I am the mom of amazing, spirited, beautiful twin boys. I am also single. How I came to be that way is a whole other story, but suffice it to say that except for a few moments during my pregnancy, I’ve been parenting without a partner. This is not to say that I have done it all alone. Far from it. Thanks to the greatest set of friends and most supportive family that any girl could ask for, the boys and I have had many helping hands. But, at the end of the day, it is just us. And that makes for many adventures.
My ambition pre-children was always to become a travel writer and to use all the freedom that would afford me to write the great American novel. Or at least a couple of decent short stories. My ambition since becoming a mom has been to get through each day with my sanity in tact, the boys in one piece (family clumsiness has not been an ally in this endeavor), and everyone with a smile in their heart if not on their faces. In the early, early days, when I probably should have been writing this blog, my ambition was to shower regularly and occasionally eat while ensuring survival of the little oochers. Now that I have that part licked, I’m remembering some of my earlier ambitions and realizing that I can still have it all. I just need to work on it one day at a time.