Parenting

Confessions of an all-grown-up shy child

April 26, 2012 / 3 Comments

Yes, people. It’s true. I was shy child. Painfully shy. People who have only known me as an adult have a very hard time believing this. But it’s true. In fact, when I was small I was so shy that I would wrap myself around my mother’s leg and hide my face if anyone tried to…

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The Giant Man-Baby Phenomenon

January 3, 2012 / 16 Comments

Good God, people. Divorce is RAMPANT in my world the last few years. I am one of the happiest divorced people I know and even I’ll tell you this: Divorce sucks more than Jenna Jamison on a comeback tour. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. While there are many reasons for divorce, I keep noticing…

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The Single Momma Sorority

November 27, 2011 / 3 Comments

I haven’t showered since Thanksgiving (yes, of 2011, smartasses). I showered that morning, then I took a pass the next day as the kidsters and I were just planning a day of bouncing around the greater suburban Philadelphia area visiting cousins. Then later that night … the cough. The evil cough. The ex took the…

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Talkin’ turkey (not a cooking post — really, what were you thinking?)

November 24, 2011 / 0 Comments

Today I’m thankful for: 1. Waking up with the Irishman instead of waking up alone on Thanksgiving. 2. A gorgeous morning. A detour through Valley Forge Park on the way home. Scenery that still takes my breath away even though I’ve seen it a million times. My own “secret corner” of the park. 3. Just…

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Secrets of the Irish

November 20, 2011 / 2 Comments

Last night the Irishman invited the kids and I to family night at his “secrety society” of Irishmen. Want to know what the raffle prizes are for a gathering of Irish people? First prize: Whiskey. Second prize: Whiskey. Third prize: Whiskey. There was no fourth prize. No kidding. I think I laughed for 20 minutes…

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Faking my way through motherhood as best I can

May 8, 2011 / 0 Comments

Dear Mom, If I can be half the mother you were/are to me, I’ll consider myself a raging success. Motherhood is not something I always wear like a second skin — unlike you, who has always been a natural momma, through and through. Here are some things you taught me: Take it one day at…

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