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Escape Plan

January 29, 2010

Somewhere in the midst of this past week, filled with exciting client meetings, pitches, crash-course accounting, and just about no sleep I saw this picture and gasped out loud. “What?” Brad asked. “Oh, nothing – just a picture of Benjamin. I miss him.” It’s not like I haven’t seen him. Our routine is the same […]

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Minor crisis or blessing in disguise? You tell me.

May 9, 2008

For the past three nights Benjamin has insisted upon sleeping in my bed.

Suddenly, after two years of sleeping in his own room, he wants to sleep in mommy’s bed. Last night, I went up and soothed him back down – four times – four times! Finally, I gave up and brought him downstairs.

Could this be a blessing in disguise? With Benjamin in my bed every night it would keep me from letting a man into my bed – prevent any flings with unworthy bedmates.

Or is it a minor crisis? What’s with this sudden need to sleep with me? How do I break the cycle? And what if I do meet someone, a potential boyfriend or even a fling? Future Alaina definitely won’t want Benjamin in my bed.

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A sweet little reunion.

May 4, 2008

I picked up Benjamin Friday night.

He saw the car pull up my Mom’s driveway and stood there in disbelief. Could it be, could it be Mommy’s car? When he spotted me behind the wheel, his little mouth dropped open and just stayed open … hanging there as he ran to me in a stoic force of energy that only a two-year-old can harness.

“Mama!!! Maaaammmmmaa!!”

Big, deep hugs and lots of laughing and kisses ever since. It’s been a phenomenol weekend. And he hasn’t thrown a tantrum once. Not once. Oh, and that talking thing – you know when they say the babbles suddenly turn into sentences? It’s happening. Awesome by the way – when your little human starts spouting thoughts. Can’t wait to find out what’s in his little head …

And I’m thinking visits to Grandma’s more often might not be such a bad idea.

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The Dawn of Mommy Blogs

May 4, 2008

Mankind’s media landscape has been controlled by men since the first printing press spit out a bible. Oh, and if you haven’t heard – you’re a rib.

Now it’s our turn

We are lifting the black curtains, inviting other families into our lives and are finding, above all, that we’re not alone. Stereotypes, perhaps you had one about single moms when you found my website, are vanishing, walls are coming down and we’re finally speaking to each other about our fears, our joys, our loses and our victories – or about what our kid wiped on the wall last night. Mom blogs are strong voice for women every where.

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Rockabye Baby…I want to kill the Barnes & Noble lady.

April 10, 2008

After Benjamin spends 36 hours with daddy I usually spend 48 hours repairing the damage. He’s extra needy and extra disobedient. For example, I got home from work last night. Benjamin sees me – freaks out – and won’t let go. I seriously have to pee holding him in my arms while his dad fumbles […]

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I hate playdates.

December 3, 2007

I have decided that I absolutely hate play dates. Each one I’ve hosted or been too has been with women who aren’t really my friends, just acquaintances and now that I have three under my belt I’ve concluded to never attend one again. Okay, maybe I shouldn’t say never, but I just don’t think I’m […]

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