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Avoiding holiday meltdowns

Avoiding holiday meltdowns

Thanksgiving caught us with our pants down – maybe not literally, but it was a couple days earlier on the calendar this year and then, YIKES – Black Friday! Our stress meters are instantly fully engaged. Black Friday has come to represent Warrior Mode for many of us....
4 fears facing a newly single mom

4 fears facing a newly single mom

There’s nothing scarier to a new mom than going it alone. While separating from your baby’s dad may come as a relief from mental and/or physical anguish, it will leave you face to face with the fear of caring for a small child all by yourself – there goes...
How my misguided mom became my hero – conclusion

How my misguided mom became my hero – conclusion

Last week I wrote about how my mother’s controlling behavior and her contempt for men drove our family apart. Our family became increasingly fragmented since I was a young girl. By my early teen years, I secretly wished they would divorce; sparing me the burden...
How my misguided mom became my hero

How my misguided mom became my hero

I had a pretty contentious relationship with my mother growing up. She was a child of the 60s and found her identity in the feminist movement… to a fault. She never missed a chance to take a jab at men for suppressing women and ravaging the world in...