Learning to Draw A Story: My New Hobby

The words don't come anymore. They haven't, not for awhile now.I guess, to be honest, that isn't entirely true.The words DO come, but mostly in fragments.They hold hands, in some shy, chaste form of courting.But, they refuse to consummate their union.There's no mating, no creating of more words. No birth of a post.Wow, see what I did there? I just totally sexed up sentence forming.I'm sure this is a sign that I should totally stop writing, like, RIGHT. NOW.But, I never was one to take a hint.So.......more
I love you. more

An Affair Strengthened My Marriage

It began as a typical Saturday night out with my closest women friends. But on that particular evening as we sat, laughed and talked in a popular New York restaurant, acquaintances were seated nearby celebrating their friend Alex's* birthday. They invited us to join their table for a toast, which turned into several. When the house music came on and everyone headed for the bar, Alex — handsome and playful — took my hand and led me to the dance floor. ...more
people just don't take their vows seriously any more. more

I Finally Stopped Apologizing to My Kids for Divorcing Their Dad

My happiness vs. what I thought would be my kids happiness...   That is the place I was in, while considering leaving my husband. A decision I did not take lightly, an agonizing, heart breaking, painful decision. How could I take my children away from their Dad, how could I break up all they knew as a family. It simply came down to what I truly wanted for my children. Their happiness....more
I agree with this post, more than yours. Marriage is a commitment that you take vows for, and ... more

Support Grows for Debra Harrell: Parents Realize They're Overbearing Assholes

“The child is in the custody of the Department of Social Services.” Why? ...more
I'm so sorry this mom felt like she had no other choice. I would never leave a child alone ... more

Support Grows for Debra Harrell: Parents Realize They're Overbearing Assholes

“The child is in the custody of the Department of Social Services.” Why? ...more
but this is such a different world now. more

I Gave My Daughter Her First Joint

I gave my daughter a joint this past weekend.I do not mean that to sound like it was no big deal, because it was not at all a casual decision. My daughter is almost 15 years old and a freshman in high school, and she has always been very open and honest with me.  Image: Rafael Castillo ...more
Oh boy. While I agree with the author of this post, to an extent, (yes I would want my child to ... more

Mommy Blogging Remains a Radical Act

In 2005 at the original BlogHer, Alice Bradley declared mommy blogging a radical act. By 2009, Lindsay Ferrier and others declared that ship sailed....more
Yes yes yes, it all matters. BUT... please don't forget about us Midlifers. You mommy bloggers ... more

Face-to-Face with My Empty Nest Life

I am at last face-to-face with my empty nest life, even if I am still in denial. Today, my first day with an empty house, I want to remain tucked within my sheets, indulging in a flood of salty tears that have already soaked through and stained my pillow. I have no desire to open my eyes and indulge them to a surrounding wall of obvious sunshine and warmth outside.My heart is breaking! And this is only my first day....more
Aww honey, I read this last night on my phone and couldn't figure out how to comment. Your ... more

Who owns the comment section of your blog? http://www.alphabetsalad.com/blog-home/

Who owns the comment section of your blog? http://www.alphabetsalad.com/blog-home/ ...more
I own my blog outright, including the comment section. (I pay for it!)  However, people are free ... more

If you were to do only one (personal) social media -- which would you choose -- Twitter, blog, pinterest, instagram ??? And why??

If you were to do only one (personal) social media -- which would you choose -- Twitter, blog, pinterest, instagram ??? And why??...more
alienbody Linda Anselmi I agree! more