Thanksgiving During A Pandemic as a Parentless Mother

Thanksgiving is a holiday where you share what you’re thankful for with others. The typical things people say they’re thankful for are their Mom and Dad. Sometimes, other things are mentioned but it’s mainly Mom and Dad. They should be because parents are wonderful figures in our lives. Moms and Dads do so much for…

Happy Quarantine Birthday to My Little Princess

Happy birthday to my little princess! I can’t believe you’re 6 years old today. Where did the time go? You’re growing up too fast. It still feels like you were just born yesterday. But no … you’re 6! Look, I know this year is different and a party isn’t happening this year. I wish I…

Our Halloween During The Pandemic

This is Halloween, this is Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, Halloween … during the pandemic. Halloween is a favorite holiday in my house. My daughter and I love it so much. During the Covid breakout, Halloween plans are unpredictable. The numbers are rising in my state once again. Our Halloween during the pandemic wasn’t like we…

Dear Mom Six Years Ago You Left Me

Dear Mom, Time just keeps moving on without you. It’s starting to see as if another day now. I hate how it’s feeling like a typical day. My heart still feels heavy as always on this day. But it’s different because I’m trying to not let it drain me. I can’t let the numbness and…

Wake Me Up When October Ends During The Pandemic

As October starts, I can’t help myself from thinking about what if my mom was alive. October has always been my favorite month but the last almost 6 years brought on a roller coaster of emotions. Luckily as my daughter gets older, the pain of my mom’s death anniversary disappears in the air. She loves…

Dancing Away The Blue During A Pandemic

My daughter started a Jazz/Hip Hop class. She enjoyed every moment of it. She said that it made her so happy and glad her friends are in her class too. She’s going to dance away her blues during the pandemic with her girls. What could be better than that? Nothing at all.  My daughter started…

We Survived Week One of Virtual School

The first week of virtual school is over! I’m so relieved because it has been a nightmare and an emotional roller. The first day… my daughter had an anxiety attack/meltdown. I calmed her down. We got through it together. Luckily, she had Art so her first day made a happy turn because that’s the one…

To My Kindergarten

To My Kindergarten,  Kindergarten starts in a week! You’re going to be an official elementary school student soon! I’m so excited… sorta because it’s virtual Kindergarten right now.  I want you to know how proud I am you! You have come such a long way these last 5 1/2 years. You have new hobbies and…

The Last Day of Camp Flew By Too Soon

The last day of camp is over and done with now. My daughter and I can’t believe how fast this summer passed by. It still feels like yesterday we started out the camp countdown. Camp helped us escape the reality of COVID-19 this summer. Every day felt “normal” because we spent time outside of the…