Sick Thoughts.

by mssinglemama on June 5, 2008

There are men, and then there are boys…

This weekend two boys (who shall remain unnamed) where sitting in my kitchen. I was hosting a mini after hours thing. So, I popped a pizza in the oven.

“I’m running outside, keep an eye on the pizza, okay?”

“What? What are we supposed to look for?” one of them asked.

I ignored it, assuming he was joking. Five minutes later I walked back inside and the oven was smoking. I flipped out. One thing about being a single mom with zero interest in boys…you don’t give a damn if they think you’re “uncool” or “bitchy” – especially if it’s late at night and you’ve had a few shots of tequila.

“What’s wrong with you guys? You seriously don’t know how to cook a frozen pizza?!!!”

Did they jump up to grab the pizza? No. They sat there defending themselves…they didn’t jump until the fire alarm went off – and even then, I had to tell them to go turn it off. Unbelievable.

These two boys are clearly far from becoming men, but that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily immature. Maturity is something that’s hard to put a finger on … and no matter what a boy or man’s age, his maturity level can run the gamut. The true measure of a man’s maturity is how he treats you, not whether or not he knows how to cook frozen pizza.

Enter Larry Bilotta’s Male Maturity Scale, he sent it to me after discovering my blog through the post, “Should I Leave My Husband?”. Usually reserved for married women trying to find out what makes their husband’s tick, Larry realized how useful this scale can be for dating single moms.

Here’s how it works – have four women, your friends, your family or even your guy’s ex-wife or girlfriend rate him on this scale. Why? Because your view could be clouded if you’re too close to him.

–The Male Maturity Scale by Larry Bilotta —

Baby Man

He wants his own way all of the time. You owe him his happiness. He owes you nothing. It all revovles around him. He’s obsessed with himself.

Kid Man

He can be nice sometimes but when bad feelings stroke, he can’t fight them off and becomes selfish, nasty and demanding. He may even give you the silent treatment.

Teen Man

He knows what’s right and wrong in a relationship but he can be swayed from doing what he knows he ought to do. The more bad feelings you have, the more bad feelings he gets.

Young Man

He wants to do the right thing for you most of the time but a nasty comment can get away from him now and then. He does apologize since he knows when he strayed from his promises.

Together Man

He loves you, is considerate of your feelings and your security. He thinks about what’s important to you above the demands of the rest of the world. It’s rare when he gets self centered but it does happen.

Mature Man

He’s strong in the issues of family. A man of steel who will defend you against all comers, yet a man of velvet who is considerate, thoughtful, great with kids and keeps his bad feelings under control. Never arrogant, always fun and a great listener who is easy to love

———————–

I’m thinking the Mature Man sounds ideal for us single moms … but what are the odds of finding a Mature Man who isn’t already snatched? Hmmm… let me know what you think – leave your comments and dish some dirt on your men or ex-men.

Larry is reading and will be available to give you one-on-one responses or if you’d like to contact him personally visit, Marriage Success Secrets.com.

[Photo Credit: The Sewing Bird]

There are men, and then there are boys…

This weekend two boys (who shall remain unnamed) where sitting in my kitchen. I was hosting a mini after hours thing. So, I popped a pizza in the oven.

“I’m running outside, keep an eye on the pizza, okay?”

“What? What are we supposed to look for?” one of them asked.

I ignored it, assuming he was joking. Five minutes later I walked back inside and the oven was smoking. I flipped out. One thing about being a single mom with zero interest in boys…you don’t give a damn if they think you’re “uncool” or “bitchy” – especially if it’s late at night and you’ve had a few shots of tequila.

“What’s wrong with you guys? You seriously don’t know how to cook a frozen pizza?!!!”

Did they jump up to grab the pizza? No. They sat there defending themselves…they didn’t jump until the fire alarm went off – and even then, I had to tell them to go turn it off. Unbelievable.

These two boys are clearly far from becoming men, but that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily immature. Maturity is something that’s hard to put a finger on … and no matter what a boy or man’s age, his maturity level can run the gamut. The true measure of a man’s maturity is how he treats you, not whether or not he knows how to cook frozen pizza.

