Let it go...

When my kids were little, I remember feeling exhausted all the time.Someone always whined at me.Someone always clung to me.Someone always needed my attention.My dream was to wander down the grocery store isles, picking out cucumbers and toilet paper alone and in peace....more


STANDING IN MY SUNSHINE“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson...more

When I Grow Up

When I was 17 I wanted to be a psychologist or psychiatrist. I wanted to sit in an office with my name on the door and listen to people talk to me about their problems. I thought that seemed fairly easy. At some point I realized I don't give a shit about other people's problems and have you ever listened to someone talk about themselves for an hour straight? It's fuckin awful. ...more

Cats in the Cradle

by elizabethdamicoI know it was just yesterday that my K’s kindergarten teacher was explaining (very patiently ) that staying until after lunch did not qualify as ‘just getting her settled in’Her first grade teacher said that peeking through the outside window of her class room was not best of ideas and may be scaring the other children.The next several grades just gave up and the school allowed me to tutor there.We spent the junior high years home schooling....more

flight of the ladybug

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."~ E.E. Cummings ~She wants to dress herself, but only in pajamas.She wants to wear un-na-wear, but not sit on a potty. ...more

Dearest Mic... (a love note to my son)

December 18, 20127:15 a.m.Dearest Mic,...more

Heel Yeah!

On Saturday, I met my two of my friends for lunch.  The three of us have been friends for over ten years. One lives here, and the other was in town for a wedding, and I am SO glad she messaged me if only for lunch. I miss her so much. She's the friend who is ALWAYS hilarious, can tell a story like no other, likes to have a good time, always makes you happy when you're sad, and one of the nicest people I know....more

The Other Woman

Fathers and daughters…  People instantly picture dad waiting by the front door with his shotgun when the first boy comes over to take his little princess on a date.  You hear about how emotional it is for him to give his little girl away on her wedding day; he’s been the most important man in her life up to that point.  But what about mothers and sons?  I feel like that relationship doesn’t conjure up the same stereotypical images.  I guess because boys are perceived differently than girls – tougher, more independent – that the mother-son relationship is also percei...more


My favorite Halloween story involves a guy who wasn't a relative, playmate or boyfriend. He was Serge Garabosky....more

Co-sleeping at eight?

Today, when I was helping the boys get ready for bed, I saw this on Big A's bunkbed...........more