Single Mom Beauty Tip: Your Smile

by mssinglemama on September 6, 2008

 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve ever been with a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve ever been with a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve ever been with a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve ever been with a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. Cancer sucks. So does the lump in my throat. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve ever been with a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. Cancer sucks. So does the lump in my throat. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. Cancer sucks. So does the lump in my throat. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve ever been with a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. Cancer sucks. So does the lump in my throat. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. Cancer sucks. So does the lump in my throat. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve ever been with a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. Cancer sucks. So does the lump in my throat. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. Cancer sucks. So does the lump in my throat. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve ever been with a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. Cancer sucks. So does the lump in my throat. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. Cancer sucks. So does the lump in my throat. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.

I couldn’t help it.  I had to make this t-shirt.

Buy yours here. Mine is on the way.

I found the t-shirts they’re printed on in the clearance bin so they’re only $11.90 + $4.99 shipping & handling. It’s available in pink, black and white but because they’re on clearance I’m not sure how long they’ll last. This one will just be an addition to my growing collection of single parent t-shirts (thanks to Morgan and Clare at iHeartSingleParents.com).

I wore mine to the Barack Obama rally on Saturday.

Benjamin woke up as soon as the line started moving.

Six hours, one long line, an ice cream cone and three hot secret service men later we found ourselves just 20 or 30 feet away from Obama…

But Benjamin didn’t seem to care. So he found a place to hide and another form of entertainment…

A sweet man next to us gave Benjamin his first Obama pin.

It was hard to take pictures. We only had about one square foot of space to move… but we made it.

Three people in the crowd fainted from the heat. Obama saw one of them drop, stopped his speech and threw him his own water bottle.

And after it was over the father in front of us, there with his three children and wife, looked at us and said, “I was a single father once too, for years. I know what it’s like. Keep it up. Your children (Benjamin and his friend Sydney) are great kids.” He had tears in his eyes, from watching this speech with his own children and from seeing ours – so young and there to witness this shift in our history.

It really was beyond words.

Obama may just be an eloquent speaker but the spirit in that crowd – that’s exactly what this country needs right now. Hope for something greater. That we can leave this country better than we found it… for the next generation.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve ever been with a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. Cancer sucks. So does the lump in my throat. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. Cancer sucks. So does the lump in my throat. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.

I couldn’t help it.  I had to make this t-shirt.

Buy yours here. Mine is on the way.

I found the t-shirts they’re printed on in the clearance bin so they’re only $11.90 + $4.99 shipping & handling. It’s available in pink, black and white but because they’re on clearance I’m not sure how long they’ll last. This one will just be an addition to my growing collection of single parent t-shirts (thanks to Morgan and Clare at iHeartSingleParents.com).

I wore mine to the Barack Obama rally on Saturday.

Benjamin woke up as soon as the line started moving.

Six hours, one long line, an ice cream cone and three hot secret service men later we found ourselves just 20 or 30 feet away from Obama…

But Benjamin didn’t seem to care. So he found a place to hide and another form of entertainment…

A sweet man next to us gave Benjamin his first Obama pin.

It was hard to take pictures. We only had about one square foot of space to move… but we made it.

Three people in the crowd fainted from the heat. Obama saw one of them drop, stopped his speech and threw him his own water bottle.

And after it was over the father in front of us, there with his three children and wife, looked at us and said, “I was a single father once too, for years. I know what it’s like. Keep it up. Your children (Benjamin and his friend Sydney) are great kids.” He had tears in his eyes, from watching this speech with his own children and from seeing ours – so young and there to witness this shift in our history.

It really was beyond words.

Obama may just be an eloquent speaker but the spirit in that crowd – that’s exactly what this country needs right now. Hope for something greater. That we can leave this country better than we found it… for the next generation.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.

I couldn’t help it.  I had to make this t-shirt.

Buy yours here. Mine is on the way.

I found the t-shirts they’re printed on in the clearance bin so they’re only $11.90 + $4.99 shipping & handling. It’s available in pink, black and white but because they’re on clearance I’m not sure how long they’ll last. This one will just be an addition to my growing collection of single parent t-shirts (thanks to Morgan and Clare at iHeartSingleParents.com).

I wore mine to the Barack Obama rally on Saturday.

Benjamin woke up as soon as the line started moving.

Six hours, one long line, an ice cream cone and three hot secret service men later we found ourselves just 20 or 30 feet away from Obama…

But Benjamin didn’t seem to care. So he found a place to hide and another form of entertainment…

A sweet man next to us gave Benjamin his first Obama pin.

