From the monthly archives:

September 2008

The Best of Ms. Single Mama

September 30, 2008

I have been blogging about being a dating single mom for one year now. This is a recap of all of my best single mom adventures… as they happened. Enjoy and I’ll be back in one week. Until then enjoy being the awesome single mom that you are!

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Single Mom Relaxation 101

September 28, 2008

I’m trying to do it all and it’s catching up with me. Something has to give. Can’t be Benjamin. Can’t be my job. Can’t be my home. Actually, I can’t drop anything. So it seems I need to add something to make everything else easier. Like yoga class for example, or maybe Pilates. But as [...]

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Dating Single Parents: Can it Work?

September 27, 2008

The child of a single parent does not have a “typical” family life. The child of a single parent ultimately sees his parents with different people.

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A dedication…

September 25, 2008

To Morgan (Modern Single Momma) who may soon be moving to Kentucky with her Phenomenal Man in Moseley… she’ll be just three hours away from me! (And yes, I think she’s completely crazy – but what the hell? Sometimes love takes us over. And I have a good feeling about this one.) This is her [...]

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The Mad Conductor

September 24, 2008

I think an intervention may be in order, either that or an exorcism. Benjamin has been possessed by Thomas the Train. Or maybe he’s sold his soul to Sir Topham Hat. Regardless, I don’t see much of him anymore. If he does come downstairs it’s to ask me if he can watch, “Mickey’s Crack House.” [...]

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The Single Mom’s 10 Commandments…

September 23, 2008

Thanks to all of my readers I’ve put together a collection of single mom rules to live by, or as I like to call them the Single Mom 10 Commandments. I hope you find them as useful as I have. This is the first installment. Part 2 of my Single Mom 10 Commandments is coming next month.

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Cabin Fever, Part 3

September 22, 2008

I followed my gut. And my gut was right. It was marvelous. Cabin Man (who deserves another name all together and will now be called Kennedy) knocked the wind out of me. On my long drive through the gorgeous, albeit slightly frightening bible beating countryside, I let my mind wander and threw all of my [...]

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In our beginning…

September 21, 2008

This is an entry into Kristen (Motherhood Uncensored) and Rebecca (Girls Gone Child) Baby Shower Contest. I am a HUGE fan of Rebecca’s blog and her book Rockabye: From Wild to Child. So this is an incredible honor and I couldn’t resist entering. My pregnancy, minus the 80 pounds I’d gained, was perfect. I loved [...]

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Cabin Fever, Part 2

September 19, 2008

An adventure is brewing. I’ve decided to visit the man I met only briefly last weekend. If you missed it, catch up here. My best friend, Mia, has offered – no – has insisted upon watching Benjamin and she’s practically kicking me out the door to go meet him. “Why wouldn’t you?” she asks. “I [...]

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How to Date Online (for the single parent).

September 18, 2008

To avoid an awkward date from hell, put a time limit on the first date from the start. Say something like, “Tuesday will work but I have to be at the gym (insert other excuse here) by 7:00.” And then, if you’re having an amazing time you can change your plans and say, “Oh, I’ll just skip the gym.” If you’re having a horrible time, get the hell out of there and go meet your girlfriends. Another great idea – meet during your lunch break at work – you’ll only have 45 minutes.

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