Cherry Maggiore
The Freak of Nurture
Cherry Maggiore

Cherry Maggiore is the proud single mom of her 10-year-old super-sassy daughter (aka Miss Sassy Pants or MSP); in addition to being an award-winning senior marketing executive at a major media company.

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…

AARGH Me Buckos! Baton Down the Hatches, This Lonely Heart Finally Found Her Happily Ever After. October 20, 2020 Chapter 43: Engaged to be married to a pirate at Border of Crazy My head is down on the kitchen…
The Time My Daughter Became a Woman and a Warrior September 9, 2020 Chapter 41: Pen pals at the Border of Crazy It's Monday morning at 3am and I wake up from a…
My Daughter’s Middle School Dilemma? Mommy or Daddy. July 14, 2020 Chapter 41: Welcome to Middle School at the Border of Crazy After ten hours of working from home with back-to-back…
The Black Community is Tired of Telling You Why They Are Angry About Systemic Racism and Violence Against Black People. So, Maybe You’ll Listen to a White Woman from Brooklyn. June 12, 2020 Chapter 40: Protesting On the Border of Crazy NOTE TO READER:  Before you delve into this blog, let me first say…
The 19 Lessons I’ve Learned While Sheltering-In-Place for 69 Days and Counting! May 20, 2020 Chapter 39: Sheltering-in-Place at the Border of Crazy Shelter-in-place are three words that have never been uttered in our lifetime.…
Today, While We Shelter-In-Place, My Boyfriend Tells All in an Exclusive Interview! The Good, The Bad and the Truly Freaky! April 14, 2020 Chapter 37: Mr. Pizza Tells All at the Border of Crazy Four weeks.  Four WEEKS!  Yes, Daily Feelers, it's been…
In Sickness and in Health…How My New Boyfriend Showed Me the True Meaning of Those Vows. March 10, 2020 Chapter 37: Sick and in love at the Border of Crazy All eyes turn to me as my phone rings…
Watch Out Rom-Coms, You Got Nothing on My 21st Century Pirate Love Story February 6, 2020 Chapter 36: Pizza Delivery at the Border of Crazy, Part II “Buongiorno alla donna piu bella che ha realizato tutti…
Six Years Single, 50 Dates Later, I FINALLY Found Love at a Pirate Party January 15, 2020 Chapter 35: Pizza Delivery at the Border of Crazy, Part I As I being to regain consciousness, I become aware…
Stuck in the Middle Again, When I Collide with a Stranger That Turns Out To Be An Angel On Earth December 16, 2019 Chapter 34: Stuck in the Middle at the Border of Crazy As I run through JFK Airport, I hear an…
My 10-Year Old Sassy and Silly Daughter Takes Over My Blog to Dole Out Some BIG Life Lessons. November 20, 2019 Chapter 33: MSP takes Over at the Border of Crazy What up Freaks of Nurture? Finally, I can write my…
Forget Cinderella, Glass Slippers and Prince Charming, The Truest Happily Ever-After Belongs to Gomez and Morticia Addams. #TilDeathDoUsNOTPart October 21, 2019 Chapter 32: Hunting for Gomez at the Border of Crazy And they lived happily ever after…the words every little girl and…
What’s Wrong With Me? Why Am I Single? I’ll Tell You in 1400 Words or Less. September 17, 2019 Chapter 30: Finding My Worth At the Border What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I find someone special? What can I…
Some Are Lucky to Have One Mom, I Have Three! Today, I Tribute the Italian Sisters Who Fed My Belly and My Soul. August 20, 2019 Chapter 30: Singing, Dancing and Mangia e Bevi at the Border The smell of damp pine trees envelops me, as I…
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…
In the Magic 8-Ball I Trust: What Happened When My Dating Adventure turned Into A Nightmare. May 8, 2018 WARNING: If you missed Part I of this Dating Nightmare, click here to catch up before delving into Part II. As he…
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…