Luisa Colón is a Brooklyn-based mother, stepmother, and writer whose work has appeared in New York, Glamour, Discovery Girls, Mamiverse.com, and others. Her blog, PixieForever.com, is a site devoted entirely to short haircuts.
I am a Mom. I am a New Yorker. It is winter.
If you’re a mother in a balmier climate, known to complain about fifty-degree “freezing” temperatures, you probably can’t relate--but feel free…to read on, if only to have a laugh while you snuggle into your cotton sweater. Fellow cold-weather moms? You know how we feel about winter. Now let us count the ways: 1. THE HONEYMOON PHASE On the surface, this a part of winter isn’t that terrible. That first nip in the air doesn’t come… >> Read More
When people find out I'm a mom and a stepmom (my partner, Joseph, has three children with his ex-wife, and he and I have two children of our own), they're curious about how we make it work.
I'm…lucky to have three lovely stepkids whom I adore, but we've had our fair share of bumps in the road. A child of divorce myself, I brought my own baggage into the dynamics of our relationship; maybe I thought that being the "perfect" stepmother would help me heal the emotional wounds of my parents' divorce… >> Read More