Enter Larry Bilotta’s Male Maturity Scale, he sent it to me after discovering my blog through the post, “Should I Leave My Husband?”. Usually reserved for married women trying to find out what makes their husband’s tick, Larry realized how useful this scale can be for dating single moms.

Here’s how it works – have four women, your friends, your family or even your guy’s ex-wife or girlfriend rate him on this scale. Why? Because your view could be clouded if you’re too close to him.

–The Male Maturity Scale by Larry Bilotta —

Baby Man

He wants his own way all of the time. You owe him his happiness. He owes you nothing. It all revovles around him. He’s obsessed with himself.

Kid Man

He can be nice sometimes but when bad feelings stroke, he can’t fight them off and becomes selfish, nasty and demanding. He may even give you the silent treatment.

Teen Man

He knows what’s right and wrong in a relationship but he can be swayed from doing what he knows he ought to do. The more bad feelings you have, the more bad feelings he gets.

Young Man

He wants to do the right thing for you most of the time but a nasty comment can get away from him now and then. He does apologize since he knows when he strayed from his promises.

Together Man

He loves you, is considerate of your feelings and your security. He thinks about what’s important to you above the demands of the rest of the world. It’s rare when he gets self centered but it does happen.

Mature Man

He’s strong in the issues of family. A man of steel who will defend you against all comers, yet a man of velvet who is considerate, thoughtful, great with kids and keeps his bad feelings under control. Never arrogant, always fun and a great listener who is easy to love

———————–

I’m thinking the Mature Man sounds ideal for us single moms … but what are the odds of finding a Mature Man who isn’t already snatched? Hmmm… let me know what you think – leave your comments and dish some dirt on your men or ex-men.

Larry is reading and will be available to give you one-on-one responses or if you’d like to contact him personally visit, Marriage Success Secrets.com.

[Photo Credit: The Sewing Bird]
This weekend I was busying myself in the kitchen when I heard a harmonic melody pouring down the stairs. I shot up to Benjamin’s room like a bolt – just to catch it – and there he was, sitting cross legged jamming on his harmonica.

Tonight I put him in front of the iMac. Enjoy! I’m SO PROUD!

There are men, and then there are boys…

This weekend two boys (who shall remain unnamed) where sitting in my kitchen. I was hosting a mini after hours thing. So, I popped a pizza in the oven.

“I’m running outside, keep an eye on the pizza, okay?”

“What? What are we supposed to look for?” one of them asked.

I ignored it, assuming he was joking. Five minutes later I walked back inside and the oven was smoking. I flipped out. One thing about being a single mom with zero interest in boys…you don’t give a damn if they think you’re “uncool” or “bitchy” – especially if it’s late at night and you’ve had a few shots of tequila.

“What’s wrong with you guys? You seriously don’t know how to cook a frozen pizza?!!!”

Did they jump up to grab the pizza? No. They sat there defending themselves…they didn’t jump until the fire alarm went off – and even then, I had to tell them to go turn it off. Unbelievable.

These two boys are clearly far from becoming men, but that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily immature. Maturity is something that’s hard to put a finger on … and no matter what a boy or man’s age, his maturity level can run the gamut. The true measure of a man’s maturity is how he treats you, not whether or not he knows how to cook frozen pizza.

Enter Larry Bilotta’s Male Maturity Scale, he sent it to me after discovering my blog through the post, “Should I Leave My Husband?”. Usually reserved for married women trying to find out what makes their husband’s tick, Larry realized how useful this scale can be for dating single moms.

Here’s how it works – have four women, your friends, your family or even your guy’s ex-wife or girlfriend rate him on this scale. Why? Because your view could be clouded if you’re too close to him.

–The Male Maturity Scale by Larry Bilotta —

Baby Man

He wants his own way all of the time. You owe him his happiness. He owes you nothing. It all revovles around him. He’s obsessed with himself.

Kid Man

He can be nice sometimes but when bad feelings stroke, he can’t fight them off and becomes selfish, nasty and demanding. He may even give you the silent treatment.

