Been a long time, been a long time…

Hi my friends over here at Menopausal Mommy. I have been absent for almost a year. Things in my life have been, well, challenging, shifting and I've been waiting to start writing again until I felt like I could bring an open heart to y'all. Just know, it's been a season of great change, great…

Sourdough Starter

Not sourdough. But my first homemade bread. January 2022 Late to Pandemic Pandera Panorama of bread baking, I guess. It seems for a while there everyone was baking bread, cultivating things I'd never heard of like sourdough starters (which sounded like a kombucha starter, which always sounded like drugs to me). I spent the first…

New Year, New Year

I'm more partial to the sad holiday songs, the sad New Year's songs. What's that one by Dan Fogelberg? It's major/minor kind of sad story song about a long lost love. "Same Ole Ange Syne" (I doubt I spelled that right)? I hate turns of anything. I'm really bad at change. I hang onto things…

The Immaculate Reception

Has anyone seen the movie "Diner"? It's one of my favorite movies, and not just because the director tends to set his movies in my birth town of Baltimore. There's this beautiful scene before one of the characters gets married, where the bride-to-be is put through a 'football test' and has to come up with…

“TUCSON” A NEW RECORD

Hi all, This is a bit off subject. I've got a new record coming out in January called Tucson. The songs were written while I was dealing with depression and trauma. All the things I've been open about here on these pages and in my book. I'm really proud of this record. For the next…

On Tuesday

a sketch I did after a therapy/meditation session last summer..it's what I saw and what I saw in my meditation.. I woke a few days ago with a tightening of my chest, a kind of yawn I couldn't catch, that wouldn't complete. I've had this before, but this time was worse. I felt like I…

I’m still here

I'm still here. It's been a while. I've felt a bit stuck. I've been writing songs, sending my book query/proposal out to agents. A whole lotta silence out there, but I believe in Menopausal Mommy: A Symphony In Four Trimesters (even if the working title reads a bit bougie). Not gonna lie. This has been…

Mother’s Day #3

My son brought me flowers this morning. He is three and knows most of the alphabet song ("m-el-o-p"). He can sing along with me to "Moon River" and will sing "It's raining it's pouring..." 10 times in a row in the back of the car. He sings on pitch, which doesn't surprise me, coming from…

Write one good sentence

"Write one good sentence," wrote Ernest Hemingway in A Moveable Feast. I'm reading this book now as I lay on the white sandy beach of the Carribean sea. I came here for a week on the prodding of a friend, also a non-drinker, who needed a break and knew I did too. She put it…