Tag: single parenting

Divergent

I have always been different. But it’s just the past 4 or 5 years that I have really, truly enjoyed and reveled in it. I kind of march to the beat of my own hippie-diva conga drum. For example, this would be me on the far right: I wear unique stuff. I have big hair. I prefer Indian or Greek…

Thirteen

The year was 2003. My daughter had just turned 1, and I was in the midst of trying to save an exhausting and abusive marriage. I’d been feeling excessively drained and cranky, so I scheduled an appointment with my OBGYN to discuss post-partum depression. While I was there, they did a routine pregnancy test. Positive. I felt as though I’d…

From Rory to Lorelai

If I could only watch one TV show for the rest of my life, it would be the Gilmore Girls. No contest. I started watching it in the year 2000 when it aired. I was immediately hooked. I loved everything about it. The sarcasm. The quick banter. The bestie relationship between mother and daughter, Lorelai and Rory. I imagined having…

Removed

It was summer 2009. I remember so little anymore, but I remember that summer so well. I was freshly divorced and trying hard to put my life back together. To add insult to injury, I was trying to learn how to manage raising two kids, one of whom has autism, on my own. So I attended Zion’s IEP meeting with…

Starfish Moment

Life has been sort of a blur lately. Between both of my jobs, single-parenting, and trying to keep a home together, I haven’t been to the grocery store in like 3 weeks. Maybe a month. Yesterday morning I opened the refrigerator and it was so empty, I’m fairly certain I heard it whisper, “Helpppp me.” So I made my list, and headed…

Busy

Yesterday morning I was in full working mom grouch mode. I had just returned to the house from a very annoying breakfast “meeting,” and I was in a foul mood. Beyond foul. If you know me at all, you know this mood well. Lips pursed. Eyebrows furrowed. Cursing with my eyes. When I get like this the only things that…