So I wanted to write a piece about my Ma. The thing about being close to a writer is that it's almost a given that at some point YOU will be written ABOUT. Awkward! Haha. But I try my best to write about others with the dignity, grace, and respect that I myself would like to be penned with. My ... Read More »
Soulful Stories On Momhood by Erin
Erin is real and sometimes brutally honest in the depiction of her life. It always astounds her that so many people can relate to her stories.
She is the single momma of the three most incredible people she's ever met. She does a little bit of everything from Real Estate to Accounting, from talking philosophy with her teenager to singing the Barney theme with her youngest, from bringing the bacon home & serving it up to being an exhausted stressed out crying lunatic with a glass of wine & a good friend on the other side of the phone line.
If you keep reading, she'll keep writing. Undoubtedly in the corner of the room buried under a sea of toys and Cheerios, but writing.
Come back to read Erin's Musings on Momhood...
We met about eight years ago, give or take, but it seems so much longer ago than that, like worlds of time and seasons have passed and changed. You were the new woman in my daughters' father's life, and none too welcome on my behalf if I'm to be honest. I didn't know you, I only knew the position ... Read More »
Cling to my strings a while longer So I can feel your gentle pull Your time as my girl is not over Your cup isn't all the way full. So cling to my strings till tomorrow When we'll measure you up by the wall Just keep on growing and growing The apron can handle the pull. Once you were my ... Read More »
I'm a mother of three, and as such, I have the birds eye view of the most talked about "birth order" scenarios ever. Eldest. Middle. Youngest. My eldest and middle are girls, two years apart. Eight years later came the baby, a boy. All of my children are vastly different than each other, yet ... Read More »
Sometimes I feel like I need to be alone so much that it may leave me alone in the end. Sometimes I don't give a shit. I know people get tired or hearing about single mom hood. Newsflash. We get tired of having to say it. We get tired of having to do it. We get tired of being the only one ... Read More »
I'm a creature of solitude. I've been so since I was a child, when I would happily shut myself in my room for hours, reading and writing to my heart's content. Before I had children, when I was in my very young twenties, I traveled the country a lot, often times alone. I once drove myself from my ... Read More »
It's the dirtiest word in single motherhood. "Child Support." If you look at the word simply, it means "Supporting Your Child". But often times when heard, it takes on all kinds of other ugly misreadings. "Gold-digging". "Entrapment". "Control". In a few instances, perhaps there's some truth to ... Read More »
Dear Teenagers, I know this is hard to believe, But we ALL were you once. We. Were. YOU. We were Right, we were Cool, we were Confused. We knew everything, haha. We were lost, and alone. Except we weren't. And Neither. Are. You. Here's something else that's hard to believe, we are ... Read More »
I have a teenager. A teenage girl. But that's just IT. I don't really "have her". Not like I did when she was growing inside my body fifteen years ago. Not like when she was one or three or eleven. She is still mine, a little. But not like she was. I will never forget the day we brought her ... Read More »
Dear Girl, I wish every person in the universe could see what I see when I Iook at you. But that is the wish of every mother, and the world isn't always as kind. Being a beautiful, intelligent, and Soulful female is Wonderful Blessing, but it is NOT without its own setbacks. Sometimes people ... Read More »