Monthly Archives: February 2015

February 27


  Mothers and their daughters. Is there a relationship more complicated? More fraught with emotion and sensitivities? Next week on Sisterwives, two women examine these complexities and walk us through how it has affected them. Join us Monday and Thursday as we hear from the woman behind the blog AMotherErased and our own Shameless Hussy.

February 26

Hiding In Plain Sight

  I had to hide her. I needed to tuck her away. Protect her. I was so young. I didn’t know what else to do. I couldn’t ask for help. I knew I had to do this on my own. So I hid her. She is safe. That much I know. No one will ever […]

February 23


Survivors are brave souls. Survivors who bring their stories out of the darkness and share them with the world are among the bravest. Sweet Misery Love is demonstrating that strength and courage by sharing her story here. Sharing these stories is vital. It is in the sharing and the telling that shame and guilt are shed. […]

February 20

Is This Thing On? Next Week, On The Sisterwives….

Next week, two courageous women will share their stories of abuse, specifically childhood. Tough subject, we know, but around here we’re tougher, and have the balls to write about it. Join us Monday and Thursday to support our own Gretchen, and the woman behind the SweetMiseryLove blog.  

February 19

You Just Follow

I watched him walk by. Why is he going that way? Doesn’t he know what is over there? I reminded myself that there were many choices down that path. Just because he walked in that direction, didn’t mean he would fall. He walked with such purpose, though. Terrible and decisive purpose.  That’s not a bad […]

February 16

Everything I know about my son, I learned from Philip Seymour Hoffman

I am thrilled that my first official act as a Sisterwife is to introduce Kathleen O’Donnell’s story about her son and his addiction. If I could stretch my arms through the interwebz and find Kathleen, I would grab her and hold on to her because mothers of substance abusers need each other. We live in a special […]

February 13

Is This Thing On? Next Week, On The Sisterwives….

Few people can claim to have never been touched, directly or indirectly, by addiction.  As a parent, to helplessly watch your child head down that path is perhaps the most difficult and heartbreaking thing you will ever experience.  Join us next week as Kathleen O’Donnell and Michelle Poston-Combs talk about their unique journeys, on The Sisterwives.

February 12

Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love

  And so it begins. That day…that wonderful, romantic day, where frightened Significant Others everywhere rush to the flower shops, candy stores, lingerie departments and/or “Adult Novelty” stores (hope springs eternal), with the intent to purchase the perfect Valentine’s offering for the partner they cherish (tolerate). Those partners, meanwhile, flock to the hair and nail salons, for the mani/pedis and the […]

February 11

Sympathy for the Dilettante

  At last….. It’s here. At last….. The reveal which has had many on the edges of your seats. But first…. Faithful readers, you deserve a warning.  This surprise?  No anti-climax here.  The Sisterwives are honoured to provide a safe space for Helena to step out and be seen for THE FIRST TIME.  Hold your breath, […]

February 10


  Tomorrow, everyone’s favorite Dilettante, the inimitable Helena Hann-Basquiat, will reveal her true identity to all the world. You will be ASTOUNDED! We were. Pseudonyms are a long, honorable literary tradition. Stephen King began his literary career writing as Richard Bachman because back in the 1970’s, publishers didn’t want to publish more than one novel a […]

February 09

Men, Show Your Love This Valentine’s Day By Looking Foolish

Since the dawn of time, man has feared Valentine’s Day. I’m a journalist, so you can trust my facts on this. And because I’m a man, you can also trust me when I tell you our fear isn’t because we don’t want to express feelings of love and romance; it’s because we are afraid of […]

February 07

Is This Thing On? Next Week, On The Sisterwives

  Monday: Ned Hickson wants you to look foolish! Syndicated columnist and author Ned Hickson will share his take on Valentine’s day, and the way to win (or not to win) her heart. Wednesday: Un-boxing Helena! Everyone’s favorite dilettante, Helena Hann-Basquiat will reveal herself in all of her glory to The Sisterwives!  Miss this, and […]

February 05

The Love Letter

I wanted to live. He put his hand around my neck and squeezed. His hand was sweaty and his breathing was calm. Our eyes met, his had lost their twinkle, deviating dark months ago; mine were pleading for their life. His face showed no emotion. I meant nothing to him. Something caught my peripheral view; […]

February 02

A Place For Us

  “Don’t give up, ‘cuz you have friends. Don’t give up, you’re not the only one. Don’t give up, ‘cuz somewhere there’s a place, there’s a place where we belong. Rest your head. You worry too much. It’s gonna’ be alright. When times get rough, you can fall back on us. Don’t give up. Please. […]