This week's column for It's a Southern Thing is about things we fear in the South. It was inspired by a Facebook post about a crazy-ass woodpecker that sets off people's trypophobia. You can read the new column by clicking here. The post reminded me of a little piece I wrote for "Fairly Odd Mother:… Continue reading The only thing we have to fear is … teenagers
Category: Single Momhood
From time-to-time, I write about my days as a single mom, the good, the bad, the ugly … and the resulting perfectly normal adult daughter.
Bless millennials’ little hearts … but bless their mamas hearts more
I am in a really good place right now with Baby Girl, who is 25. I am quite brilliant, give on-point advice and usually have a credit card that’s not at its limit.. I’m woke, y’all (See? I’m even current on my slang). This stage of motherhood is second only to her early childhood when… Continue reading Bless millennials’ little hearts … but bless their mamas hearts more
A Single Mom’s Nightmare Before Christmas
I was a single mom from before Baby Girl was 2 until she was in college. We had slumber parties nearly every weekend and took wild and crazy road trips whenever I had a few extra bucks. But as Baby Girl became a teen, she began to spend more time with friends than with mom.… Continue reading A Single Mom’s Nightmare Before Christmas
A Southern girl will always need her daddy
I made this for Meme Friday in honor of my dad, Charles Caldwell, who died in 2008 at the age of 68. When he died, I was 42 years old and I was an orphan. Funny how no matter how old you are, when your parents are gone, you feel adrift, like you're swimming without… Continue reading A Southern girl will always need her daddy
Even good moms make mistakes
Yep, this happened, when Baby Girl was about 7 or 8. Happy Mother's Day!