SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 4:26AM

Feeling blessed, grateful and thankful

I’m on an emotional roller coaster. I’ve cried tears of joy. I’ve cried tears of pain. And at times, well, I’ve just cried.

My attorney called today. The judge came back with a decision after a week of deliberating in regards to the custody of my youngest daughter. He ruled inRead full post »
SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 4:26AM

Feeling blessed, grateful and thankful

I’m on an emotional roller coaster. I’ve cried tears of joy. I’ve cried tears of pain. And at times, well, I’ve just cried.

My attorney called today. The judge came back with a decision after a week of deliberating in regards to the custody of my youngest daughter. He ruled inRead full post »
AUGUST 23, 2011 11:05AM

Will my nest be half empty soon?

The contractions started just after midnight. I was already three weeks late so I’d been eager to just “have this baby already!†But the pain was unlike anything I’d ever felt. Then a wave of panic hit me like a brick. Suddenly, it became harder and harder to breathe. I guessRead full post »
AUGUST 23, 2011 2:31AM

Will my nest be half empty soon?


The contractions started just after midnight. I was already three weeks late so I’d been eager to just “have this baby already!†But the pain was unlike anything I’d ever felt. Then a wave of panic hit me like a brick. Suddenly, it became harder and harder to breathe. IRead full post »


The following is an excerpt from one of my favorite bloggers, Perils of Divorced Paulinewho is featuring yours truly in her Blogger Space series:


"Two Kids and a Fish is an inspirational blog written by a single mom reinventing her life post-divorce. Two Fish’s upbeat, lo
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The following is an excerpt from one of my favorite bloggers, Perils of Divorced Paulinewho is featuring yours truly in her Blogger Space series:


"Two Kids and a Fish is an inspirational blog written by a single mom reinventing her life post-divorce. Two Fish’s upbeat, lo
Read full post »
The following are quick hits about some things that happened during our vacation. I’m still shaking my head at a lot of this stuff, but I survived and I can laugh about it now.

“Flattered but no thanks†moment: Where are you frrrrrrum?
I pick up the rental car with my twoRead full post »

The following are quick hits about some things that happened during our vacation. I’m still shaking my head at a lot of this stuff, but I survived and I can laugh about it now.

“Flattered but no thanks†moment: Where are you frrrrrrum?
I pick up the rental car with myRead full post »
The following was written on July 23, 2011 somewhere in southern California.

I’m lying in bed. My youngest is next to me, lying on her stomach and hogging the pillows as she watches “Good Luck Charlie†on the Disney Channel. My oldest is in the bed next to us texting, facebooking,Read full post »
The following was written on July 23, 2011 somewhere in southern California.

I’m lying in bed. My youngest is next to me, lying on her stomach and hogging the pillows as she watches “Good Luck Charlie†on the Disney Channel. My oldest is in the bed next to us texting, facebooking,Read full post »
He was sitting across the table from me at a restaurant inside the five-star hotel where he was staying.

“Order anything you want. It’s on me and you need to eat,†he said with a touch of pity in his voice. I could tell that he could tellRead full post »
He was sitting across the table from me at a restaurant inside the five-star hotel where he was staying.

“Order anything you want. It’s on me and you need to eat,†he said with a touch of pity in his voice. I could tell that he could tellRead full post »
It started a few days ago when I saw a picture of my grandfather. My mom and my aunt each used different photos of my grandfather as profile pictures on Facebook. After all, it was the week leading up to Father’s Day, and they loved him dearly. Read full post »
It started a few days ago when I saw a picture of my grandfather. My mom and my aunt each used different photos of my grandfather as profile pictures on Facebook. After all, it was the week leading up to Father’s Day, and they loved him dearly. Read full post »
Dear Neighbors:

Once again, I was awakened by the high-pitched yapping of your small dog and the grunting of your big dog at 5:30 in the freakin morning. (You’ll understand the grunting reference in a minute.)

Of all days, my youngest picked today to sleep in until 8:30 a.m.Read full post »
Dear Neighbors:

Once again, I was awakened by the high-pitched yapping of your small dog and the grunting of your big dog at 5:30 in the freakin morning. (You’ll understand the grunting reference in a minute.)

Of all days, my youngest picked today to sleep in until 8:30 a.m.Read full post »
JUNE 12, 2011 4:43PM

The very first kiss

He grabbed me by the hips and pulled me in, closer to him. With all certainty and without warning, he kissed me for the very first time. From that moment on, I was his.

“He’s the one,†I said to myself. “This is the man I’m going to marry.† 
JUNE 12, 2011 4:43PM

The very first kiss

He grabbed me by the hips and pulled me in, closer to him. With all certainty and without warning, he kissed me for the very first time. From that moment on, I was his.

“He’s the one,†I said to myself. “This is the man I’m going to marry.† 
JUNE 11, 2011 2:48AM

Why does Daddy lie to me?

“Why does Daddy lie to me?â€

These six little words dangled in the air for what seemed like an eternity. That’s how long it took me to exhale.

Meanwhile, the hamster wheel in my head was working overtime. This was such an important question and IRead full post »
JUNE 10, 2011 8:23PM

Why does Daddy lie to me?

“Why does Daddy lie to me?â€

These six little words dangled in the air for what seemed like an eternity. That’s how long it took me to exhale.

Meanwhile, the hamster wheel in my head was working overtime. This was such an important question andRead full post »
Today was a good day. I got the magic e-mail from the ex containing two letters (“OKâ€), which gave me the green light to take my little one out of state for vacation next month. Just me and my two girls, which will be a huge change of paceRead full post »
Today was a good day. I got the magic e-mail from the ex containing two letters (“OKâ€), which gave me the green light to take my little one out of state for vacation next month. Just me and my two girls, which will be a huge change of paceRead full post »
I said something out loud recently. Something I hadn’t had the guts to say to anyone before. Not even to myself. I may not have even realized it until the words left my mouth.  

Saying this out loud not only took me by surprise, it shocked the hellRead full post »
I said something out loud recently. Something I hadn’t had the guts to say to anyone before. Not even to myself. I may not have even realized it until the words left my mouth.  

Saying this out loud not only took me by surprise, it shocked the hellRead full post »
My relationship with God is complicated. Or simple, depending on how you look at it.

Although it’s been a while since I’ve been to church, I talk to God every day. Some days, I talk to God all day long

If God is truly present everywhere and at all times, thenRead full post »