It was hard to take pictures. We only had about one square foot of space to move… but we made it.

Three people in the crowd fainted from the heat. Obama saw one of them drop, stopped his speech and threw him his own water bottle.

And after it was over the father in front of us, there with his three children and wife, looked at us and said, “I was a single father once too, for years. I know what it’s like. Keep it up. Your children (Benjamin and his friend Sydney) are great kids.” He had tears in his eyes, from watching this speech with his own children and from seeing ours – so young and there to witness this shift in our history.

It really was beyond words.

Obama may just be an eloquent speaker but the spirit in that crowd – that’s exactly what this country needs right now. Hope for something greater. That we can leave this country better than we found it… for the next generation.
This summer I did something I’ve never done before… I planted six teeny tiny tomato plants.

I’m not a gardner. So this, as you can imagine, was quite an accomplishment.

I watered them, staked them and then the yellow flowers showed up, then the green tomatoes. And Benjamin, like any 2.4 year old would be, has been enthralled by the tomatoes. He tries to pick them, talks to them, smells them. We’ve been patiently waiting for them to turn red.

This morning we headed to the Farmer’s Market to buy some red tomatoes and then I found 12 sunflowers for $10.00! And who says money can’t buy happiness. The flowers were the perfect touch to our magnificent morning. No major messy disasters, just Benjamin and I full of energy – cleaning, playing, dancing. When we got home we both went about our business.

Me in the kitchen arranging the flowers… and Benjamin outside with his little bicycle and the tomatoes.

But while I was doing this …

he was doing this…

As you can see … some of those tomatoes have been in there for a while. He was collecting them quietly and discreetly, hiding them in the trunk of his Radio Flyer. But today, it was an all out tomato attack, he couldn’t wait any longer.

The massacre ended when Benjamin popped up to the screen door, “Mommy! I got Matos.” Then he dashed away.

“Tomatoes. You have toma— OH NOOOOOO.” I ran outside, and then I saw them. Some were strewn on the sidewalk, the others were in his hands and the rest – in the trunk. I’m over it. And it was so damn cute…worth the story. It also reminded me to write about something I’ve been meaning to get to …

We are single moms. We can’t keep our eyes on our kids every single minute. Not like any mom really can, but I think, because we don’t have two parents around – our kids have more freedom to reap mayhem when the opportunity presents itself. (I think this is a plus – Benjamin is an incredibly independent kid). But the casualties, like an entire crop of garden tomatoes, can be a bit painful.

Do you have any single mom casualty stories? Have things been lost, destroyed or taken advantage of when you’re busy doing something else?

P.S. Benjamin has been THE most amazing little guy lately. No more tantrums. So courteous, so funny … and so damn happy. My little tomato is turning out just fine and I couldn’t be happier. Now if I could just grow eyes in the back of my head, my real tomatoes might be fine too.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve ever been with a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. Cancer sucks. So does the lump in my throat. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. Cancer sucks. So does the lump in my throat. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.

I couldn’t help it.  I had to make this t-shirt.

Buy yours here. Mine is on the way.

I found the t-shirts they’re printed on in the clearance bin so they’re only $11.90 + $4.99 shipping & handling. It’s available in pink, black and white but because they’re on clearance I’m not sure how long they’ll last. This one will just be an addition to my growing collection of single parent t-shirts (thanks to Morgan and Clare at iHeartSingleParents.com).

I wore mine to the Barack Obama rally on Saturday.

Benjamin woke up as soon as the line started moving.

Six hours, one long line, an ice cream cone and three hot secret service men later we found ourselves just 20 or 30 feet away from Obama…

But Benjamin didn’t seem to care. So he found a place to hide and another form of entertainment…

A sweet man next to us gave Benjamin his first Obama pin.

It was hard to take pictures. We only had about one square foot of space to move… but we made it.

Three people in the crowd fainted from the heat. Obama saw one of them drop, stopped his speech and threw him his own water bottle.

And after it was over the father in front of us, there with his three children and wife, looked at us and said, “I was a single father once too, for years. I know what it’s like. Keep it up. Your children (Benjamin and his friend Sydney) are great kids.” He had tears in his eyes, from watching this speech with his own children and from seeing ours – so young and there to witness this shift in our history.

It really was beyond words.

Obama may just be an eloquent speaker but the spirit in that crowd – that’s exactly what this country needs right now. Hope for something greater. That we can leave this country better than we found it… for the next generation.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.

