Category Archives: Mommy

Obituary Revisited: My First Motherless Mother’s Day

As I approach my first motherless Mother’s Day, I feel compelled to rewrite my mom’s obituary. When my exquisite, brilliant mom died six months ago, I was numb with overwhelming and debilitating grief. I had so much to do to … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Fun

I get up with Alex at 6:30 a.m. every Saturday. Every week I think that will change, that he will sleep later, but it doesn’t happen. I have no idea why I don’t accept my reality. He remains our resident … Continue reading

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Let It Go! Top Five Reasons ‘Frozen’ Is for Boys, too.

An anonymous Michigan dad feels his wife is “setting his son up to be beat up for the rest of his life” because he’s having a Frozen-themed birthday party. I think the kid is being hurt more by his chest-thumping … Continue reading

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Saving Face: I Had Basal Cell Carcinoma

It all started with an innocent-looking pink bump near my jaw line. Maybe a zit, I thought, though I am not prone to those (don’t hate me for clear skin; remember, I‘ve had a black cloud stalking my ass for … Continue reading

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My Little Sous Chef

I was walking Alex into school today and he said, “Mommy! Look! I see grass! Oh yeah! Oh yeah!” It was like Spider-Man, Lightening McQueen, and sea salt caramels (his favorite—yup, blame me) fell at his feet. He was that … Continue reading

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U Can’t Touch This: Best Mother-Son Wedding Dance Ever

Most mother-son dances at weddings are pretty forgettable. They awkwardly dance to a slow song–“Unforgettable” is always popular– while guests pick at their dinners until it’s time to applause. It’s usually a long three or four minutes. That’s what makes … Continue reading

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Hope Turns to Horror

I rarely use the word ironic because it’s so overused. But young siblings suffocating to death in a hope chest is heartbreakingly and horrifyingly ironic. Police responded to a home in Franklin, Mass. at 8:00 p.m. Sunday after a relative … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Sun

I will be the first one to admit I have been in a f*ck you funk lately. If you haven’t noticed, just ask Kimye. A black cloud stalked me Single White Female-style for an entire year. I was knocked on … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Kimye

Kimye, it’s 2014. Out with the old and in with the new. No, I am not talking about the customized soft porn Hermès Birkin bag you’re Karrying around that cost more than a year’s worth of my mortgage payments. Or … Continue reading

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I just survived a one-two-three punch Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas–without my mom. She was my right hand in the kitchen, my gimmel, my Santa Claus. She was my best friend, my mentor, my miracle. She was the curve of my … Continue reading

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