When Dreams Come True

They say that life is a journey….but that would imply some intended destination.  If you’re anything like me, most of this journey is being spent craning your neck around trying to see what went flying past at record speed.  I am not very good at the looking forward part or determined driving in a certain […]

Real Mama Life = Humiliation

In the on-going struggle to reclaim my health after years of illness with an auto-immune disease I am now subject to this kind of humiliation….apparently best served by the deft hands of my children. My doctor has sent me for ‘stool testing’ (bare with me, it gets worse) to be collected at home (thank god) […]

Real Mama Life: Mother’s Day

This Mothers Day was a mixed bag.  The good, the better, and the ugly. The Good Mother’s Day flowers The Better Bea made this.  I got teary The Ugly And the wind did this…. We’re linking up our#RealMamaLife stories every Monday…check it out or join in! Find this weeks edition here.

My Face Lives a Real Mama Life

The realities of motherhood can hit you like a cement head to your nose. and in my case, breaking it in two places We’re linking up our#RealMamaLife stories every Monday…check it out or join in! Find this weeks edition here.  

Can’t Have Nuttin’ Nice if You’re Living a Real Mama Life

My mom’s (or should I say ‘Momma’) family is all from the Southern US.  I have a gaggle of aunts, uncles and cousins strewn about North & South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.  You might remember me mentioning our house in the mountains of NC here, here, and here. One summer when I was about 11 […]

Lets be honest, let’s talk Real Mama Life

Do any of us actually live the life we blog about?  Or take Instagram pictures of? Or Tweet? A fellow blogger friend Selena over at Le Petit Reve pointed out this blog post to me.  What Shauna writes about there seems to be part of the current collective unconscious (or shouldn’t it be ‘collective subconscious’?).  […]

Allowed out in Public

Parenting Article November 2012 edition an article written for another publication Me and the cousin in Time’s Square’s bleechers My twins turned five in October.  It has been a long five years that has also flown by.  I still remember, like a dream-like-state, that first year.  The endless nights full of sleep deprived hallucinations, and […]

An Attempt at Aging Gracefully

Getting completely off topic – Turning 40 last month hit me pretty hard. I wasn’t ready for 40….I’m still not ready. Getting older is fucked up. The changes to my perspective – my attitude toward many things, has relaxed and is a nice reprieve after years of drama and emotional roller coasters.  Things that at […]

The Perception of Joy

I have been thinking a lot about this NY Times article ‘The ‘Busy’ Trap’ lately and it’s observation that “Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness; obviously your life cannot possibly be silly or trivial or meaningless if you are so busy, completely booked, in demand every hour of the […]

A Mother’s Day Prayer

I am not a pray’r…not really anyway.  I do bow my head occasionally.  I do give thanks and I do chant. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo (Numb Meyoho Ren-gay Key-yo) I chant to calm my nerves, I chant to calm my anger….to try to bring back my reason when there doesn’t seem to be anything reasonable.  […]