30 Days of Thanks 2014 – Day 27

Today I’m especially thankful that my daughter is having Thanksgiving dinner with us this evening.  She has had a bit of separation anxiety lately when it comes to me, I think because she is becoming more aware of how things are, how they used to be, and questioning why. Yesterday was particularly bad, and tears… Continue reading 30 Days of Thanks 2014 – Day 27

30 Days of Thanks 2014 – Day 2

Wearing her HK goodies.

Today I am thankful that I got to spend a little extra time with my daughter on a weekend that is not usually mine. When my ex and I separated, the look on people’s faces when I told them that we were going be sharing custody of her (50/50 ultimately) generally signified one of two… Continue reading 30 Days of Thanks 2014 – Day 2

Atonement of my own making

As you might already know, I’m a Jew(ish) chick. As such, today, according to the laws of my people, I’m supposed to be starving myself of food and drink as part of the atonement for the previous year of sins. This one day is supposed to be a fresh start – if I follow the… Continue reading Atonement of my own making

Catharsis

Bottled up guilt flows Down flushed cheeks, relieving heart Of worry, regret.   Emotionally for me, it’s been a bit of a rough week.  I was trying to set intentions now for the month to come and rather than being positive, I’ve been overwhelmed with negative feelings. The little monkey had been with her Dad this… Continue reading Catharsis

Put it in your brain Mom!

“What was that?” I asked Maya. “I said put it in your brain Mom, right here,” she said, vigorously pointing to her little forehead with her pumpkin-colored fingernail. “Right here, like this.” And then she took her whole hand and smacked her head as if she was experiencing salvation.  Pretty deep for a 4-year old.… Continue reading Put it in your brain Mom!