How I started to slowly lose my chill about Covid19

March 12 at 3:18 PM ‘Mother, mother There’s too many of you crying Brother, brother, brother There’s far too many of you dying You know we’ve got to find a way To bring some lovin’ here today, eh eh What is Going On?’ – Marvin Gaye [Disclaimer: I want to say that I am takingContinue reading “How I started to slowly lose my chill about Covid19”

(Raising) Kids in America post election 2016

‘Looking out a dirty old window Down below the cars in the city go rushing by I sit here alone and I wonder why’ Kids in America – Kim Wilde I woke up numb after going to bed feeling sick to the stomach. The results of the US presidential elections emptied my soul in aContinue reading “(Raising) Kids in America post election 2016”

The only mother I can be

‘It is not what I do; it is who I am.’ Some self-motivational chap somewhere on the Internet whose quote – despite my skeptical dispositions – I cannot seem to shake off. As most of you know, I have changed careers more than Kanye West said he loved himself. I think I can claim that IContinue reading “The only mother I can be”

May The Force Be With You or the rat race of kindergarten applications in New York

“Never tell me the odds.” Han Solo, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back   This week, we received an offer from our local public school for G & P’s kindergarten that starts this Fall. Said this way, it feels like the simplest thing in the whole world. You live somewhere you go the school next door, right?Continue reading “May The Force Be With You or the rat race of kindergarten applications in New York”

Dreams

‘Now here I go again, I see the crystal visions I keep my visions to myself It’s only me Who wants to wrap around your dreams and… Have you any dreams you’d like to sell?’ Dreams by Fleetwood Mac G woke up this morning telling me : ‘Mom I had a really nice dream’. AndContinue reading “Dreams”

2016

This year has started sweet and sour. But that is exactly why it is already exciting. Goodbyes… In the first weeks of 2016, David Bowie and Alan Rickman left us leaving this world with an ounce less of inspiration. DH’s grandma L. also followed her husband  J., who passed away a month or so ago, leavingContinue reading “2016”

It’s a woman’s world…

Or the day when redlipstickmama became Soumountha When I started this blog, I can say this now: I was not well. I was a little lonely not because I had no friends but it was a weird loneliness. I was lonely because I was freaking lost. Too many thoughts, very few outlets, no clairvoyance. TheContinue reading “It’s a woman’s world…”

Oh boy…

Warning: since I have not updated my blog in over 4 months, my verbal diarrhea is in full motion and this post is long, obnoxiously long. So what happened to me and my crew? It is not an over statement to say this: not ever before have we dug so deep in our resources asContinue reading “Oh boy…”