Cherry Maggiore
The Freak of Nurture
Cherry Maggiore
Cherry Maggiore is the proud single mom of her 9-year-old super-sassy daughter (aka Miss Sassy Pants or MSP) and 15-year-old pug baby (Tiki Barber); in addition to being an award-winning senior marketing executive at NBCUniversal.

Beside her side hustle as the Freak of Nurture, she also started a home design company after being inspired by renovating and designing her 1880’s home in NJ.

This insanely curious and passionate “multi-potentialite” can be found dancing the Argentinan tango, swing and Hustle every Saturday, cooking her family an Italian Sunday dinner, singing and air drumming at concerts or searching for her next adventure.

My Writings…

Inspired By 50+ First Dates, The Freak of Nurture Shares Her Must-Hear Playlist To Make Your Summer Sizzle! June 11, 2019 Chapter 28:  The Border of Crazy Soundtrack For the past five and a half years, and probably my entire life,…
This Mother’s Day, I Pay Tribute to My Tribe. Those That Help Me Survive…and Thrive as a 21st Century Divorced, Single-Career Mom. May 9, 2019 Chapter 27:  When A Mother is Birthed At the Border, So Is Her Tribe As you probably know or have…
Til Death Do Us Part…After 15 Years Together, The Furry Love of My Life Takes Her Last Snort. April 11, 2019 Chapter 25: Saying Good-Bye to Tiki Barber at the Border One bright, hot and humid Saturday morning, my phone rings…
When Faced With Writer’s Block, My Nine-Year-Old Helps Me Out Of It and Inspires My Next Blog. March 21, 2019 Blogger: Cherry Maggiore - "The Freak of Nurture" Chapter 25: MSP sassily arrives at The Border As my alarm gently…
The Freak Found true love at Mermaid’s Chair in St. Thomas and You Won’t Believe Who It Is! March 8, 2019 Blogger: Cherry Maggiore - "The Freak of Nurture" Chapter 24: Finding true love at the Border The bright, Caribbean sun…
The Freak of Nature OR Nurture, You Decide As I Examine this Eternal Battle Today on The Daily Feels February 20, 2019 Blogger: Cherry Maggiore - "The Freak of Nurture" Chapter 23:  A Freaky Battle at the Border After I drop MSP…
This Year My Valentine is My Daughter’s Future Step Mother. February 4, 2019 Blogger: Cherry Maggiore - "The Freak of Nurture" Chapter 22:  Welcoming My Daughter’s Stepmother with Open Arms at the Border…
Today on MLK Day, Wake Up to One of the Most Dangerous form of Racism…Coded Racism. Everyone in the Human Race is Accountable to Turn Reverend King’s Dream into a Reality. It’s Time! January 21, 2019 Blogger: Cherry Maggiore - "The Freak of Nurture" Chapter 21: Woke at the Border As I stand and chat with…
To Date or Not to Date That is the Question. After giving up on Dating Sites, How the Hell Can This Divorced, Single Career-Mom Find Love? January 10, 2019 Blogger: Cherry Maggiore - "The Freak of Nurture"   CHAPTER 20:  THREE BLIND DATES AT THE BORDER Truth be told, I…
Today, On My Birthday, The Gift I Give to Myself is My Obituary. December 28, 2018 BY: Cherry Maggiore - "The Freak of Nurture" Chapter 18: Celebrating My 45th Year at the Border of Crazy. Visions…
Mama, Why Do We Bleed Every Month? Answering this Question has Me on the Edge of Sanity! Join the madness as we Enter the Realm of Puberty…again! December 12, 2018 BY: Cherry Maggiore - "The Freak of Nurture" Chapter 18:  The Border of Puberty LEADER You whisper a confession. A…
Stuck in a Funk and Pissed Off at the World. Is There an Unmedicated Way Out of This Self-Imposed Pity Party? November 27, 2018 BY: Cherry Maggiore - "The Freak of Nurture" Chapter 17: Feeling Funky at the Border AsI sip a glass of…
