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.

Gotcha Day

The complete insensitivity and the utter joy wrapped up in the title of this day. Mim’s Gotcha Day is in February and we celebrate with balloons, cupcakes and a trip to Goodwill for more high heels. I revel in the day and the happiness of the memory of meeting our baby girl. The cosmic folly […]



I’m attempting a shift. A new idea. Focusing on problems will not get me far. I’m focusing on the relationships. I learned this from Black people. (How can I say, I learned this from Black people? I mean the whole of Black civilization did not appear to me and me alone and deliver me from […]



I’m late on resolutions or manifestations or intentions. I was afraid of getting caught up in the moment and overcommitting. But I have narrowed down my goals for this year. Balls to the walls. Here we go. ~Enjoy reading without feeling guilty. ~Buy Vintage chairs big enough for patting Mim and has my love of […]


angry Neighbor

He stood over us. Leaning his angry body on his deck railing. Grimacing. Mim and I were in the valley of our Kudzu mountain. It is part drainage ditch part natural area with inviting creek. Angry Neighbor lives one street above us condo people in the flood plain. Between us and Angry Neighbor of Parkwood […]