Tag: Mother

Life: Social Media Edition

There have been SOOOOOO many people asking questions: “What are doing, Misfit? Since you discovered your marriage is a big sham, what are you planning on doing with yourself?” That’s a lie. No one has asked any of those questions. Mostly people are more subtle and ask if I’m doing okay. I always lie and tell them, “I’m doing GREAT!…

Golden Boy: A Short Story

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events are purely coincidental.   A teenage boy fell in love with a teenage girl. They were married, and would soon welcome their…

I Wasn’t Worth Saving.

In my younger days when I did something wrong, my mama would say: “You look at me when I’m talking to you.” I didn’t want to hold my head up to look at her.  I felt Shame. Guilt. Fear. Discomfort. She didn’t strike me. She scolded me, which at times felt worse than being hit. I’d disappointed her. Because she’d…

One Mother’s Morning Featured on Parent.co Today!

I wake up to a multitude of different people I need to be every day. I wake up before sunrise with a burdening to-do list, and I know I can’t complete most of the things on my list. But I try. I keep trying day after day. To read why I keep trying, please click the link below: “Trying To…

Yes, I’m A Real Mother Featured On Scary Mommy Today!

Sticks and stones, they’ve been thrown my way. Words do hurt me. I thought when I decided to become clean, the hardest part to my addiction would be over. In some ways, it’s never over. The judgement towards the kind of person I used to be seems to collide with the person I am today. The judgement doesn’t allow me…

First, Last, And Only Featured on BonBon Break Today!

There are many questions occupying a person’s mind when they become a new parent. Then their first child grows older and people begin asking the inevitable question: “Will you be having more children?” I would love to have more but read why I can’t by clicking the link below: “He Is My First, Last, and Only Child” Featured on BonBon…

The Toddler

As a special treat (for myself) I wanted to reimagine Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”, I hope you enjoy it.  The Toddler  Once upon too many midnights I was again awakened, feeling forever weak and weary. Numerous nights I couldn’t sleep overcome with worry, stress, and the bills piling on the floor. There came tiny footsteps beating down our hallway. They…

Alive.

I can breathe. The early morning hours announce, “It is time.” Writers, the real ones I know, keep strange bedfellows with those fleeting hours before dawn. I am no different. The clock says 1:34 a.m. and I lay there trying to caress my troubles. There is a fixation on trying to solve every ticking time bomb at an ungodly hour.…

The Goodnight Crickets on Club Mid Today!

I cannot hide my worries. All of them. The days are going too fast and I am watching a little boy grow ever more aware. The answers to his questions, I am trying to with all might to be right. Sometimes, I am wrong. There will come a day where I don’t know the answer. It is happening now. When…

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