My Son’s Mother

via Daily Prompt: Betrayed He wasn't my son, not yet. My stomach twisted sharply pulling into the parking lot. I scanned the park playground through my open window for a face similar to the sweet boy eagerly waiting to get out of my car. Children ran and screamed, jumping from monkey bars to swings, flying … Continue reading My Son’s Mother

Perpetual Restarts

via Daily Prompt: Restart I am the queen of starting over. Marriage. Finances. Friendships. Family. Careers. Diets. This blog. You name it, I've probably tried it, quit and tried it again. It's a problem really, perhaps even an addiction. I get bored and need a change. I lack consistent motivation and a sense of direction. … Continue reading Perpetual Restarts

Expect Nothing

I've spent a lot of wasted time expecting people to be different. Expecting them to be thankful or honest. Expecting them to love unconditionally or be tolerant without question. Expecting them to be compassionate, self-less or encouraging. Expecting them to apologize. But mostly, I think I've just spent a lot of wasted time being disappointed, … Continue reading Expect Nothing

First Light

DW teases me often. It's never hurtful or mean, only lighthearted and playful. I can especially count on him to point out the obvious when I make a dumb mistake, finding humor in everything. His jovial personality keeps me from taking things too seriously or becoming wrapped up in drama and emotion. Sometimes, he doesn't … Continue reading First Light

The dark truth about white lies

Telling a friend her outfit looks great when in your head you're dialing TLC's What Not to Wear and contemplating taking secret footage seems harmless. After all, a little white lie is just a diplomatic way of telling an untruth for the purpose of sparing someone's feelings? Right? Do we really always need to tell … Continue reading The dark truth about white lies