Bragging rights (thanks to you!)

by mssinglemama on July 4, 2008

Because we’re single parents and we don’t have time to read a million blogs every week I use this post every week to highlight my favorites and let you highlight yours … DON’T BE SHY. Shameless self-promotion is strongly encouraged.

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

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.
Because we’re single parents and we don’t have time to read a million blogs every week I use this post every week to highlight my favorites and let you highlight yours … DON’T BE SHY. Shameless self-promotion is strongly encouraged.

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

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.
Because we’re single parents and we don’t have time to read a million blogs every week I use this post every week to highlight my favorites and let you highlight yours … DON’T BE SHY. Shameless self-promotion is strongly encouraged.

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

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

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

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.
Because we’re single parents and we don’t have time to read a million blogs every week I use this post every week to highlight my favorites and let you highlight yours … DON’T BE SHY. Shameless self-promotion is strongly encouraged.

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

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.
Because we’re single parents and we don’t have time to read a million blogs every week I use this post every week to highlight my favorites and let you highlight yours … DON’T BE SHY. Shameless self-promotion is strongly encouraged.

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

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

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

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.
Because we’re single parents and we don’t have time to read a million blogs every week I use this post every week to highlight my favorites and let you highlight yours … DON’T BE SHY. Shameless self-promotion is strongly encouraged.

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

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

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

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.
For Christmas my little brother bought me a gift certificate for a facial …

I still haven’t used it.

I have one night to myself each week, I usually use it to run errands or go out with friends. I really, really want to get that facial but I just can’t seem to find the time to make it happen. So when I stumbled across the Burts Bees Facial Kit I snapped it up.

The little kit includes everything you need for an at home facial and it’s only $8.95. (I found mine at Half Price Books for $3.95). First the cleanser, next the scrub, then a green mask and to top it off, a mosturizing cream that’s to die for. While the cleanser, cream and mask are just for one time use, the scrub will last for a while. Mine came with a cute little bowl to mix up the scrub and mask.

My face was glowing for days…and the best part is you can do it at home! Just had to pass it on.

If you’ve tried it or have any other beauty tricks or tips, please leave a comment!

More beauty tips:

Because we’re single parents and we don’t have time to read a million blogs every week I use this post every week to highlight my favorites and let you highlight yours … DON’T BE SHY. Shameless self-promotion is strongly encouraged.

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

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.
Because we’re single parents and we don’t have time to read a million blogs every week I use this post every week to highlight my favorites and let you highlight yours … DON’T BE SHY. Shameless self-promotion is strongly encouraged.

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

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

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

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.
Because we’re single parents and we don’t have time to read a million blogs every week I use this post every week to highlight my favorites and let you highlight yours … DON’T BE SHY. Shameless self-promotion is strongly encouraged.

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

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

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

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.
For Christmas my little brother bought me a gift certificate for a facial …

I still haven’t used it.

I have one night to myself each week, I usually use it to run errands or go out with friends. I really, really want to get that facial but I just can’t seem to find the time to make it happen. So when I stumbled across the Burts Bees Facial Kit I snapped it up.

The little kit includes everything you need for an at home facial and it’s only $8.95. (I found mine at Half Price Books for $3.95). First the cleanser, next the scrub, then a green mask and to top it off, a mosturizing cream that’s to die for. While the cleanser, cream and mask are just for one time use, the scrub will last for a while. Mine came with a cute little bowl to mix up the scrub and mask.

My face was glowing for days…and the best part is you can do it at home! Just had to pass it on.

If you’ve tried it or have any other beauty tricks or tips, please leave a comment!

More beauty tips:

Because we’re single parents and we don’t have time to read a million blogs every week I use this post every week to highlight my favorites and let you highlight yours … DON’T BE SHY. Shameless self-promotion is strongly encouraged.

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

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

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

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.
For Christmas my little brother bought me a gift certificate for a facial …

I still haven’t used it.

I have one night to myself each week, I usually use it to run errands or go out with friends. I really, really want to get that facial but I just can’t seem to find the time to make it happen. So when I stumbled across the Burts Bees Facial Kit I snapped it up.

The little kit includes everything you need for an at home facial and it’s only $8.95. (I found mine at Half Price Books for $3.95). First the cleanser, next the scrub, then a green mask and to top it off, a mosturizing cream that’s to die for. While the cleanser, cream and mask are just for one time use, the scrub will last for a while. Mine came with a cute little bowl to mix up the scrub and mask.

