Martee Rodi - Momoirist

My heart is on my sleeve. I am a mom of 6 (ages 10-21). I teach special ed kindergarten and first grade In Atlanta, GA. I wear two loopy ponytails. One of my talents is making nothing look like something. Here I go- my first blog.

51 today

I thought about doing one of those posts about what I have learned in my 50th year. Surely I am wiser. Surely I figured out a lot of stuff. Mim gave me these lovely lemon earrings. What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger is a fucking lie. Some people die from the strain of […]


Written January 2017

I read this piece and felt the scrappiness of my words. My full throttle effort to tell my story. I have gotten feedback over the years to slow the story down. Write each scene. Write each moment. Flesh out characters. Add authentic dialogue. And I agree. And when I read my words I see the […]


The Sock

The Sock– reworked in January 2023 I hung over the edge bent in the middle with my guts smashed and my feet dangling, as I fished a sock out of the bottom of the washer. I stretched, aggravated that my shortness was not compensated for when doing this eternal chore. Six kids can make laundry […]


Pithy Resolution Post

I don’t make resolutions because I am fifty. The absurdity and function of being fifty is that I know myself. What is the point of growing old if you can’t get comfortable with yourself? I am not saying that I am incapable of change or finished. Heck I could live another few decades and I […]