Archive for April, 2010

big jerk


I have lost my status as the seemingly cool, adoring, irreplaceable parent.  I knew it was coming.  I have always known that one day they wouldn’t need me anymore.  Wouldn’t want me anymore.  But, it doesn’t make the demotion any easier.  In just one day I learned that I was annoying, weird, embarrassing and not […]

guilty? me?


I briefly caught part of an interview with Jennifer Lopez as I was heading to preschool pickup this morning.  She was talking about how guilty she feels for all the time she spends away from her kids.  Within the interview, she alluded to the fact that all mothers want to be with their kids all […]

Some believe that parenting is a two-person job, requiring the presence and influence of both parents.  Others emphasize that many parents are doing it alone; single parents by default or design, raising their children independently or with little influence of a second parent.  Then, there are parents like myself – temporary, pseudo-single parents; alone in […]

the good stuff


(*originally posted on 4/15) I am a foodie.  I love to eat, really eat.  Real food. I believe in variety; good bread, fresh veggies, fruit (preferably served in a glass with an alcohol content), chocolate. So, it doesn’t surprise me in the least when my kids ask to make cookies (homemade), or when they run […]

Bring it on


There are really no words to explain what the past three weeks have been like.  I have been overwhelmed, exhausted, loved, elated, proud, successful, joyful, hated, stressed and filled with questions at any given moment, on any given day.  In hindsight, I suppose it hasn’t been that far away from the normal emotions that any […]

home again


And maybe, just maybe, after I dig through the mess of a house I am living in, the 5 loads of laundry waiting in my laundry room and finish grading essays I will sit down to write. . .