My face was glowing for days…and the best part is you can do it at home! Just had to pass it on.

If you’ve tried it or have any other beauty tricks or tips, please leave a comment!

More beauty tips:

I am actually listed right under Dooce on Alltop’s list of the top mom bloggers.

Color me speechless. Dooce, Heather B. Armstrong, is my personal hero. So it’s very surreal to see my name next to hers. If you haven’t checked out Alltop yet – get over there. Could be just a random shuffling order fluke, but I’ll enjoy seeing my name next to hers while I can. Thanks Guy!

Some other exciting news... iHeartSingleParents.com has asked me to lead their Dating & Advice group (note, I’m a dating expert not a relationship expert. Ha!). And Loovya.com, a new online dating site, has asked me to be a feature blogger, check out my posts here.

I still have yet to make a penny off of this blog, largely because I’ve been too lazy to activate my membership with the BlogAd network, which a dear friend and fellow blogger sponsored me to join. I’m just too busy writing, being a mommy and working full-time to get that going but it is definitely on the horizon.

All of this excitement is thanks to you … so my dear readers, I have a little perk to pass your way.Loovya is offering 50 of you a 3 month membership to their site at no charge. Right now the site is free to everyone, but your free 3 months will be good even after they start charging the masses. There aren’t very many members yet, but take advantage of this anyway. Who knows? You might just meet someone. The site kicks ass too, it’s not your average dating site. Think Facebook meets Match. Very refreshing because that’s how it should be. To take advantage of their offer to my readers, click here to register and enter the promotion code “mssinglemama”. 

It’s my little thank you present, because without all of you I would be … well, that’s a scary thought so I just won’t go there. 

And this weekend I’m headed off to San Francisco for a little vacation. Two days of travel and two days of play with Morgan Siler from iHeartSingleParents.com and Jim Everson from DepotDad.com. I’m excited but also nervous as hell because I’m leaving Benjamin. I know … he’ll be fine. But outside of one  four day trip I took in March, we haven’t been apart since he was born 2.3 years ago.

During that mini vacation I missed him the entire time. So he may be fine but I don’t know if I will. I hate being away from him. I guess this weekend’s seperation will be a trial for the big seven day trip to Denmark in August.

When was your last vacation? Did you enjoy it or miss the kids the entire time? Have you even had one?

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Dawn July 4, 2008 at 9:29 am

To be honest…I have not taken a vacation since my daughter was born. I have only done 2 over nights without her..and that is it.

It’s sad…but it is so hard to get someone to watch her overnight. Grandma always gives me a guilt trip..since we live with her…I think she wants a break too.

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littlemansmom July 4, 2008 at 9:59 am

I have to assume you mean without the kids because littleman almost ALWAYS goes on vacation with me! LOL….but the last time I had a few overnights away without him must have been about 3 years ago. I went away to lie on the beaches of Cuba with my sister….so relaxing….

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Dan July 4, 2008 at 12:04 pm

pretty awesome there, Ms.

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osolomama July 4, 2008 at 10:25 pm

You rock. And hey, the era of the expert is over. You’re the expert.

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Noriko February 3, 2015 at 8:40 am

emailingDoes anyone know of any that are hinrig for online jobs like or chatting members?Im looking for an online that needs people to get paid to reply to members by email. I know about mate1, but had no luck and Im in search of any other dating sites that do this, pay you to reply to emails. Thanks and hope you can help.

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capitalcitymama July 5, 2008 at 11:36 am

Very exciting news!

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Tapash February 4, 2015 at 5:54 am

Am a Aquarius and your not the only one is not that we can not find soomene is that we can not find soomene for us we are dedicated contrary to what people say that we are detached we care so much we will like to keep our options open before we commit..first you have to know the real meaning of intimacy and a commitment do not confuse mental compatibility with relationship potential keep in mind the person love nature,chemistry,and also you have to not wander off when things get ugly you have to not be afraid of intimacy be a mature Aquarius and be sensitive to others feelings .need to be genuine..Hope I helped.

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randomesq July 6, 2008 at 10:35 am

Very exciting! You’re becoming a blogging-household-name!

Can’t wait to hear more about your trip.

-R.

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Color Me Speechless July 6, 2008 at 12:16 pm

Let me guess – Dooce is your personal hero because she makes half a million dollars a year off her blog. I can think of better things to idolize, but whatever.

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