Teen Man

He knows what’s right and wrong in a relationship but he can be swayed from doing what he knows he ought to do. The more bad feelings you have, the more bad feelings he gets.

Young Man

He wants to do the right thing for you most of the time but a nasty comment can get away from him now and then. He does apologize since he knows when he strayed from his promises.

Together Man

He loves you, is considerate of your feelings and your security. He thinks about what’s important to you above the demands of the rest of the world. It’s rare when he gets self centered but it does happen.

Mature Man

He’s strong in the issues of family. A man of steel who will defend you against all comers, yet a man of velvet who is considerate, thoughtful, great with kids and keeps his bad feelings under control. Never arrogant, always fun and a great listener who is easy to love

———————–

I’m thinking the Mature Man sounds ideal for us single moms … but what are the odds of finding a Mature Man who isn’t already snatched? Hmmm… let me know what you think – leave your comments and dish some dirt on your men or ex-men.

Larry is reading and will be available to give you one-on-one responses or if you’d like to contact him personally visit, Marriage Success Secrets.com.

[Photo Credit: The Sewing Bird]
This weekend I was busying myself in the kitchen when I heard a harmonic melody pouring down the stairs. I shot up to Benjamin’s room like a bolt – just to catch it – and there he was, sitting cross legged jamming on his harmonica.

Tonight I put him in front of the iMac. Enjoy! I’m SO PROUD!


Forget about them

Yep. To get a man’s attention you have to not want one. Funny how it works that way, but it’s true! When I started this blog I had decided to completely throw in the towel on dating. I would still date, but not actively pursue men any more, whether it be online or at a bar. I was just going to let it ride and forget about men.

The catalyst was a guy. Because of my desperation, I was blind to his true colors. And to top it off, he dumped me on my ass. It hurt and I was a mess. A mess! Over a guy I had only dated for three weeks! Thanks to candid advice from several friends I realized that I wanted men too much to successfully date any of them.

One month later, I met Kris. We had a very happy and relaxed relationship for six months. In the end we went our separate ways, but even our break up lacked much drama or heart ache. It’s because I wanted him in my life, I didn’t need him. There’s a big difference. And you’ll know what I mean when you feel it for yourself.

So here’s how to do it – how to become content with your singleness or more importantly how to become content with yourself.

1. Get a life, your own life.

Fill your days with activities or fun outings. Benjamin and I rarely spend more than two hours at a time in the house. Even on work days, I get home and then we’re off – to the book store, the library, the park, the coffee shop or a friend’s house. Once the kids are asleep, it’s you time. Find a hobby (for me it’s this blog) or read a great book. Try not to watch too much TV, it gives you distorted view of reality. Spend your “You” time on you … reading, writing, crafting, creating … give your brain some exercise.

2. Suck it up.

You’re a single mom. It’s not going to change any time soon. Even if you do meet a man, you should date him for at least a few years before you move in together, right? So, buckle down and suck it up. My trick? After the first year, I stopped daydreaming about help from a man. Like anything else, you eventually adapt to your new lifestyle – you get used to it. And then when you do meet a man, you won’t need him to save you – you’ll have your little ship running it’s course whether he’s there or not. Help from him will be a bonus, not an expectation.

3. Surround yourself with friends.

On average, Benjamin and I spend five nights out of the week visiting or hanging out with our friends. I don’t have any family in town, so my friends provide that support. If you don’t have many friends – get out there! Next time you meet a great mom or dad at the park, or at a festival – get their number, invite them over or make another date to meet in the park. If that doesn’t work – try MeetUp.com, a great website with local groups of parents (there are single parent MeetUps in most major cities).

4. Make an effort in your appearance.

I am such a girl. I always love looking cute – boyfriend or not. Use this time while you’re single to focus on you and your body. It’s all connected. On those afternoon outings, walk to your destination if you can. Drink lots and lots of water all day, every day. You’ll start glowing from the inside out. Fall in love with yourself again…it’s something most moms, single or not, have to actually focus on post-birth because it’s so easy to put yourself last.

