Archive for March, 2010

Abandonment — by Cara


This is the second part of a two part series for this blog.Abandonment...A feelingA feeling of isolation within a relationshipAn intense feeling of devastation when a relationship endsAn aloneness not by choiceA woman left by her husband of twenty yearsA girl grieving over the death of her motherAbandonment is all ...

The Surprise Inside — by Laura


Here are a few of things I try to avoid in life: motivational speakers, joining a group or a club, and the suburbs of a big city. I spent 15 years working for corporations that felt the need to ship me off to a convention every six months to inspire ...

A Different Spin on Spring Break — by Jamie


I have many wonderful memories of past Spring Breaks, ranging from a carefree trip I took to the Bahamas with my parents and my good friend at the end of high school, to an alcohol-infused vacation I had in Acapulco with a bunch of college pals, to my solo adventure ...

The Best of Me — by Liimu


Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night, or even in the wee hours of the early morning, filled with anxiety. It could be anxiety about a client I’m having a hard time managing. It could be anxiety about family dysfunction that turned up a series of nasty ...

Robin’s Show Recommendation — FUNUNDRUM (Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus)


All Aboard For Fun! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Barnum’s FUNundrum! First Circus Produced by Feld Sisters! The Greatest Show On Earth just got Greater with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Barnum’s FUNundrum! Featuring 130 performers from six continents, almost 100,000 pounds of performing ...

Holidays — by Robin


Holidays are bittersweet (for me). They have been ever since the passing of my beloved mom 11 years ago.I was in a writing class earlier this week at my local adult ed, and the instructor asked us to share on paper our feelings about Passover. I got a bit ...

Time — by Gina


This week my father-in-law was in the emergency room for severe stomach pain. He is better, thankfully, but it has been a crazy week for me since my husband has been working long shifts, and I was the only one available to deal with “Grampa”: visiting, picking up stuff ...

Honesty – Part I — by Cara


The past few weeks Motherhood Later has brought on board several new bloggers along with their stories and former struggles. Two bloggers, Liimu and Laura have stories of their lives which have been resonating with me. A lot. Almost constantly. Liimu and Laura are two, what appear to be, very ...

The Favorite Child — by Laura


When you have twins, people like to jokingly ask which one is your favorite. You can’t answer them honestly or they would look at you like you’re a cruel, callous mother. Because truth be told: you do have a favorite. You can’t help it. It’s biology at work, ...

It Must Be Spring — by Jamie


This past week, the temperature rose…not just outside, but figuratively, too. Suddenly, men from my past were popping up everywhere. A guy I know from High School who lives out of town, but has shown interest in me over the years, texted me that he’d be in New York the ...