Kaiser Mommy

Choose Joy. Every Time.

The Red Dress

There’s this red dress. I bought it a year ago for BlogHer in New York. It worked well when I tried it on and held my breath and posed just right.   In practice, it was a little difficult to negotiate after several free drinks. I didn’t care, I was with my beesh . . . look at our smiles. I was shimmied into it when it didn’t really fit.. Read More

Storming the Castle

Continuing to belt Keep Holding On. I got up today with the words from a friend on my heart Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher I faced my principal and explained my situation with Alex on some mornings. As soon as she realized I meant SOME mornings and not EVERY morning she was fine… Read More

This was never my plan. See also: Scared.

I was supposed to be at work at 9am. My first day back in a school since Alex was born. My first day as a single mom living on my own doing the juggle of parenting and working. (This was never my plan.) Alex stayed at Mom’s so this morning was easier. Before I left he told me he didn’t want me to go. Because he would be sad. I.. Read More


Ten new things since Declaration Day. 1. New couch in my living room. 2. New art over my fireplace (10 bucks and some creativity baby!) 3. New kisses from an old friend. (I, of course, mean “friend I’ve had a long time”, I would never call him old . . . 🙂 ) 4. New office – perk of being in a school – Alex loves my work. 5. New.. Read More