Technically, I own a Pit Bull mix and an American Bully, but people see their square heads and colors and “OMG you own vicious dogs” is what I get. They don’t take a second to ask me about them, nor do they watch my dogs’ body language to see if […]
Author: Natalia Bowser
I’m A Slave Driver
From the time D-dude was able to walk I have asked him to do small chores. As he got older the chores increased and the difficulty increased. He’s eleven now so of course he is doing almost the amount of chores I do. Almost. The amount is close but […]
Can I Be The Dad This Week?
Being a single mom is hard. Most of the time I don’t consider myself a “single” mom because A) I am in a relationship with a man who helps out, and B) I’m too proud to complain about parenting alone. It has been just D-dude and I for a long […]
Horrible Nightmare: My Story of Physical and Emotional Abuse
Recently I had someone find out some of my very personal information. This information was privately shared with someone I trusted. The person who found this information did so by hacking into an e-mail account and reading my private conversations. These conversations discussed things from my past, things that were […]
Why I Can’t “Just Get Over It”
I constantly have people telling me to not allow my ex to bother me. “Don’t let him get to you,” they say. Everyone wants to tell me how much I should or should not care about our marital bonds being dissolved. Yes, I am in a new relationship and moving […]
Dear Lazy, Sh*tty Neighbors: Watch Your Own Kids
Dear Neighbors, You might know me, you might not. I’m pretty out and about in our “community.” I hibernate during winter, but when the weather breaks, I’m outside every chance I get with my children. I visit with all neighbors because our children are going to play together. I want […]
Why Are Relationships So Dang Hard?
Why is it when starting a new relationship, each party feels the need to be an asswipe? Men and women think they have to act like emotionless robots. We are afraid of letting our hearts get involved. We block out our emotions so we can play the dating scene and […]
When I Realized I Needed Out of My Marriage
When I think of marriage and love, I think of the movies and their happily ever afters. I know it’s not reality; it’s a dream. I know people are paid well to give us hope and dreams of what could be. In reality, marriage is just a piece of paper. […]