Girls Are Mean

“Girls are mean.” That’s what I told the Girl when she called me at 1 a.m. from the New Year’s Eve sleepover she was having “so much fun” at. She said she didn’t want to come home, but she wasn’t feeling very comfortable with the “drama” that some of the other girls were creating. Now […]

Kidcation 2012

It should probably be called “momcation” but kidcation is what I used last year, and I’m nothing if not consistent. So the kids left yesterday with Pepa to travel back to Alabama to stay with Mema for their annual visit. This time for two weeks. All three kids gone for two weeks. No kids for […]

Lessons for a Supermom

“Lessons for a supermom,” Boy Genius sounded out from the cover of a book. “Lessons for a supermom?” he repeated, this time questioning either himself or the bookcover. “Mommy?” “What?” “What is this ‘lessons for a supermom’?” “A book.” I couldn’t help myself. No wonder he’s a smart-alec. “No,” he huffed. “I know that.” Pause. […]

Kidless

Becoming a mother changes everything … your priorities, your perspective, your hopes and fears, your body, your ability to pee in private … . And that last one is important (other than for obvious reasons) because suddenly you never go anywhere alone. Now, there might be those few and far between moments where you steal […]

Powerless

There was a car accident at the intersection of Rodney Parham and Shackleford sometime before 3:30 this morning I don’t know any of the details of the accident or even if the people involved came out okay. All I do know is that whatever happened knocked out the stoplight and all power for at least […]