Knock Out

She stood at the kitchen sink, hands immersed in sudsy water with flecks of dinner's remains floating about. Mom sat at the kitchen table, letting us, her two youngest, clean up from the night's meal she had prepared. It was a typical evening scene until she felt a strange, sharp pain in her back shoulder-blade … Continue reading Knock Out

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At Leash’s End

"I'm tired of hearing you yell," stops me mid stride. The leash tightens around my hand and two toddlers run askew as I try to gain order, try to gather the pieces of myself that just shattered. Eyes downcast, heart heavy,  I reply, "You're tired?"  

Single Moms Rock: Part 2- Dating Appcidents

So, if you checked out Single Mom Rocks, I promised you there'd be a sequel... and here it is!              Dating App Ass-haps This piece, also inspired by my single mom LPN friend, came out on the site ESME.com today! I know my friend was eagerly awaiting the sharing of … Continue reading Single Moms Rock: Part 2- Dating Appcidents

Put Me Out To Pasture: Musings on Getting Older

I turned 36. I suppose that's not a big deal, but it kinda feels like a big deal.  I'm a mother to a 4 ½-year-old and an almost 3-year-old. My brain feels, on most days, like it is the consistency of messy diaper droppings, with approximately the same capabilities. I can't tell you how many … Continue reading Put Me Out To Pasture: Musings on Getting Older