5. Love thy self.

My major turning point – from desperation to single freedom – came when I wrote “Do I need therapy?” The post attracted comments from my personal angel, Tim Chard. Read it here. Bottom line: You need to love yourself first, even before your own children. If you don’t, you won’t be able to fully love the people in your life.

Why this is so incredibly important:

During that first year and into the second, the mini-relationships I had with men were doomed to fail because I wasn’t content on my own. I was desperate.

Add the child factor into the mix and things were quite a mess in my head. Thankfully Benjamin was a teeny tiny baby – I can’t imagine him having to watch me go through those emotional ups and downs now that he’s two. Being emotionally miserable is not fair to yourself or to your kids.

Now dating is an added bonus to my life. If a man falls out of the sky (and quite a few have), then great! If not, who cares. Either way, you can’t lose.

Does anyone else have any great tips on how to become content as a single mom? For those of you who are there – how did you get there? Did you have an ah-ha moment?

There are men, and then there are boys…

This weekend two boys (who shall remain unnamed) where sitting in my kitchen. I was hosting a mini after hours thing. So, I popped a pizza in the oven.

“I’m running outside, keep an eye on the pizza, okay?”

“What? What are we supposed to look for?” one of them asked.

I ignored it, assuming he was joking. Five minutes later I walked back inside and the oven was smoking. I flipped out. One thing about being a single mom with zero interest in boys…you don’t give a damn if they think you’re “uncool” or “bitchy” – especially if it’s late at night and you’ve had a few shots of tequila.

“What’s wrong with you guys? You seriously don’t know how to cook a frozen pizza?!!!”

Did they jump up to grab the pizza? No. They sat there defending themselves…they didn’t jump until the fire alarm went off – and even then, I had to tell them to go turn it off. Unbelievable.

These two boys are clearly far from becoming men, but that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily immature. Maturity is something that’s hard to put a finger on … and no matter what a boy or man’s age, his maturity level can run the gamut. The true measure of a man’s maturity is how he treats you, not whether or not he knows how to cook frozen pizza.

Enter Larry Bilotta’s Male Maturity Scale, he sent it to me after discovering my blog through the post, “Should I Leave My Husband?”. Usually reserved for married women trying to find out what makes their husband’s tick, Larry realized how useful this scale can be for dating single moms.

Here’s how it works – have four women, your friends, your family or even your guy’s ex-wife or girlfriend rate him on this scale. Why? Because your view could be clouded if you’re too close to him.

–The Male Maturity Scale by Larry Bilotta —

Baby Man

He wants his own way all of the time. You owe him his happiness. He owes you nothing. It all revovles around him. He’s obsessed with himself.

Kid Man

He can be nice sometimes but when bad feelings stroke, he can’t fight them off and becomes selfish, nasty and demanding. He may even give you the silent treatment.

Teen Man

He knows what’s right and wrong in a relationship but he can be swayed from doing what he knows he ought to do. The more bad feelings you have, the more bad feelings he gets.

Young Man

He wants to do the right thing for you most of the time but a nasty comment can get away from him now and then. He does apologize since he knows when he strayed from his promises.

Together Man

He loves you, is considerate of your feelings and your security. He thinks about what’s important to you above the demands of the rest of the world. It’s rare when he gets self centered but it does happen.

Mature Man

He’s strong in the issues of family. A man of steel who will defend you against all comers, yet a man of velvet who is considerate, thoughtful, great with kids and keeps his bad feelings under control. Never arrogant, always fun and a great listener who is easy to love

———————–

I’m thinking the Mature Man sounds ideal for us single moms … but what are the odds of finding a Mature Man who isn’t already snatched? Hmmm… let me know what you think – leave your comments and dish some dirt on your men or ex-men.

Larry is reading and will be available to give you one-on-one responses or if you’d like to contact him personally visit, Marriage Success Secrets.com.

[Photo Credit: The Sewing Bird]
This weekend I was busying myself in the kitchen when I heard a harmonic melody pouring down the stairs. I shot up to Benjamin’s room like a bolt – just to catch it – and there he was, sitting cross legged jamming on his harmonica.

