Your Turn…

by mssinglemama on June 17, 2008

The Best of the Single Parent Blogosphere

Because we’re single parents and we don’t have time to read a million blogs every week, leave your favorite posts here. DON’T BE SHY. Shameless self-promotion is strongly encouraged.

My personal favorites this week

Smiles are Free

Chrissy the author of Glamour’s Storked writes about a mean woman in the grocery store who can’t even muster a smile for her adorable cooing son. This is a pet peeve of mine as well. Benjamin says “Hi” to absolutely every stranger he meets and when they ignore him … I want to walk up to them, shake them and say “What is wrong with you! Smile at my kid – you big jerk.”

To Fake Ring it or Not

In which my single mama soul mate, Morgan, admits she used to wear a wedding ring while pregnant. And then, after Lucca was born, something changed:

“I stopped wearing the ring and mustered up strength I never knew I had, to look people in the eye and say “nope!” when they asked me if I was married or had a boyfriend. What used to be a source of shame for me, now is honestly a point of pride. When I have Lucca in my arms and I am carrying two tons of groceries to the car by myself, and somehow finding my keys and unlocking the trunk at the same time–and doing this all with a genuine smile on my face, I love it when I catch someone glancing down at my bare left hand.”

Prince Charming *Warning* Blatant Rip-Off

Cyrus, a single dad reacts to my Screw You, Disney post with his own rant on Disney and Prince Charming. My favorite line: “You may be a prince, but when my kids play fairies, do you know who the King of the Fairies is? It’s me, MoFo. And it always will be.” Love it!

On Being the Third Wheel

Single Supermama gives a beautiful shout out to her friends for being so supportive and says, “I fully intend to have the kind of family that would make a single parent (or just anybody) feel as comfortable and welcome as I’ve felt in the homes of my friends.”

Your Turn …


If you have a blog – leave a link to the best post you wrote all week.

If you don’t have a blog – leave a link the best post you’ve read all week.

Try to keep them on the single parent theme, but if there’s something extra special out there, feel free to post it.

Read last week’s Best of the Single Parent Blogosphere here.

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SingleWorkingMommy June 17, 2008 at 10:26 pm

Benjamin and Son sound very similiar. (I suspect it’s because they are close in age and being raised by such great single moms?)

Son says Hi to almost everyone, too, and gives a cute little wave to boot. I HATE when someone doesn’t wave or say hi back. Also, Son also calls lots of different guys “Daddy”–kind of like what you said Benjamin did with your great dane.

I find that interesting.

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single supermama June 17, 2008 at 10:30 pm

Hey, that’s me! Thanks for the shout out, Ms. Single Mama!

I’ve recently subscribed to the feed for the iheartsingleparents “Everyone’s Blog” – http://www.iheartsingleparents.com/profiles/blog/list – and I’m really enjoying lurking along with the random posts-to-the-universe. It makes me feel like I’m involved in a community of single parents in spirit, and a lot of the issues raised have hit home for me in different ways (finances, exes, quiet Friday nights, etc).

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mssinglemama June 18, 2008 at 8:23 am

SWM – I know! The Daddy thing, I have an entire post written about it – coming up soon …

Super mama – you rock. Thanks for the link.

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QTMama June 18, 2008 at 10:19 am

While it’s not single parenting stuff, it is cool Blogosphere stuff:

http://qtmama.wordpress.com/2008/06/17/sin-city-and-the-wonder/

http://onedatewonder.wordpress.com/2008/06/17/leavin-for-las-vegas/

This is a great weekly post!

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Andrea June 18, 2008 at 1:57 pm

Blatant self-promotion it is.

http://www.andreamcdowell.com/Beanie/archives/2008/06/reinvention.html That’s a post I wrote today about the divorce, and coming to terms with my part of it.

I think Frances is lucky in that shei s adorable in that tiny blond girl with huge blue eyes way–so when she says “Hi!” to someone they usually say hi back. It’s not fair, I know, everyone’s kid deserves the same treatment–but I’m glad she gets it because she is crushed when someone doesn’t reciprocate. So I sympathize. ON the other hand–what if someone they loved died just that morning? Or they just lost their jobs? There are a thousand reasons someone might not be able to smile some days and I’ve been in the position a few times where tragedy was bringing my life down around me and some clueless stranger on the street told me to smile.

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Moodz4Modernz June 18, 2008 at 3:58 pm

You’ve read my posts before so I have a feling you will again, and I always believe every post is better than the day before. And the best part: My son is proud of me now.

Goodwill Energies Toward you and y’all…

http://killinmesoftly.wordpress.com/2008/06/18/from-blastocyst-and-beyond/

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mssinglemama June 18, 2008 at 11:43 pm

QTMama- god, I have to catch up.

Andrea – you’re right … after my dad died I couldn’t smile at anyone, thanks for pointing that out.

Moodz – Thanks for the link – you’re awesome.

Thanks for links everyone! Keep them coming …

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Moodz4Modernz June 22, 2008 at 12:42 am

It’s good to be you..! But my thoughts have been steadily on those single moms and even those who are not who have lost their homes or are suffering in the mid west. This is my homage to them…

http://killinmesoftly.wordpress.com/2008/06/20/out-of-the-mouths-of-babes/

We can’t all help fill sand bags, or send money, but we can direct our Goodwill energies their way. Let’s all do that together this week.

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TreeMama June 23, 2008 at 5:38 pm

Shameless self promotion, but I thought this one was pretty good on a whim.

http://methetreesandthegirls.typepad.com/me_the_trees_and_the_girl/2008/06/dont-mess-with.html

I have to say I’ll read everyone on these comments though. I have become quite a blog addict these days and my kids are getting away with more ;-).

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