From the category archives:

Toddlerisms

Boys

June 18, 2009

I have three brothers and two sisters. You would think I’ve seen it all but I haven’t. Nope. Like this… This thing Benjamin does when the mood strikes, or when we have a far distance to walk to in a rush. In this case we were dashing to a bush so he could pee because […]

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The Easter Man

April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!  We’re heading down to grandma’s today with Mia and Sydney, who are both doing really well (I’ll bug her for another post).  —– My ex’s request and hate mail [updates] I’ve  decided to let Benjamin’s father keep him for two nights this week. Your advice on that was, as usual, spot on. My […]

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Father Figure

April 8, 2009

Maybe I gave up. Maybe I just didn’t want to hear another “I can’t” or “I’ll try” – each one cutting a bit deeper than the last. But somewhere along the way I just stopped. I stopped asking my ex-husband to spend more time – time outside of his 36 hours a week – with […]

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His first and his last.

March 18, 2009

On Saturday morning I slipped away in the middle of the night to jump on another plane. This time Benjamin had to stay behind. I let him fall asleep in my bed so I could watch him drift while I packed. He spent his last few moments awake begging me to stay, “Mommy, take me […]

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Memories

March 3, 2009

My first memory is of toddling behind my mother along a dark hiking trail somewhere out West.  I must have been about Benjamin’s age. A few hours earlier we had all split up. My father and some of my other siblings stayed on top of the trail while my mom and the rest of us […]

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Old habits.

February 22, 2009

They die hard. Still haven’t had a cigarette. Went through some major withdrawal attacks this weekend but Morgan was there to cheer me on… and I made it. This is hard though. I miss them already. Those evil little cancer sticks. I’m not sure if I can do this. I’m just not. But I know […]

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My Hero

January 28, 2009

I like to call Benjamin my hero. Because he is. This little guy is my guy and my reason for doing all that I do, day in and day out. I wouldn’t have it any other way because at the end of every little storm he’s there waiting with a big sloppy kiss. But lately […]

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Whispers in the trees (and some sex).

January 27, 2009

Sex and single moms. It’s not an easy line to walk but I think this advice for single moms dating will help.

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Little shop of horrors.

January 25, 2009

A girl has to get her hair cut.  Especially when she’s leaving on a fun weekend escapade in six days (more on that later). Unable to find a sitter, I decided earlier this week (thanks to my Twitter peeps) to just take Benjamin to the salon with me. The place, right down the street from […]

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Old Man Winter

January 21, 2009

I can’t wear my new suede boots.  There – I said it.  While the world is crumbling around us — something I spend an incredible amount of time fretting over — while people are clearly suffering, I am sitting here day dreaming about a snowless day when I can wear my new boots again.  I […]

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