Tonight I put him in front of the iMac. Enjoy! I’m SO PROUD!


Forget about them

Yep. To get a man’s attention you have to not want one. Funny how it works that way, but it’s true! When I started this blog I had decided to completely throw in the towel on dating. I would still date, but not actively pursue men any more, whether it be online or at a bar. I was just going to let it ride and forget about men.

The catalyst was a guy. Because of my desperation, I was blind to his true colors. And to top it off, he dumped me on my ass. It hurt and I was a mess. A mess! Over a guy I had only dated for three weeks! Thanks to candid advice from several friends I realized that I wanted men too much to successfully date any of them.

One month later, I met Kris. We had a very happy and relaxed relationship for six months. In the end we went our separate ways, but even our break up lacked much drama or heart ache. It’s because I wanted him in my life, I didn’t need him. There’s a big difference. And you’ll know what I mean when you feel it for yourself.

So here’s how to do it – how to become content with your singleness or more importantly how to become content with yourself.

1. Get a life, your own life.

Fill your days with activities or fun outings. Benjamin and I rarely spend more than two hours at a time in the house. Even on work days, I get home and then we’re off – to the book store, the library, the park, the coffee shop or a friend’s house. Once the kids are asleep, it’s you time. Find a hobby (for me it’s this blog) or read a great book. Try not to watch too much TV, it gives you distorted view of reality. Spend your “You” time on you … reading, writing, crafting, creating … give your brain some exercise.

2. Suck it up.

You’re a single mom. It’s not going to change any time soon. Even if you do meet a man, you should date him for at least a few years before you move in together, right? So, buckle down and suck it up. My trick? After the first year, I stopped daydreaming about help from a man. Like anything else, you eventually adapt to your new lifestyle – you get used to it. And then when you do meet a man, you won’t need him to save you – you’ll have your little ship running it’s course whether he’s there or not. Help from him will be a bonus, not an expectation.

3. Surround yourself with friends.

On average, Benjamin and I spend five nights out of the week visiting or hanging out with our friends. I don’t have any family in town, so my friends provide that support. If you don’t have many friends – get out there! Next time you meet a great mom or dad at the park, or at a festival – get their number, invite them over or make another date to meet in the park. If that doesn’t work – try MeetUp.com, a great website with local groups of parents (there are single parent MeetUps in most major cities).

4. Make an effort in your appearance.

I am such a girl. I always love looking cute – boyfriend or not. Use this time while you’re single to focus on you and your body. It’s all connected. On those afternoon outings, walk to your destination if you can. Drink lots and lots of water all day, every day. You’ll start glowing from the inside out. Fall in love with yourself again…it’s something most moms, single or not, have to actually focus on post-birth because it’s so easy to put yourself last.

5. Love thy self.

My major turning point – from desperation to single freedom – came when I wrote “Do I need therapy?” The post attracted comments from my personal angel, Tim Chard. Read it here. Bottom line: You need to love yourself first, even before your own children. If you don’t, you won’t be able to fully love the people in your life.

Why this is so incredibly important:

During that first year and into the second, the mini-relationships I had with men were doomed to fail because I wasn’t content on my own. I was desperate.

Add the child factor into the mix and things were quite a mess in my head. Thankfully Benjamin was a teeny tiny baby – I can’t imagine him having to watch me go through those emotional ups and downs now that he’s two. Being emotionally miserable is not fair to yourself or to your kids.

Now dating is an added bonus to my life. If a man falls out of the sky (and quite a few have), then great! If not, who cares. Either way, you can’t lose.

Does anyone else have any great tips on how to become content as a single mom? For those of you who are there – how did you get there? Did you have an ah-ha moment?

Forget about them

Yep. To get a man’s attention you have to not want one. Funny how it works that way, but it’s true! When I started this blog I had decided to completely throw in the towel on dating. I would still date, but not actively pursue men any more, whether it be online or at a bar. I was just going to let it ride and forget about men.

