Blog Posts by Diane Mizota, Host of This Week in M.O.M.
- Diane Mizota, Host of This Week in M.O.M. | Moments Of Motherhood – Thu, May 17, 2012 3:07 PM EDT
Another Mother's Day has passed, and as the brunches, flowers, handmade signs and cheerful photos of moms and families fade from my Facebook feed, I'm reflecting on how different my Single Mother's Day looked from my friends', and for the first time since divorcing almost 3 years ago, I'm okay with it.
When I first separated, holidays were unbearable. Any holiday without my son practically broke my heart, and seeing intact families celebrating Valentine's Day, Halloween, even President's Day seemed weighted and sad, even though I knew my son was having a blast with his dad. I felt like a part of my body was missing. Cue the melodrama.
Cut to now--my first Mother's Day without my son. It was his dad's weekend, and we try to be respectful of our set times with our son. He's let me have K on past Mother's Days but I'm taking K on vacation soon and using some of his dad's days, so it all works out. After divorce, holidays become more arbitrary, simply because they have to. I tryRead More »from Reclaiming (Single) Mother’s Day
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Our first broken bone…and although it's his bone, it feels like mine too.
Other moms had told me that this was coming. I've seen their pictures on Facebook, of various ER trips when their kids have broken something or needed stitches. In the end, it makes a colorful story, but as it's happening, the sheer panic and fear takes years off your life.
I was out of town this weekend meeting my Manfriend's family, when I received a call from my local urgent care telling me that my son's orthopedic referral was ready. Excuse me? Orthopedic…What?! Terrified, confused and fighting back tears, I begged the receptionist to tell me what happened.
"Is this the mother?"
"Yes. I'm out of town and this is his father's weekend. What happened? Is he okay?"
"You'll have to speak to his father."
"Please can you just tell me now what's wrong with my son?"
"I'm sorry ma'am, you'll have to speak to his father."
I burst into tears and call my ex. He doesn't pick up the phone. Panic,Read More »from Our First Broken Bone…
Let me rephrase…it IS okay to not miss your kids.
Once a year, I work in Vegas for a week. One glorious, indulgent, sleep-filled, adult week. "Vegas Baby!" takes a whole new meaning once you're a mom. To be clear, I'm not a what-happens-in-Vegas-stays-in-Vegas type of person, unless what's happening in Vegas is uninterrupted showers and reality TV watching in bed, and since I know that those activities will be staying in Vegas, I'm about to get it on!
I feel like I should miss my son terribly, but I'm too busy marveling at how dark blackout curtains make my hotel room, and how spacious a Queen bed is without a 4 year old's bony knees pressed against my spine. And the quiet! Casinos have nothing on the vocal power of my son. I glide through them blissed out, a perma-grin on my face, relishing being solely responsible for myself. It's a decadent, sinful feeling.
I have one week to go to the gym, sleep, work, shop, and be alone. I have dinner with co-workers and we eatRead More »from Is it Okay to Not Miss Your Kids?