Couch to 5K — I’m running again

I started out enthusiastically running in sub-zero temperatures. I was making tangible progress in a short time. Unfortunately, it didn’t take very long to become sidelined with an injury. I got shin-splints. No matter what I did, they did not heal. Walking down the street became very painful for me, especially when there was any […]

Dreams do come true: Impressions of Disney World from a single mom

In early May, my daughter and I took a trip to Disney World. It was my first trip to Disney, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. It just seemed like the perfect way to get some quality alone time with my daughter, and celebrate her sixth birthday. Disney is a lot different than I […]

My daughter turns six!

Today my daughter turns 6. I thought it would be appropriate to repost the miracle story of her birth. All children are miracles. My daughter’s Birth story I hope I got the times right because the three days leading up to my birth, Fri-Sun are a huge fog to me. My mommy’s water broke around 4:00pm on Friday. She was still […]

My TD bank five boro ride

Back in February, I got in into my head that I wanted to ride in the TD Bank 5 Boro Bike Tour. I’m a beginner rider, and I wanted to try something new and fun. But also something difficult, that I had to train for, and could be proud of. Besides, it’s not every day […]

Explaining sex to my 5 year old

My daughter has been on this kick for a while. She wants siblings. She has been asking me relentlessly for at least two years. She wants to know if I have a boyfriend, who he is, if we’re going to get married, if there are other children. Her intrusive questions are legendary. There was one point […]

Giving children an opportunity to grow

Being a parent is one of the most difficult jobs you can have. It requires hard work and dedication. In it, you commit 20 years of your life to forming and shaping another human being. If you get it wrong, you can get it really wrong. Besides getting your genetics, your hereditary disease history, your […]

My daughter’s famous slippery tongue

I have yet to meet a person who didn’t laugh or do at least a double take when seeing this. My daughter’s slippery tongue

The Black Swan

Tonight I saw the Black Swan. It is a story about repression and cowardice. It’s about controlling and being controlled. It’s about co-dependancy and the isolation and distorted thinking it brings. It’s about the drive for perfection making it ultimately impossible to be perfect. This film is deeply disturbing but thought provoking. It’s style is […]

Things to be thankful for

It’s always good to have a nice chunk of ‘me’ time to reflect. It makes me appreciate everything I have in my life that much more. And it is always good to articulate what one has to be thankful for. It makes you far more likely to appreciate what you’ve got when you take that […]

Emotionally exhausted

I’ve been really struggling to get a grip on certain things that used to come easy for me. I’ve been through a lot and my friends have often said to me how much they admire my strength, my organization skills, my sunny outlook in life. They commented many times how I seem to do all […]