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Monica Bielanko
A chronicle since 2005 of my marriage & move to Brooklyn in my twenties; becoming a mother in my thirties; moving to Pennsylvania and learning to amicably coparent after divorce in my forties while living 3 doors down from my ex-husband in a small country town.
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Thug Life

Henry wakes up in his poop diaper and rolls over out of the covers, the nightlight glow upon his face. Pretty soon he pulls himself up the slats of his crib and looks around with his sleepy eyes.


He lays a little left jab on Piglet’s cheek, and Piglet flips this way and that, the whole mobile shaking along with him.

One left jab and Piglet and Winnie and Tigger, and the sad donkey, I forget his name, but one shot from my boy and they’re all running for cover.

Strong kid, huh?

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