On Valentine’s Day the world is all about love: The love we have, the love we’ve had, and love we hope to have. Me? When not coupled-up, traditionally, I thought about the dinners I’ve made, and the men that I prepared those dinners for, and the gifts I received after we had consumed those dinners. […]
Last week, on the 11th of December, as I struggled with Julia to get her coat on, to leave the house and head out to school the anger rose up in waves like a flocks of birds, circling my stomach. And swooped in again. The battle of the winter coat has been waged since the […]
“Momma’s always on stage,” the line of the Arrested Development tune goes. I’d danced, wiggled and bopped to that lyric for years before I became a mom. And once the universe added that new job description to my name, nearly four years ago, I discovered, I lived those lyrics, daily. Most moms spend nearly every […]
An incredible piece from the perspective of Single parenthood from Charles Blow of The New York Times.
On a beautiful day in New York City, Julia and I rode the subway, the car packed cattle-car tight, looking good and smelling good. She in her ruby-red Mini Mouse dress with solid white dots, a gift from her God Mummy Kim, which I accessorized with sheer white tights with white dots, and a little […]
On eve of the first day of school for Julia, I awoke twice in the night, rose from bed before dawn, made a double cappuccino, dressed, guided my daughter from her bed, helped her dress, gave her a breakfast of yogurt and fruit, marched her a few blocks west, and together we hopped the subway […]
Thirteen hours. All in, Senator Wendy Davis stood before the Texas Senate, upright and unsupported by a podium or a person, for thirteen hours. Senator Davis filibustered against an anti-abortion bill on the floor for thirteen hours. She spoke the truth of women’s reproductive rights and those of the men who love them. Davis argued, […]