Something Funny

Here's a joke for you: "Why is a computer so smart? It listens to its Motherboard!" *** OK, so I am notorious for being terrible at telling jokes. Don't get me wrong; I think that I am FUNNY AF. I just can't seem to do the whole "What is the definition of a sweater?" thing. See? Even that made no sense. (Just ...

Special Guest

On the latest episode of The Podcast I welcome a very special guest. Together we talk about wellness, my marriage post, and loving someone with a mental health issue. Have I piqued your interest? [audio mp3="http://mommyeverafter.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Mommy-Ever-After-Episode-8.mp3"] Well, the audio is above and the Epi is live on iTunes and Carla Thomas is on the record player and love is in my heart. For anyone who ...

Walk the line

I stood at my back door after a stressful morning drop-off with my kids. I had been 1 minute shy of another tardy slip and so I raced to get my daughter to school on time and she made it. But it was tense. Anxiety seeped out from me; it was palpable. My kids felt it. It wasn't ...

So sad

"Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example,'The night is shattered and the blue stars shiver in the distance.' The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her..." -Pablo Neruda *** Tomorrow, it will be one week. One week since I got a call from a ...

Oh Captain, My Captain

Originally published on August 12, 2014 *** I still remember the day in the fall of 2011. "YOU haven't seen Dead Poet's Society? YOU? It's like made for you!" My friend said to me as we watched our girls toddle around my living room. "It's all about poetry and literature and living deliberately. You must see it." You see, I ...

Main Line Connect

Last month, I had the honor of being the guest featured on an episode of the television program Main Line Connect. I was interviewed by the show's fabulous host, Jennifer Lynn Robinson, about... YOU! For real! Well, really, the show was about this blog, and the evolution of Mommy, Ever After from "baby book" to business. My main point ...

Something new, and I think that it could be amazing.

Last night, as I hurried to take the kids for flu shots, get ready for band practice, and get dinner on the table, I posted a status on my personal Facebook page, and wrote a similar post for my local community's parent group, Main Line Parent Community. You may recognize the "Main Line Parent" name, ...

The Woman in the Window

There is a period in my twenties about which I have not written very much. In trying to think about why I have left this out of my story, when I share so much of my story, I think that it is because I wasn't always as open as I am, so sharing the story of ...

International Day of Happiness

I have seen from my social media feed that today is #internationaldayofhappiness. I love this, in that I believe we should all celebrate life when we can, cherishing every drop of it. But, I also worry about this, as I know that today there are many people who are not happy, not even close, and I don't ...

You are not alone.

Below, before the three asterisks, is what I wrote early this morning. I took some time off from writing this more emotional post and so, instead, I posted the story of a dance party. Then, my parents took  my daughter to see her new favorite movie, I picked up the cake for my husband's birthday tomorrow ...