The catalyst was a guy. Because of my desperation, I was blind to his true colors. And to top it off, he dumped me on my ass. It hurt and I was a mess. A mess! Over a guy I had only dated for three weeks! Thanks to candid advice from several friends I realized that I wanted men too much to successfully date any of them.

One month later, I met Kris. We had a very happy and relaxed relationship for six months. In the end we went our separate ways, but even our break up lacked much drama or heart ache. It’s because I wanted him in my life, I didn’t need him. There’s a big difference. And you’ll know what I mean when you feel it for yourself.

So here’s how to do it – how to become content with your singleness or more importantly how to become content with yourself.

1. Get a life, your own life.

Fill your days with activities or fun outings. Benjamin and I rarely spend more than two hours at a time in the house. Even on work days, I get home and then we’re off – to the book store, the library, the park, the coffee shop or a friend’s house. Once the kids are asleep, it’s you time. Find a hobby (for me it’s this blog) or read a great book. Try not to watch too much TV, it gives you distorted view of reality. Spend your “You” time on you … reading, writing, crafting, creating … give your brain some exercise.

2. Suck it up.

You’re a single mom. It’s not going to change any time soon. Even if you do meet a man, you should date him for at least a few years before you move in together, right? So, buckle down and suck it up. My trick? After the first year, I stopped daydreaming about help from a man. Like anything else, you eventually adapt to your new lifestyle – you get used to it. And then when you do meet a man, you won’t need him to save you – you’ll have your little ship running it’s course whether he’s there or not. Help from him will be a bonus, not an expectation.

3. Surround yourself with friends.

On average, Benjamin and I spend five nights out of the week visiting or hanging out with our friends. I don’t have any family in town, so my friends provide that support. If you don’t have many friends – get out there! Next time you meet a great mom or dad at the park, or at a festival – get their number, invite them over or make another date to meet in the park. If that doesn’t work – try MeetUp.com, a great website with local groups of parents (there are single parent MeetUps in most major cities).

4. Make an effort in your appearance.

I am such a girl. I always love looking cute – boyfriend or not. Use this time while you’re single to focus on you and your body. It’s all connected. On those afternoon outings, walk to your destination if you can. Drink lots and lots of water all day, every day. You’ll start glowing from the inside out. Fall in love with yourself again…it’s something most moms, single or not, have to actually focus on post-birth because it’s so easy to put yourself last.

5. Love thy self.

My major turning point – from desperation to single freedom – came when I wrote “Do I need therapy?” The post attracted comments from my personal angel, Tim Chard. Read it here. Bottom line: You need to love yourself first, even before your own children. If you don’t, you won’t be able to fully love the people in your life.

Why this is so incredibly important:

During that first year and into the second, the mini-relationships I had with men were doomed to fail because I wasn’t content on my own. I was desperate.

Add the child factor into the mix and things were quite a mess in my head. Thankfully Benjamin was a teeny tiny baby – I can’t imagine him having to watch me go through those emotional ups and downs now that he’s two. Being emotionally miserable is not fair to yourself or to your kids.

Now dating is an added bonus to my life. If a man falls out of the sky (and quite a few have), then great! If not, who cares. Either way, you can’t lose.

Does anyone else have any great tips on how to become content as a single mom? For those of you who are there – how did you get there? Did you have an ah-ha moment?
I’m sick. Can’t write much because my brain is going to explode…but I do have some sick thoughts to share, not really sick thoughts, but thoughts I’m having as I sit here – sick.

1. Barack Obama could be the first President of the United States who was raised by a single mother. There are no words for that one. Any one know of any other Presidents raised by single moms? I have been wondering lately about the history of single parents … how often our stories were left out of history books because of shame or that Scarlet Letter. Ronald Regan was a single dad after he divorced his first wife Jane, but he met Nancy less than one year later … not sure if that counts.

2. Benjamin’s tooth will be fine. Dead … but fine. Not sure how dead teeth can be fine, but I’ll take a dead tooth over no tooth any day.

