I Have a Coin with a Dictator on it Rather than a Birth Certificate

"Where you from?” Such a basic question, and yet I stutter and exhale a deep sigh of annoyance. I clarify, “You mean where I do live now or where was I born?” To which most will reply, “I mean, what’s your nationality?” ...more

Interview with Jean Hackensmith, author of Identity Crisis


Aging Gracefully

Daily Prompt: Young At Heart by Krista on March 22, 2014NaBloPoMo – BlogHerWhat are your thoughts on aging? How will you stay young at heart as you get older?~~~~~~~~It seems to me, I have aged forty-years during the last twenty-years. Life has been hard; with lot’s of lessons to be learned. When my girls left home, I had a small identity crisis. No longer was I ‘mom’ or ‘mommy’ all day long; seven days a week. I found myself with a lot of time on my hands and an empty stillness which I turned into meditation....more

Throwing Yourself Off the Cliff

I didn’t take to motherhood like a duck in water. My own mother was -- and is -- so good at it. Endlessly patient. Endlessly understanding. Endlessly giving. She was born to be a mother the way Mozart was born to be a musical genius. (Nope, not an overstatement.) Me? I feel selfish in comparison. There are things I want out of this life that have nothing to do with being a mom. That doesn’t mean I want to shirk off my kids -- quite the opposite -- but it has taken a long time to figure out how to be me while still being a mother to them....more
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Mind Bloggling

Anne KimballLife on the Funny FarmI'm having a serious identity crisis. It's bad enough I don't know what kind of Mom to be from one moment to the next, I don't even know what kind of blogger to be, either.When I joined up with Top Mommy Blogs, I had to choose a category for my blog. This was not ...more

Winter fruit salad and an identity crisis

Maraschino cherry identity crisis This blog has been going on for a month now and I am experiencing an identity crisis. Who am I? Who is this blog? Why do I write in English although I am Greek? I am not a professional cook , although I have cooked peofessionally and someone even trusted his summer holidays and took me in to cook for him and his friends. Why do I propose recipes although I am not a gastro journalist or a food expert. Why am I doing this at all, I didn't study to become a wine expert or a pastry chef....more

Which "One" Am I?

My brother is here for the holiday weekend. He's the only one that actually stayed home while the rest of us uprooted here for some reason that I still have trouble explaining to people. It's rather unusual that we all ended up moving our lives to the midwest while my brother remains in Sunny California. Most people here would think we've been living in the midwest and he was the one that went off to live the glamourous LA life....more

The Stay At Home Mom Identity Crisis

For a lot of new mothers that have made the leap from the mainstream workforce to staying at home to care for their children, there is an internal struggle that developes.  We often question whether we are making the right decision for ourselves and our familes.  I'm currently going through a crisis with my identity regarding this very topic.  You can find it all in my most recent post.An Identity Crisis - The Stay At Home Mom...more

The Vanishing Act: Sex, Lies, and Video Surveillance

Have you ever hated your life so much that you wish you could run away? I’d be lying if I said I’ve never had fleeting thoughts of chucking it all and sailing around the world, or moving to an exotic, touristy area where a suitable breakfast consisted of a banana daiquiri. As parents, I think we’ve all experienced transitory moments like that, particularly when completely overwhelmed, stressed to the max, and running on empty....more

The French Identity Crisis

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This blog is absolutely one of my favorites! =) I have, only this year, realized that all I can ...more