Monkey Joe's is the Devil

I can’t believe it, my son turned 5 on Saturday. Because we had been celebrating his birthday all month long, we decided that there would be no party on the actual date.  What I’d like to know is, when did birthdays turn into Mardi Gras?  When I was a kid, you got 1 DAY of celebration.  You know, your ACTUAL birthday. ...more

Mom On Vacation

To read more from BUTTERFLY go to www.butterfly.proWhen you’re a mom on a family vacation: same job, different office....more

A Mother Always Knows...Mamma Mia!

I went to visit my mother the other day, she’s a spry woman but unfortunately bronchitis took her out, so being the dutiful daughter that I am I paid her a visit....more

Mamma Mia!

I went to visit my mother the other day, she’s a spry woman but unfortunately bronchitis took her out, so being the dutiful daughter that I am I paid her a visit....more

On being both a Mom and a Writer

I originally wrote this for a writer's board I participate on, but it relates so well to what I talk about on this blog that I wanted to share it here, too. The context is that another writer was complaining that she is limited in her reach right not because she's a mom. This is my reply:...more

I Turned 30 Without My Mom

I turned 30 today. My heart isn't heavy about it. Actually I'm happy to have an excuse for the gray hairs, a reason for having a grocery cart full of kids and the ability to tell you how to get out every stain known to man. 30 is going to be good, I can tell already. The one thing that my heart is extremely heavy about is that I had to enter this new decade of my life without my mom. My entire family and friends celebrated with me, called me, emailed me, and bombarded me, everyone except my mom. ...more

My mom and I haven't spoken for 6 months. She missed my kids 3rd and 11th birthdays - because ...more

Don't Hate Me 'Cus

http://projectsupermom.blogspot.com/2011/03/dont-hate-me-cus.html Having spent the past few years navigating the world of motherhood, it is amazing in its sisterhood. Once you're in the club, you're in the club! But acceptance doesn't come as easily as you might think. There are very distinct branches within the club, and they don't necessarily commingle...kinda like oil and water....more

Single Mom in Control

I need to get up. This was my primary thought as I lay in bed in the fetal position this past Valentine’s Day, sick to my stomach over a very rich Love Day lunch that my stomach was rejecting in the most painful way possible....more

The phrase "working mother" is redundant. ~Jane Sellman

The phrase "working mother" is redundant. ~Jane Sellman Moms, isn't this the truth? We work, work, work, whether it's in the home, in our career, or in both places full-time! It's always full-time. We were snowed in last week, school was shut down, offices were closed, and all we could do was be home together. That was awesome, of course!! However, I realized on the day I returned to work, that I was actually getting a break! Ha ha.  I attended a women's gathering at church last night....more
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