Motherhood Sickens Me!

I never thought motherhood could be disheartening sometimes.  I never thought that motherhood can be so draining not only physically but mentally as well.  There are times that I feel guilty about the things I do as a mother like; yell at The Don when I tell him to stop whining or screaming or when Bambino was an infant, I screamed at him one  night to go to sleep.  I feel guilty sometimes when I lose my patience when The Don has a temper tantrum.  I would close the door and lock him in his room and walking away to cool down. Until I cool down....more

Mindful Parenting – How to Be Present For Your Children….in Less than Five Minutes a Day!

 Mindfulness is a conscious choice.  You can choose to reinforce neural pathways that are connected with feeling more happy and relaxed by focusing on the positive in any given situation and by practicing gratitude....more

Mompetition...Who Are You Competing With?

Put Your Oxygen Mask On First

Going through a divorce can be one of the worst emotional experiences in a woman’s life. Sometimes, the effects can be so detrimental that a woman is completely unaware of how destructive it can be to her mind and body– until something life-threatening happens. ”Life-threatening” can be anything from deep depression/nervous breakdown or excessive weight gain to onset of heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. I’m sure that we've all read articles about the supposedly “sinister” results of being a divorced woman....more
@Lisa Thomson Thank you Lisa! I just made it through the "painful growth period" and yes-there ...more

Bless Your Heart: A Defeated Mom in the Shoe Aisle

Bless your heart. Thats what a lady told me today in Target while my youngest was on the ground screaming on top of her lungs. She too was a mom of younger kids probably around 6 years of age. ...more
@nikonMom Thank you so much! Well put!more


201....That's the number of complete months since I last spoke to or saw my Mother.  201 full months of missing her and needing her.  I was 26 years old when my Mom suddenly passed away.  It was the first time I'd lost someone incredibly close to me and I was shattered.  She was a young 59 and she was supposed to be here, even now, nearly 17 years later.  I fully expected her to help me plan my children's birthday parties, graduation parties, to come over and get in pictures when they went to Prom....more