I Saw the Signs, And It Opened Up My Eyes! Are Ladybugs, 11:11 and the Number Eight Guiding me Toward A Celestial Transformation? I Believe…Do You? November 11, 2018 BY: Cherry Maggiore, "The Freak of Nurture" Chapter 16: Angels Guiding Me Along The Border As I drove my car…
When You Mix A Glass of Bourbon with a Dash of Rage, Chased by a Shot of Politics at a Six Year Old Birthday Party, You Have The Perfect Recipe For Disaster. October 30, 2018 BY: Cherry Maggiore - "The Freak of Nurture" Chapter 14: Crossing the Border of Sobriety “I hate men!!! Yes, that…
It’s National Bosses Day! Did you Thank Your Boss Today? October 16, 2018 BY: Cherry Maggorie - "The Freak of Nurture" Chapter 14: Being a Boss at the Border of Crazy During the…
“Do you Remember the 21st Night of September? It’s The Day My Baby Girl Arrived Three Days late After 15 hours of Labor with Only One Hour of Sleep!” September 24, 2018 BY: Cherry Maggiore - "The Freak of Nurture" Chapter 12: Giving Birth at the Border of Crazy MSP (Miss Sassy…
“Where Were You When All Hell Broke Loose and Those Planes Hit the World Trade Center? I was on the B-Train” September 11, 2018 BY: Cherry Maggiore - "The Freak of Nurture" Chapter 12: Taking the Train to the Border Today marks the 17th…
THE BIG REVEAL! How I Finally Found the Courage to Say ‘Fuck You’ to Feminine Ideals and Chop Off My Hair! August 30, 2018 Chapter 11: Arriving at Border with Short Hair After ingesting an insanely rich five-course meal, my friends and I gather…
My Uncle Breaks Up with Me for a Woman He Met on Zoosk! August 16, 2018 Chapter 10: Dumped at the Border by my Uncle As the gorgeous Florida sun beats down on our backs at…
This just in! Single Divorcee on the Prowl at Weddings and Bar Mitzvahs. Be Warned she’s Armed and Hilarious!!! July 31, 2018 Chapter 9: Going Stag To The Border You and a guest are cordially invited…. Another invite. Another party.  Another guest. …
The Collateral Damage of the Big D: How to TRY and Explain Why You Got Divorced to An 8-Year Old. July 17, 2018 Chapter 8: MSP Joins Me on the Border of Crazy Dear MSP, There is so much I want to tell you,…
Couch Confessionals with Cherry Maggiore, “The Freak of Nurture” July 13, 2018 Couch Confessionals is a raw, honest chat session, where we go beyond the blog and dig into deep-truths about each…
How Did a Divorcee with Daddy Issues Celebrate Father’s Day? By Writing the Most Painful Part of Her History… July 3, 2018 FREAK OF NURTURE CHAPTER 7: The 1st Man that Pushed Me Over the Border of Crazy. 🍒WARNING: This is by…
Part II: Will this be the last first date? The Night The Most Interesting Man in New Jersey Rings My Doorbell June 19, 2018 Waiting for Superman at the Border If you missed part I of this two-part Blog, click here to dive into the…
Date (Like) an Egyptian: Seven Dates in Heaven…will there be an Eighth? June 5, 2018 Meet Me Halfway, right at the Borderline As my stylist applies the dye to my progressively grey roots, we start…
Crossing the Border of Crazy: The Moment the Truth Set Me Free! May 17, 2018 “HEADS UP: click here for the first blog that shares what happened the Night Before my midlife awakening, before you read…
Bumble and Tinder and Match, OH MY! A divorced Gen Xer enters a Virtual Dating World. You’ve been warned. April 18, 2018 Blog #2 PART 1: Let’s Meet on the Border The salsa music is blasting, and I’m being spun around the…
Welcome to the Border of Crazy April 3, 2018    WARNING: When reading about my midlife awakening, leave judgment at home and come along for the ride.  My eyes opened…