3. I want to buy a bike with a baby seat on the back so Benjamin and I can just ride and ride.

4. Benjamin’s father’s car might not be running next Monday. The last time his car broke down we didn’t see him for 6 weeks.

5. I mailed in my passport renewal today! The countdown to Copenhagen has officially begun … just a little over 8 weeks away now.

6. In one of many sweet e-mails from the Dane he asked me how he could spot single moms… now he’s looking at mothers in a completely different light! SO adorable! I’m telling you – dating a single mom is really amazing for men – we are refreshing, we are real and we raise some pretty amazing kids. But as for spotting us out of a crowd of moms? Look for a wedding ring or dress up your kid in a t-shirt from iHeartSingleParents.comMorgan and Clare, iHeart’s founders are sending me a t-shirt for Benjamin that says – “My Mom is Single – Ask Her Out.” Can’t wait to get it!

Those are my sick thoughts. I HATE being sick.

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singlemomseeking June 6, 2008 at 12:31 am

Take care of yourself babe!… Sleep, drink tea. We need you!

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Liz June 6, 2008 at 7:49 am

Sorry to hear you’re sick!

On the bike thing — Look for a seat that sits in front of you (between the seat on the bike and the handlebars). It’s a lot easier to balance and is supposedly safer for the child. And have fun! Once you’re not sick anymore, that is.

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shannon June 6, 2008 at 10:15 am

The t-shirt for Benjamin sounds adorable! I love that idea.
Also, hope you feel better soon.
I had one of the tow behind things for my bike, and Miss B used to bring books in it and read on our long rides.

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Alexis June 6, 2008 at 10:43 am

Can’t stand the sick thoughts myself sometimes…but we all get em and they will go away. I’m looking for a bike too this weekend! I have the baby seat- just need the bike. My little dude and I will both love the feeling of freedom as we ride and ride- can’t wait!

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The Queen Chimes In June 6, 2008 at 10:51 am

So sorry you are sicky!
I hate being sick too.
I am looking for a bike for this summer too.
So the kids and I can ride and ride and ride!
Check craigslist.
Amazing deals there from what I’ve seen.
Feel better soon.

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Tonya June 6, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Aw. Hope you feel better soon.

I agree about the biking. I LOVE it. It’d be fun to know other single parents who bike too.

I like the Obama thoughts too.

And YAY for the Dane. He sounds so awesome….*sigh*

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whatmenthink June 6, 2008 at 1:28 pm

Thats an awesome shirt for your son! hahaha I’m sure it will be a hot item very soon.

My single mother dating experience has come to an abrupt end. =( It was a great relationship and I think dating single mothers brings a whole new level of maturity to dating. Unfortunately, sometimes timing is everything… Don’t want to divulge more than that.

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littlemansmom June 6, 2008 at 2:59 pm

Ohhhhh…feel better luv…….darn spring colds…

I had one of the bikes with the seat. Littleman loved the wind in his face! Mommie loved the workout…but did NOT love the numb-bum when I first started riding it! LOL

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Sparkling Mama June 6, 2008 at 6:14 pm

Sickness and single motherhood do not mix!

Feel better soon!!

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Ms. Single Mama June 6, 2008 at 9:44 pm

Tks for the bike tips and the well wishes…not sure if this is allergies, a cold or both…

WMT- sorry to hear that, did you meet her son or daughter? If it was “abrupt” I just always worry for the kids. And yes timing is everything single mom or not.

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modernsinglemomma June 9, 2008 at 7:48 pm

I hope you are feeling better!
Gosh something must have been in the air, or the tomatoes!
I’m out of my pukey fog…but it definitely took one night of hellllll!0

Can’t wait to see Benjamin in the t-shirt ….be there in a few weeks!
Has your iheart tee arrived yet? Jim got his yesterday…..he is going to loook so cute in it! And you, my darling are going to look hotttt! =)

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Ms. Single Mama June 10, 2008 at 8:47 am

Thank goodness you’re feeling better …. I wasn’t that sick, just for one night and one day. Much better now.

I got the t-shirt!!! Can’t wait to get Benjamin’s. I’ll take pics.

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