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Momsicle · 4d ago

Letter from a Young Widow to her Husband

This is the letter that Adriane wrote to her husband Sam two weeks after he died. Adriane and Sam have two sons in elementary school. Adriane is a teacher, and Sam worked in tech. Americans ...
Momsicle · 1M ago

But I Can Imagine Life Without Her

There’s this thing we do with unexpected blessings. We say, “Now, I bet you just can’t imagine life without her!” But I can imagine life without her. In that life I’m a more robust partner t...
Momsicle · 1M ago

When Does Postpartum Depression End…

…and depression begin? That’s a great question I’ve been wondering and also getting asked. In the grand scheme of things it doesn’t really matter. What matters is that you can back slowly aw...
Momsicle · 4M ago

Pride

A beautiful Pride Month is waning. I didn’t think I’d get to do much this year, but two small things are sticking with me. Nancy Podcast Have you heard it? “From WNYC Studios, this is Nancy…...
Momsicle · 5M ago

The Pants Is 8

This guy turned 8 this month with characteristic passion and intensity. The waters are rough. But worth sailing. On his birthday he said to me, “For two years it was only me.” “Do you wish y...
Momsicle · 5M ago

And We All Fall Down

  I checked in with K-Pants recently, about the love thing. You might remember that last year he was feeling like there wasn’t enough love for him. We’ve had a lot of discussions about what ...
Momsicle · 6M ago

The Winter Almost Broke Me, and the Spring May Not Be Long Enough #PPD

It’s been over two months since Valentine’s Day, and the daffodils are out and the cherry trees are in bloom, and my vegetable garden lures me with light-filled evenings and the promise of c...
Momsicle · 7M ago

15 Minutes of Hedonism with the Little Surrealist

You know Stefon, from SNL, Bill Hader’s anemic and weirdly lovable club rat? He would come on to the set of Weekend Update to make suggestions for tourists visiting New York… “New York’s hot...
Momsicle · 7M ago

There Is No Other Choice but to Dive into the Fire

It’s been a long time. I have so many posts to write. They roll around in my head like balls on the pool table, rarely meeting a pocket, careening around in a chaotic dance. My best friend (...
Momsicle · 10M ago

Why I’m Lowering Expectations for Myself in 2017

You know what? I did it. That thing where you meet the new year with renewed hope and a few semi-ambitious expectations. Okay, they were ambitious—and fueled by reading inspirational Medium ...