Mother’s Day…man…It’s so interesting. When I was pregnant and prepping emotionally to be a single Mom, I anticipated and worried a lot about many things that I knew would be difficult to navigate. I had no doubt Father’s Day would be a tricky trap of emotion. But I never anticipated that Mother’s Day would also be […]Read More ›
What if I fail? It’s a question that I’ve asked myself often. I’m going to guess you have too. Back when I was in my 20s, I was careful to only take on challenges that I was pretty sure I couldn’t fail at. I would dip my toe in, test out my skills in whatever […]Read More ›
I recently came across an opinion piece in The Washington Post titled, “The Dangers of Celebrating Single Motherhood“. The title alone put a knot in the pit of my stomach. The words contained within added to it. The author argues against pieces she has seen that have celebrated single motherhood saying, “Whether it’s good for […]Read More ›
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…Read More ›
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…”Read More ›
When I mentioned to my three younger sisters that I was going to New Orleans with my best friend Shannon, my sister Mallory said, with what I took as genuine concern in her voice, “You know New Orleans is…fun…right???”Read More ›
I am a former globe-trotting network news producer and reporter who now works as an editor for UNHCR based in Nairobi Kenya. I’ve had a few different careers: actress, legal assistant, investigative producer, foreign correspondent, and now working in the humanitarian field. I wouldn’t have it any other way!Read More ›