letter to mama
Family, I Can Only Laugh About It, Parenting, Relationships

Always the Perfect Mama

“Yeah, that’s not going to happen.” She said it so casually, and I wish it were true. N recently turned 7. She’s growing so fast, and I love it. People tell me not to wish the years away, but truth be told, I can’t wait until she’s a teenager. You see, I’ve spent the last… Continue reading Always the Perfect Mama

Anxiety, I Can Only Laugh About It, Moving

The Moving Meltdown

We’re moving. Unexpectedly and suddenly. The why is a story for another day. First, we’ll talk about what it’s doing to my head. Anyone who has ever moved understands the stress and pressure it puts on your life. Anyone who has ever been a teacher understands that August – the week before school starts –… Continue reading The Moving Meltdown

Addiction, I Can Only Laugh About It, Relationships

To Have and to Hold, from this Day Forward, you will be my Drug Mule

I’ve been married once before. It was over quick, but it was painful. In more ways than one … “Toon, I’m going to need you to, uh, put this up …” he said as he entered the bedroom, holding a green plastic cylindrical package of a cheap cigar from the local corner store. “What? Put… Continue reading To Have and to Hold, from this Day Forward, you will be my Drug Mule