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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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Saturday
Oct052013

What I Wrote When I Wasn't Here

A parent disowning her child is what goes “against nature.” The only intelligent thing I heard you saying in all this was that “you didn’t raise your son to be gay.” Of course you didn’t. He was born this way and didn’t choose it any more than he being left-handed. You however, have made a choice of being hurtful, narrow-minded and backward. So, while we are in the business of disowning our children, I think I’ll take this moment to say goodbye to you.

Go on wid yo bad self, Gramps! Dad Writes Epic Letter Disowning His Daughter For Disowning Her Gay Son.

Have you seen this video? Terrifying. I'd hit the gas every time, God help anyone in my way.

Postpartum depression and the Capitol Shooting.

I write my opinion on guns in my house while supporting your right to have one in your house and I immediately get bombarded with "Stay the hell out of my house." Why so angry, gun owners? Do you have guns in your house? Why or why not?



The 4th Trimester Bodies Project: "Because mothers everywhere have had a hard time being themselves." I’ll never be able to look at my body without a slightly critical eye toward my weight, it’s too deeply ingrained in my psyche. But at least I can also feel proud that my body housed my babies for nine months. That right now my body is creating a human being. Some stretch marks and even a couple belly rolls are a small price to pay for that.