thing conceivable? I wanted nothing to do with those words. ...more
Spot on. For the record, I hated Tear Soup, the only book I opened as well, and then shut half ...more

Horse Shows After My Father's Death

Now I understand why my mom didn't want me to start riding horses again. It wasn't that she thought it was too dangerous or too expensive (although I'm sure that was part of it). It was because she dreaded the phone call she received today – me in hysterics....more

Letter to Dad

Dear Dad,So your son found a video of you on YouTube. I don’t even think you knew what YouTube was but you made it on there before I did. LOL… It was so amazing to see you on there and hear your voice again. I can freeze frame the video and it is like you are looking right at me. I really miss talking to you and thought maybe I’d write you a letter here to let you know how I am doing....more

The Cemetery

This scenario happens to me at least four times a week: I am going about my day, usually in a good mood, and then I drive by the cemetery and my world comes crashing down around me. I obviously know where the cemetery is, but I always forget to avoid it. It comes seemingly out of nowhere....more

Babies are not supposed to die. End of story.

Ever since that dreadful, beautiful day where I held and lost my son, I felt a strong need to keep his memory alive. This was not an easy task....more

Questions of Faith

Do you believe in God?...more
Hello there, MrsFox! I am so glad you are posting on BlogHer. What a lovely sharing of self ...more

So Sad Monday

     We are a bit behind everyone, in fact we're even late by our own standards.  Today the kids and I packed away the final remnants of Christmas decorations.  Why does this simple  task leave such a sense of gloom over the house? I can't imagine we are the only ones who feel this way....more
@SunbonnetSmart.com  Robin, Thanks so much for sharing.  While sympathy is always welcome it is ...more

Some Years Are Not Meant for New Year Resolutions

God, what a damn mess, taking down a brittle dead Christmas tree is. And after all my boasting about what a steal-of-a-juicy-spruce our $39 Home Depot tree was, lasting over a month – it was still alive! Well, from across the room, anyway, from a safe vista distance, it still looked alive.... ...more