Category: Relationships

May 13, 2014

Miriam: When Mama Gena and the Palace Staff asked my mother and I to share our story here on the blog, as a way to celebrate Mother’s Day, I wasn’t sure at first. This the first time my face is front and center in a blog, let alone amongst that pink fluff, you know? And...

May 06, 2014

Mother. What other word can generate so many deep feelings? Eye rolling. Sighs of frustration. Misty-eyed reverence. Bliss. Rage. Longing. Disappointment. Blame. Resentment. Unspeakable gratitude. Heartbreak. Deep, boundless overwhelming love. Guilt. Expectations fulfilled, and unfulfilled. Motherhood is the motherlode of emotion. (Click to tweet!) I am grateful to both have a mother, and to be...

March 25, 2014

Darlings, Today I get to share with you one of my favorite things in the world — the story of an incredible woman that I got to meet because of the School of Womanly Arts. I have a special fondness for the women who hate me at first sight. I can see her passion and...

February 25, 2014

Darlings, “I have hit a rough patch.” Not only is that true for me personally right now, but it was a global theme in the questions that were submitted a few weeks ago, so I wanted to take advantage of the prevailing retrograde winds, and address this topic. Life is a roller coaster. Sometimes we...

February 11, 2014

Darling, Tomorrow night is a big night for me. There is this guy I have been kind of seeing. I like him a lot, a lot more than anyone that I have dated in a really long time. Which is awesome, amazing and I am so very grateful. And if we are to go to...

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January 07, 2014

Darling, How many new year’s resolutions did you write down this year? (Don’t roll your eyes at me, Miss Missy!!) And how many of those resolutions have been on your list for quite some time – years, even? (Big group sigh.) What is it that happens to a resolution – that it stays unresolved? What...

December 17, 2013

Darling, Yes, it’s true. I was having a ‘man’ freak-out. It was a small thing. But not small to me. I had the great foolishness to develop a massive crush on a guy from a dating site, who I had never met, but who sent me a poem. Two poems, actually. (Do I emanate ‘send...

December 03, 2013

There is no worse word for a woman than stuck. We can handle pain.  We can handle loss.  We can handle chaos. There is a beginning, middle and end to those experiences. But stuck feels like slow asphyxiation. Like solitary confinement. Trapped with no oxygen, no windows, and no understanding of how to get out....

November 12, 2013

Darling, I’m writing to you from Miami, as I’m about to board a plane back to NYC. What’s spinning through my head? “Through the Eyes of Love” by Melissa Manchester. “I Had the Time of My Life” from Dirty Dancing. The Sentimental Saccharine Geek has taken over my soul. I have been weeping with gratitude...

October 22, 2013

Darling, I have to be honest. Motherhood absolutely overwhelmed me. From the first moment I pushed my baby out, I was absolutely overwhelmed with love, with worry, with fear, with responsibility. I remember the first night after I gave birth to her in the hospital and everyone suggested that I leave her in the nursery...

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