We have a great thing, Elliot and I. I am sure everybody thinks their baby is the cutest ever, but I really really think I have the most wonderful, adorable, gorgeous, happiest baby ever. EVER. He is so sunny. Smiley. Healthy. Handsome. It’s insane to me. I am 100% smitten. And a really nice perk of being his mommy is that he seems to be smitten with me too. It’s an incredible feeling to be able to calm him with just a smile or smooch.
I haven’t been writing at all – between caring for Elliot and spending a lot of time just staring at him and also being back to work full time, I let everything else go for a while. But I do miss getting things down and as I learn and experience things, I’d like to get back into the swing of it. He’s just a bit
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An alternative to the old (and outdated) ‘Once upon a time…’
I never had much interest in princesses, preferring jeans and sneakers to ball gowns and glass slippers even as a young girl. But that’s not to say that I didn’t grow up thinking someday I’d experience my own fairytale romance. When I reached 35 and was still single, though, I started to think that fantasy would never morph into my reality.
In the two years since, my ‘Once upon a time’ has taken some drastic turns. Tired of waiting for my prince to arrive and fed up with unsuccessfully scouring the suburban realms for him, I decided to skip the being-swept-off-my-feet stage, at least for now. Instead I chose to jump right to the chapter of the story entitled Motherhood. As any writer does, I made a few edits and a few errors. And life threw in some plot … Continue reading
For a good part of my adult life, I wanted to be a mother, but as I got older, I worried that it might not happen for me. I hadn’t met the right man to marry, so how could I become a mom? But then, one day, I realized that even though I hadn’t found my life partner, I could be a single mother by choice. There was even an organization that provided support and information to women like me: Single Mothers by Choice (SMC), for women who were mature, ready for motherhood, but single. It WAS possible. Months later, I had made my dream a reality. I was a mother.
Motherhood was the joyous center of my life for many years. I had enjoyed my career and had a pretty satisfying life, both before becoming a mom and throughout my mothering years. But there was something about being a … Continue reading