Category Archives: Being a Mom

For When I Wish I Had all the Answers

  Raising two very active and very curious little boys is exhausting. My sons have been known to wake up and barely untangle themselves from a top sheet before the barrage of questions and queries starts. Question upon question about everything from the color of the sky, to what batteries do, to why they can’t…

Just Write: Keeping the Faith

Faith. We are knee deep in Catholicism right now. I guess I was naïve to think that sending my children to Catholic School wouldn’t mean that they’d come home singing songs about Jesus, asking questions about Jesus and basically telling me that Jesus is watching us at all times. Jacob has fully embraced his faith….

Half of My Heart (Pour Your Heart Out)

    Earlier this year my mom and stepdad got into their car and spent the better part of May cruising down the east coast with states like North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia in their sites. They had carefully planned their excursion, their eyes starry and wide open to the beginning of the third…

“WOW” is Really the Only Word that Does it Justice

On Sunday our family took a trip to NYC. That’s nothing new about that, you know that we try to get into the BIG APPLE as much as we possibly can, but this past  Sunday was the day before the boys started Kindergarten. WOW.  Kindergarten.  I wrote last week about what a big weepy mess…

A Big Weepy, Messy Ball of Confusion (Pour Your Heart Out)

We came home from the beach; rested, tanned and a little glum. It’s never easy saying goodbye to the places that refresh your soul. The vacation was needed, for all us. It gave us family time: laughter time, lake time, holding-hands time. Staying-up-late and sleeping-in time, nothing –on- but- a- bathing-suit time all happening with…

When Hope is a Four Letter Word {Ketchup With Us}

  Mel of According to Mags and Michele of Old Dog New Tits are back with Ketchup with Us. This time they asked to think about (and then write about) the roller coasters of life.   Roller-coasters: I’ve been quite a few during my life: College (I finally graduated at 28) , dating (and sex) before I…

I’m Proof That Ignorance is Bliss {Pour Your Heart Out}

Last month my sons graduated from Pre-K. Jacob the CLASS ACTOR, Giovanni the YOUNG MATHEMATICIAN Unless you follow me on social media sites, you probably didn’t know that because here in The Corner I am living in a constant state of denial about their age, about the fact that they are starting Kindergarten in a…

Proud Mommy Moments: Mel from According to Mags is Visiting

I thought that I was finished with Proud Mommy Moments, (honestly I thought all of you were too) but then I started meet new writers, new bloggers, awesome mommies and daddies and I realized that these stories you share with us are just as important as any social media or Facebook status. They are integral…

Essence of Now (The Catch Up Version)

    Have you ever gotten caught up in the vortex of your own blogging life? The place where you have a laundry list of things you want to write about, share, engage people with and then you just get sucked into another writing prompt or another meme? This is what has happened to me…

How I Tell My Story {Pour Your Heart Out}

  My voice. Everyone is busy searching for their voice right now, pouring over their words, choosing the ones that said something this year and hoping that they spoke to the heart of their audience. I did it too; I took a journey through my words and realized that my voice was missing. From the…

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