A Limerick for My Second Spawn

This day in 1997A bundle descended from heavenHer name was EmmaFirst a dilemma For you, a clinical progression: ~"Heaven" in real terms was my uterusManifested in a large protuberance She was happy in thereSadly going no where Her firm grip was somewhat dubious ~Obstetrician scheduled an inductionI arrived at 9 as per instructions5 pm rolled … Continue reading A Limerick for My Second Spawn

A Limerick for My Baby

Twenty one years ago today On a hot humid summer's day Zoe landed on earth (Yes—some call it birth) 'Twas done in a quite painful way                                 ~ *Fair Warning ⚠️ details of the story: Are, well... indecorous and gory … Continue reading A Limerick for My Baby

U With the Uterus 

Hey! You with the uterus!  Stop right there! Drop that insurance card! Hands in the air! You suspected pregnancy  And bought a urine test Don't try to pass it off as new—  The condition pre-exists! Mammograms and Pap smears All your women's needs You expect them to be covered  In your health plan? That's just … Continue reading U With the Uterus 

Dear Kellyanne Conway,

Not that there's anything wrong with trailer parks, but so I can understand your background, I have to ask, is that where you were raised? Probably not, because if you were I imagine someone would have slapped you on the side of your head and told you to get your damn shoes off the couch...sharp … Continue reading Dear Kellyanne Conway,

Separation Anxiety

Parenting isn't always so gratifying If I claimed that it was you'd know I was lying From colicky babe to a teen non-complying Rules you broke you would claim needed clarifying Light up shoes without laces before you were tying First day of first grade you held tight- that was trying  Costly clothes you out … Continue reading Separation Anxiety

Carrie Fisher’s Legacy 

The news of Carrie Fishers death saddened me, but when I realized her mother has survived her I was heart broken. Singing in the Rain, Tammy and the Bachelor, The Unsinkable Molly Brown—all starred Carrie's mom—Debbie Reynolds. I'm not sure if my children have ever heard of her, but I grew up watching her old … Continue reading Carrie Fisher’s Legacy