I still remember the phone call. Nearly five years ago. A Monday night. I was sitting on my living room floor watching TV and painting my nails. My phone rang. It was my mom. She nonchalantly asked me if I had heard about my dad..."Big Paul." I told her no. She simply said, "He died." … Continue reading What My Dad’s Death Taught Me About Life
Every Friday as I leave for work, I know that while I’ll see my oldest daughter when I get home from work, I won't see my youngest again until Monday. The is the routine her father and I have unofficially adopted since our recent separation. She spends the week at home – since she has school. … Continue reading How It Feels To Become The “Un-Fun” Parent After Divorce
I'm sitting at a small corner table in Panera Bread alone - just me, my computer and a spicy Thai chicken salad. My husband and kids are off on an adventure of their own, so I decided to come grab lunch and do some writing. There was a time not too long ago when … Continue reading Why Dating Yourself Is Actually Good For Your Health
My 4-year-old is super clingy when I get home in the evening. She follows me everywhere, including the bathroom. And when I'm on the couch she's stuck to me like glue, making me watch The Finger Family or Surprise Eggs or these strange videos with adults acting out the voices of barbies and crap … Continue reading Got Mom Guilt? Don’t.
I recently found myself upstairs, sitting on my bedroom floor crying over a Hot Pocket. And this was not a little cry; I was full-on bawling. Now, I say I was crying over a Hot Pocket. But the Hot Pocket really just accelerated the fuse that was already slowly burning. Have you ever thought about … Continue reading This Week In Self-Care