Is This Week Over Yet?

Actually…is this month over yet? As far as news goes, this month started off with the horrific and powerful letter a Stanford rape victim read aloud to her attacker.  And this week…well it has been one horrible, heartbreaking piece of news after the next. From the senseless murder of Christine Gimme, a singer on The Voice, to […]

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What I Wish I Had Known About Single Motherhood

It always feels so strange for me to give “advice” on anything…I can’t find my car keys most days of the week and I pretend that my jeans somehow shrunk in my closet when I put on weight…but I do have a little insight into what it’s like to be a single mom. So, in honor of the ½ decade I have spent solo parenting, here are my tiny tidbits of, let’s call them guidance and encouragement, for everyone who is about to make the leap…

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This Too Shall Pass…

This too shall pass.

It’s something I’ve repeated to myself time and time again over the course of my 35 years. When running the 12th mile of the New York City Half Marathon in 85 degree heat and my heels felt like there were knives sticking in them, I repeated over and over, “This too shall pass…this too shall pass…this too shall pass…”

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Friends Are the Security Blanket of Adulthood

A while back I wrote a piece about how family is a firm foundation as well as a soft place to land, and how this all hit me when I watched Ellie play soccer for the first time because every time she kicked the ball in the net, the first thing she would do is look around to find my face. Well this past weekend I was fortunate enough to spend the weekend with my two college best friends and former housemates.

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Fire Truck Grocery Carts, Calliou and Other Universally Despised Items

I love my daughter more than I have words to explain. Like I seriously watch her sleep at night and can feel myself falling more in love with her in that actual moment. But for the love of god, there are a handful of things that she gravitates toward that make me INSANE. In fact, I realized that I have formed a (perhaps slightly crazy) list of banned items that I have running through my head at pretty much all times. And I have to believe that I am not alone in my disdain.

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What the Hell is Balance Anyway?

Before I had my daughter the idea of “balance” never even once crossed my mind…well aside for the times that I was assigned to produce (while working in network news) a piece on it, usually related women and the topic of work/life balance. You know the ones I am talking about, where you total up all of the work that (typically) mom does around the house and extrapolate a value of this work. I knew that this so-called topic of work/life balance existed and was…discussed…and I also knew I had a sum total of zero interest in exploring it.

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