On being Supermom. {The Adventures of Supermom}

RIP Sophie, April 5, 2023

I started this blog in 2004 when I was 30 years old pregnant with my third child, and on my second marriage.  I'm almost 49, and the kids are leaving the nest.

You were around to see my children grow until I stopped blogging.  Now, I don't even post their picture on social media without their permission.  Isn't that ironic, considering my job was blogging about them?  

My life was for my children.  It still is, even if they're not around like they used to be. 

I do not like this empty nest. 

Not at all. 

I was born to be their mom, being there for them, cooking for them, and celebrating them.  The birthday celebrations.  The amazing holidays.   The family vacations.  Everything a mom did for her children. 

Once there were four children under my roof. 

Then three. 

Then two. 

Lil O graduates high school in June. 

As someone who's been a full-time parent since I was 20 years old, I feel utterly lost.  

Ninja, the baby, is now 15 and has told me I cannot stop doing all that Mom stuff that I must decorate and cook because she's still a kid.  (I once mentioned getting a tabletop Christmas tree instead of a bigger one.) 

I'm more alone these days than I am Mom.   Kids moved out and do their own thing, which is normal. 

Sophie the Yorkiepoo passed away on April 5, 2023, and devastated me/the girls/everyone who loved her. 

I do not like this empty nest at all.