Ho Ho Ho and Fa la la la la, de da de do do. That is my own made up version of Holiday carols. I do that sometimes and it’s always fun to play around with words and phrases, especially to illicit a laugh or two from an appreciating crowd. Or my kids. I know… Read More Dislike Unlike, Like Seriously? …a Mental Moment
Heartbeat, erratic as drops of rain on the windows in the gloomy pre-dawn light, fingers tapping a beat on the blanket, she was unsure if they tried to follow the rain or tripped after her heart. There seemed a pattern, in a second it was gone. Heart made sense, then rain, as the sense melted.… Read More Flash Fiction – Erratic
Innocent Wild as the wind on a winter’s day Sweet as the flowers blooming in May Looking at life through eyes filled with wonder. Child, she was grown Innocent woman given To him her body to own In him belief Safety always For him, relief She was love Laughter, life A bubbling brook Time, attention,… Read More Innocent
To Stand Up and to Make a Difference. I thought that time was a long time ago and isn’t that what we should be doing all the time? Eh.. well we could go there or we can go on and I think the time has come to move on from things we have not accomplished in… Read More The Time has Come the Walrus Said…
How many different kinds of love are there? You think many from growing up when you were told at every turn, typically after questioning why you felt the same way about your Great Aunt Gertie as you did your favorite stuffed animal? Or why mommy and daddy kissed but you weren’t supposed to kiss your brother/sister/cousin/insert relative… Read More Love is Love..
My Dearest Joshua (previously known on this blog as Mr Smarty Pants thinks he Knows it all 16, and 17 yo ) There are times in a mother’s life when she cannot help but wonder by what grace of which powers that be she is lucky enough to be blessed with children of high-caliber and excellent… Read More A Letter to my Son on the Occasion of Becoming an Adult
Le’t’s blow it wide open shall we? Ok I think I will. and if you don’t like it… well this is my world here and my truth. If someone feels it, who the hell is anybody to say it isn’t true. Right is different. Right has to be found. The feeling is true but what… Read More You Want the Truth?
There comes a time in just about everyone’s life, and yea I mean everyone, where we have had enough. Enough being mistreated, abused, enough conceding our worth, of being asked to do this or that or whatever, just enough. Everyone feels it. Enough is whatever it is to that person and whatever they have as… Read More Enough
Last Year; Ah the promise that title holds. especially if you are a struggling single mom and if you are a newbie to singledom with offspring, you may have clicked on it hoping to have the magic answer to your questions and not have to reinvent the wheel of surviving while the kids are out… Read More A Single Mom’s (ok, Dad’s too) Summer Survival Guide Part 2; Now What?
It’s hard to imagine I was waiting for this day¹ to come, or how profound of a change I would feel when it did. I had no idea the turmoil and confusion was only to be able to get to this day and emerge from where I have been, ready to get on with where I shall… Read More Free Spirit
I is for…Ignorance A while back I wrote a post called Stupid is Stupid but Ignorance is Bliss. It was in my early blogging days and while I stand by much of what I wrote at the time Today’s Mental Moment… is about how the Ignorance is bliss philosophy can, and often does, go to far.… Read More A-Z Challenge; I is for Ignorance Mental Moment
You and I Passed by Me and You We all looked at each other. So familiar thee, said I to me, And you and you looked on in wonder. When we parted ways. Over the passing days, You and you there Me and I here Askew and slightly asunder. It was clear to see I… Read More Romantic Monday – That’s How it Goes
The last day of the first week of the A-Z April Blogging Challenge finds us on F… F is for… Feminist Movement For those of you just joining us here, I am going through the alphabet discussing ideas great in theory but not so much in reality. Either through human interference, misinterpretation, overuse (the more… Read More A-Z Challenge; F is for Feminist Movement Mental Moment
E is for Effortless Earning of… We are on the letter E on the A-Z April Blogging Challenge and nearly through the first week. A day to regroup will be good, this isn’t easy. In fact nothing worth having is and Today’s Mental Moment… is about Effortless Earning of anything. I had a bit of… Read More A-Z Challenge; E is for Effortless Earning of (insert whatever you want here) Mental Moment