Author Archives: Kathleen Sullivan

The 11 Types Of Friends Every Mom Needs

The 11 Types Of Friends Every Mom Needs

Let’s face it, motherhood is hard. With all the focus being on our children, it is sometimes difficult for us to take care of our own needs. We no longer have the time to invest in all of the things that we used to. We can also feel isolated. As our children get older, they are making friends. However, that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t have our own relationships as well. In fact, mommy friendships are crucial. More »

After My Son Died: My Life As A Cemetery Mom

After My Son Died: My Life As A Cemetery Mom

For the first few months, my husband and I practically lived at the cemetery. Our first project was decorating his grave for Halloween. We set up a little ghost and put down a couple of pumpkins. Just a couple of months earlier, we had looked forward to spending this first holiday with our son. But now, this was all we had. It was the only way we could parent our child. It was all that we knew. This was our new normal. More »

Cyber Seniors Shows Grandmas How Not To Be Scared Of The Internet

Cyber Seniors Shows Grandmas How Not To Be Scared Of The Internet

Cyber Seniors, a documentary film chronicling the lives of senior citizens and their introduction to the internet, is set to premiere country-wide this month. Judging from the trailers, the film should prove to be both interesting and endearing. The endearing aspect is that these technology challenged elders do not have to go through this journey alone. They have been assigned teenagers as their mentors. More »

Social Media Makes Me Feel Like An Utter Failure

Social Media Makes Me Feel Like An Utter Failure

We have all been there. It is 10 AM and a very slow morning. The kids have a snow day and you are wondering  just what to do with them. You are seriously dragging as you were up a little too late watching the Housewives argue on Bravo. In spite of the exhaustion, kids are dressed. They are fed (somewhat).  And you are proud. You still manage to hold on to your title of Supermom. That is, until you see that pic. The one that ruins your day. A  Facebook friend just posted a photo of a gorgeous display table in the theme of Frozen. There are snowmen and princess cupcakes and colorful cake pops. Everything looks beautiful and perfect, with little coordinating handmade tags. You try not to panic. More »

7 Things I Hate About The Playground

7 Things I Hate About The Playground

With springtime rapidly approaching, many of us will undoubtedly find ourselves at the childhood mecca known as the playground. As delightful as it is for the kiddos, many moms will inevitably leave stressed and exhausted. Recently, I made my own list as to why that may be. So for all of us that often leave with the need for a drink (or ten), I present seven things I hate about the playground. More »

Even Though You May Be Done Having Kids, It May Make You Sad Anyway

Even Though You May Be Done Having Kids, It May Make You Sad Anyway

It has been almost two years now that I have been struggling with this decision. I do envy mom’s that “just know” when to stop having children. Recently, I laughed with an old friend as she spoke about her impending delivery. Not only would she be getting a c-section, she told me, but she would be getting her tubes tied as well. It was her third and she knew it was time. Others like myself, have a harder time. It becomes a mourning period of sorts. We are allowed this sadness. It is okay. More »

Six Things You’ll Want For Valentine’s Day That Don’t Cost A Thing

Six Things You'll Want For Valentine's Day That Don't Cost A Thing

Fifteen years and three kids later, my wish list is a bit simpler. Would I like to re-create the sort of blissful romance I had in years past? Of course. But, my priorities have definitely changed with the two new little loves of my life. Nowadays, I consider it to be a true gift if I am able to use the bathroom without a kid trying to jump on my head at the same time. So, for this year, I present this fantasy list of six things I want for Valentine’s Day that don’t cost a thing. More »

As A Mom Who Lost A Child, I Find Aaron Eckhart Faking A Dead Child Offensive

As A Mom Who Lost A Child, I Find Aaron Eckhart Faking A Dead Child Offensive

Actor Aaron Eckhart pretended to lose a child in order to attend a bereavement support group meeting. All for the sake of his art. Eckhart, who has no children himself, made this revelation on the Howard Stern show last week. At the time, he was preparing for a role in 2010’s Rabbit Hole; a film also starring Nicole Kidman. The movie is about a couple dealing with the loss of their child. More »

Pictures Of Liam: Remembering Our Son During The Holidays

Pictures Of Liam: Remembering Our Son During The Holidays

As Christmas quickly approaches, we plan to do another card with all of our children. It has definitely become a family tradition. I really feel that in each picture, it shows how much Liam is looking after his siblings. I will also continue to decorate our tree with all the ornaments that we have purchased in his memory. When I think of Liam, I also think of all the other angels that have gone too soon. More »