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the happy hausfrau · 3d ago

Sex and the Single Mom

My talented and fierce friend, Shannon Lell, wrote a short, sweet and lovely essay about what she's learned about sex since becoming a single mom. Her writing, as always, elicited smiles from me and again, as always, made me think.We hear a lot about...
the happy hausfrau · 3W ago

The Awesome Divorce Mix Volume 1: Songs To Help Get You Through It

They say music has charms to soothe the savage beast. Apparently those charms also work wonders on the freshly divorced.One of my ex-husband's parting gifts to me was a shiny new pink iPod S...
the happy hausfrau · 1M ago

Type Casting

A coworker and I were gabbing about what attracts us to potential lovahs. He said "small and Latino is my go-to" and I, of course, said "I like them over six feet tall and thick. Basically I want an oak tree who likes kids and dogs." We laughed at ho...
the happy hausfrau · 3M ago

Letter From A Monster

It's been five months since my mom died. I had a remarkably difficult time with it, which is weird because of the whole estrangement thing. You'd think two years of zero communication would have made it easier to handle but oh no. Quite the contrary....
the happy hausfrau · 5M ago

Ex-ual Healing

One would assume that ten years post-divorce every wound would be healed. Each hurt feeling would be long-tended and recovered. All those damages wrought by the jagged shards of shattered tr...
the happy hausfrau · 5M ago

Winter Break Down

Not enough Febreze in the world.In an unprecedented and spectacular calendar event, this year our school district's winter break included two four-day weekends thanks to Christmas and New Year falling on Saturday/Sunday. Normally, I work even on non-...
the happy hausfrau · 5M ago

2016: Triple Berry Jam

(This was supposed to publish on New Year's Eve but I fell asleep. At ten. While watching Friends on Netflix. Sigh.)Yes, we get it. This year was very similar to a dumpster fire: stinky, fla...
the happy hausfrau · 6M ago

How You Doin?

Please, please tell me you read the title of this post in your best Joey Tribbiani voice.S...
the happy hausfrau · 8M ago

Signs

I hesitate to wax on about my mom any longer for fear of boring others. Isn't that crazy?S...
the happy hausfrau · 8M ago

Estranged Love

My mom died with whiskers on her chin. I noticed them as I sat with her body just over two hours after she passed.White whiskers on her chin. If I needed proof, irrefutable evidence that I w...