This week “summer” officially ended for me as I went back to school for the fall semester and while summer ends officially on September 21st, my summer, beach days and staying up late, is over. I’m a little excited to be back in the saddle and get closer to my degree. With the summer ending … Continue reading A Summers End Reflection
Your mom was right, about all of it I used to think my mom was completely fried and had no idea how the world works or what actually goes on. Well. I’m here to tell you that your mom is probably 97% right about everything she warned you of, told you not to do or … Continue reading 5 Things You Learn as a Young Mom Before You Turn 30
I think everyone has a road map of where they’d like their life to go. While they might make changes to the routes on their map the map itself remains. For me however I feel like my map was shredded into a million little pieces and made confetti of. I spent a lot of time … Continue reading My life didn’t go according to plan, and I’m okay with that
AVA By: Samantha Pezzolanti Little girl, little girl with a head full of curls And a smile full of love that lights up the world Cheeks like roses so colorful and round I love the pitter-patter of your feet on the ground Early Saturday morning your hands cup my face Up and out of bed … Continue reading Ava- A poem for my Daughter
When we hear the phrase “old school” an array of things come to mind depending on what generation you were raised in. In this day and age however people often refer to old school as the time before technology and before social media had its global over arching hand on nearly every aspect of life. … Continue reading Why it’s nearly impossible to raise kids “old school” in a new school world.
It’s no big secret that I’m a single mom in fact it’s one of the things that has made me a successful writer and blogger, but the reason why I paused dating has morphed since I claimed the title of single mom when Ava’s father and I called off our engagement in 2011. When Ava’s … Continue reading Why I put the breaks on dating and how I met the man who cut them
This past Sunday was Fathers day and the well wishes and celebrations of Fatherhood and male role models were abundant. We expect to see photo collages and cards thanking Dads, Uncles, Brothers and Grandpa’s for their unconditional support and love but occasionally and more than we’d like to admit, we come across children, even adults, … Continue reading Can Moms be celebrated as Dads too?
Why Moms need time-outs too.. Every mom remembers the first time she gave her ornery toddler a time out, but does she remember the first time she gave herself one? Yes you read that right, Mom time outs. Now I don’t mean sitting in the corner with a timer going and waiting to hear a … Continue reading Moms need time-outs too!
Why Family is a huge piece of your happiness When I say family naturally I mean those who are related to you, parents siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins, but I also mean people who although absent of biological connection still feel like a family member. The people who’ve known you your entire life, helped raise … Continue reading Family really is everything
For all of Ava’s life it’s just been her and me. Ava’s dad has never really been involved in her life consistently and it’s never seemed to bother him that he’s missed every single milestone in her life and has little to no bond with her. That alone baffled me, how could you not be … Continue reading How to I’m learning to shake the guilt of being a single mom