All About HSM

I am a 30-something  mom  to 4 wonderful sons, the eldest three of whom have fallen over the cusp of teenagerhood, the youngest of whom is 10. They are my full time job, my hobby, my inspiration and my life.  I cannot imagine a life in which I was never a mother. Motherhood has defined me in a way nothing else ever could.

After being a single mom for a few years,  in February of 2009 I married the love of my life, the KoD, who brought me the additional gift of his two daughters and son. Because of the immigration laws, it took us 19 months until  we were able to be living under the same roof. I was waiting for papers for myself and my sons up in Montreal that would allow us to move to where my KoD lives in Monsey NY. I spent a lot of time on the I-87 driving to and from NY. It’s a six hour drive with border crossings to contend with. As of September 21, 2010 I am a legal resident of the USA and have moved lock, stock and barrel to NY.

I have always loved to write, and I am pleased and proud to post my writings in a public forum. Please enjoy, and comment if you feel so inclined. Please note that all works contained herein are under copyright and may not be reposted without permission.

Please play nicely and don’t verbally attack in the comments. I reserve the right to edit comments for length, language and spelling. I reserve the right to be politically incorrect as it suits and hypocritical also as it suits.



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14 responses to “All About HSM

  1. Just want to let you know how much I love your blog. Keep writing you deep posts, funny posts, and heartwarming posts. They are all enjoyable to read and relate to.

  2. thank you so much for stopping by and commenting!

  3. I like your blog, I am a 40+ Primetime Parent, BT, SAHM to 3 children under 3, and I’d like to visit your site more often. Check out my profile on twitter, primetimeparent.

  4. Love your blog. Will visit often. I agree about being a Mom. Most wondrous thing in life. Envy you the King of Diamonds. Was a single parent for 18 years and got married again — big mistake and it did not last long. Now I think it will be the critters and me for life. Interesting how things change over the years. Good luck and keep on writing.

  5. Time to update your blog details: A Brief Bio and Cast of Characters need tweaking!

    Am so happy for you. MAZAL TOV.

  6. have often wondered about you still not sure why your husband is kod but you sound happy and good luck with your move to new york

  7. I was setting up my National Stepfamily Day Twitter Account, and ran across your site. My name is Christy Borgeld. I am founder of National Stepfamily Day. September 16. This year marks 13 years for a day to celebrate Stepfamilies.

    I wanted to introduce myself and would love to add each other on Twitter. I’m new to Twitter, so this is a work in progress. Here is my link.

    The NSFD website is

    Take Care,

    Christy Borgeld Founder-National Stepfamily Day-September 16

    EST. 1997

    National Stepfamily Resource Center

    (NSRC) is a division of Auburn University’s Center for Children, Youth, and Families

    Stepfamily Expert Council

  8. And you write well. That’s probably the best “About” I’ve ever read.

    I wish you the best of luck with your immigration, and congrats on your first wedding anniversary.

  9. Hadassah Sabo Milner rules. She knows why.

  10. Mazel tov

    When I saw the the reference to the “King of Diamons”, I knew I had seen it somewhere else.

    Here, perhaps?

    The only question is, when did I ever read that essay over there? I’m a bit creeped out, and I’m generally hopelessly biased in my favor! 😛

    Mazel tov, kol tuv!!

    (I arrived here from a link by Aliza Hausman, i.e. the Jewminicana).

  11. I found you through both the Chavis (Kochava at Crazy Jewish Convert and Chaviva), and I love your blog. You seem like such a lovely, warm-hearted person, and your writing manages to be both thought-provoking and funny at the same time. I get a special kick out of your wacky sign series.

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