Lover of Literature and Bookstores. Healthcare Professional by day and a writer by night. A Storyteller. I strive to captivate through writing the raw honesty on parenting, relationships, child development, co-parenting, divorce, and the good moments as well as the bad. The scary feelings and the welcome ones too. The need for a break from parenting and the need to bash those who bash imperfect parenting and everything in between can be found here on MoreThanMothers!
I’ve been published on Buffington Post, Disney’s Babble, LiteraryMamma, WorkingMotherMag, BraInChildMag, MamamIa, The Good Men Project, HerViewFromHome, TheToddle, ThriveGlobal, Scary Mommy, HuffingtonPost and several more. Proactive, witty, and innovative. Also adaptable to your sensitivities of my use of profanity and willing to take it down a notch if I like you enough. But, only one notch.
I don’t want to face the fact that this is what I am today, what I’ve been several times before, and what I know I will be again. Even after this episode of anxiety and depression goes away
I am so irritated when I think of all the divorce-shaming, judging, and ridiculing that women endure when they choose to leave — as if everyone has the same story as them.
The working mom’s day is rushed from the time she opens her eyes until the time they shut at night. She wakes up overwhelmed with her to do list for the day, at home, and at the office and goes to bed still overwhelmed knowing the list will fill up and overflow again tomorrow.
“The bay of boredom starts with a thought, an idea, a little voice inside your head telling you there has to be something more than what you are doing, how you are living, and how it isn’t anything like you imagined it would be at this point in your life.
“I go to the bathroom between every patient, wiping obsessively. I’m in a frenzy, wanting so bad to see white on the toilet paper. My eyes work to convince me the red is nonexistent as my heart tries to convince my brain everything will be fine.
“Some of us knew we never wanted kids, but life surprised us and our children turned out to be something worth living for.
Some of us feel like the sh*ttiest moms on the planet,
Some of us are naturally inclined to love children that aren’t ours, and some of us aren’t. Some of us strive for our step-child to think of us as their second mother or father – some of us don’t.
ome men feel like they aren’t good enough, valued enough, or equally capable enough. Some men feel annoyed with their wife when it comes to parenting, and some men feel frustrated.
No one can replace the importance of a father on a child’s well-being. Dr. David Popenoe, is a noted Sociologist studying the importance of fathers from an early age. His studies have found that father’s have a powerful impact on child development.
All of my feelings are numb as I sit alone in my two bedroom loft apartment. Numb from the shock and from the feeling I might collapse of heartache while wrapping my two boys’ Christmas presents by myself for the first time ever.
You need to stop thinking the next thing is always going to make you closer to happiness and realize you could be living more content if you would let yourself. Stop feeling like you don’t do enough or don’t have enough. You know better.
The why I got started doing something I love will always trump the how. To start, I had to get close to my all-time low to realize several things.