Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Tale

It was freezing out this morning, however, the sun is now shining and it has finally warmed up to above 60.  This means that when my children get off the school bus, they will throw their jackets at me, yet again, and remind me that “it’s not cold outside and they didn’t need a coat today”.  Thus begins my regular afternoon ritual of homework battles, TV havoc and dinner disputes.  Don’t get me wrong, I am super fortunate to be able to stay at home with my 3 amazing children, but, I am just.. what’s the word………..tired.  I am just tired.
Eight years ago I married the man of my dreams.  My best friend who promised to love me, take care of me and spend the rest of his life with me.  However, somewhere between our Hawaiian honeymoon, and pushing out our third child, my husband’s job turned into 75% travel, leaving me to spend my days and nights primarily as a “single mom”. Alone. With 3 kids.
Alone.  Hmm.. yes, I suppose I am technically alone each night feeding, bathing, reading to/with and tucking in my darling angels. However, I am probably not “alone” in the sense that there are zillions of other wonderful mommies doing the exact same thing as me.   And, well, we all know that misery loves company, so here I am, and here you are.  Welcome, I am so glad we are in this together.


  1. I can relate....I'm a happily married mother of one 3 year old. Married to the love of my live for 15 years...took us 8 years of trying, giving up and finally getting pregnant. My husband works retail mgmt for a large Organic Grocery Chain, so he works weekends and a few evenings a week. I work a Mon-Fri 8 - 5 job. I too battle frustrations of married single mom and feeling like I'm doing it alone because when he has two days off in the middle of the week..DAYCARE IS OPEN! As our toddler has gotten older he often takes him in late and picks up after nap time but still...he gets ME time. I get very little ME time. As time has gone by it has gotten easier but still....when I do..GUILT sets in. URGH.
    Glad to hear there is someone else out there....I find very few around me that can relate. Thanks for your blog.

  2. So glad you can relate.. that is what it is all about! I am always looking for people who understand my life too. Stay tuned.