I couldn’t help it.  I had to make this t-shirt.

Buy yours here. Mine is on the way.

I found the t-shirts they’re printed on in the clearance bin so they’re only $11.90 + $4.99 shipping & handling. It’s available in pink, black and white but because they’re on clearance I’m not sure how long they’ll last. This one will just be an addition to my growing collection of single parent t-shirts (thanks to Morgan and Clare at iHeartSingleParents.com).

I wore mine to the Barack Obama rally on Saturday.

Benjamin woke up as soon as the line started moving.

Six hours, one long line, an ice cream cone and three hot secret service men later we found ourselves just 20 or 30 feet away from Obama…

But Benjamin didn’t seem to care. So he found a place to hide and another form of entertainment…

A sweet man next to us gave Benjamin his first Obama pin.

It was hard to take pictures. We only had about one square foot of space to move… but we made it.

Three people in the crowd fainted from the heat. Obama saw one of them drop, stopped his speech and threw him his own water bottle.

And after it was over the father in front of us, there with his three children and wife, looked at us and said, “I was a single father once too, for years. I know what it’s like. Keep it up. Your children (Benjamin and his friend Sydney) are great kids.” He had tears in his eyes, from watching this speech with his own children and from seeing ours – so young and there to witness this shift in our history.

It really was beyond words.

Obama may just be an eloquent speaker but the spirit in that crowd – that’s exactly what this country needs right now. Hope for something greater. That we can leave this country better than we found it… for the next generation.
This summer I did something I’ve never done before… I planted six teeny tiny tomato plants.

I’m not a gardner. So this, as you can imagine, was quite an accomplishment.

I watered them, staked them and then the yellow flowers showed up, then the green tomatoes. And Benjamin, like any 2.4 year old would be, has been enthralled by the tomatoes. He tries to pick them, talks to them, smells them. We’ve been patiently waiting for them to turn red.

This morning we headed to the Farmer’s Market to buy some red tomatoes and then I found 12 sunflowers for $10.00! And who says money can’t buy happiness. The flowers were the perfect touch to our magnificent morning. No major messy disasters, just Benjamin and I full of energy – cleaning, playing, dancing. When we got home we both went about our business.

Me in the kitchen arranging the flowers… and Benjamin outside with his little bicycle and the tomatoes.

But while I was doing this …

he was doing this…

As you can see … some of those tomatoes have been in there for a while. He was collecting them quietly and discreetly, hiding them in the trunk of his Radio Flyer. But today, it was an all out tomato attack, he couldn’t wait any longer.

The massacre ended when Benjamin popped up to the screen door, “Mommy! I got Matos.” Then he dashed away.

“Tomatoes. You have toma— OH NOOOOOO.” I ran outside, and then I saw them. Some were strewn on the sidewalk, the others were in his hands and the rest – in the trunk. I’m over it. And it was so damn cute…worth the story. It also reminded me to write about something I’ve been meaning to get to …

We are single moms. We can’t keep our eyes on our kids every single minute. Not like any mom really can, but I think, because we don’t have two parents around – our kids have more freedom to reap mayhem when the opportunity presents itself. (I think this is a plus – Benjamin is an incredibly independent kid). But the casualties, like an entire crop of garden tomatoes, can be a bit painful.

Do you have any single mom casualty stories? Have things been lost, destroyed or taken advantage of when you’re busy doing something else?

P.S. Benjamin has been THE most amazing little guy lately. No more tantrums. So courteous, so funny … and so damn happy. My little tomato is turning out just fine and I couldn’t be happier. Now if I could just grow eyes in the back of my head, my real tomatoes might be fine too.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.

I couldn’t help it.  I had to make this t-shirt.

Buy yours here. Mine is on the way.

I found the t-shirts they’re printed on in the clearance bin so they’re only $11.90 + $4.99 shipping & handling. It’s available in pink, black and white but because they’re on clearance I’m not sure how long they’ll last. This one will just be an addition to my growing collection of single parent t-shirts (thanks to Morgan and Clare at iHeartSingleParents.com).

I wore mine to the Barack Obama rally on Saturday.

Benjamin woke up as soon as the line started moving.

Six hours, one long line, an ice cream cone and three hot secret service men later we found ourselves just 20 or 30 feet away from Obama…

But Benjamin didn’t seem to care. So he found a place to hide and another form of entertainment…

A sweet man next to us gave Benjamin his first Obama pin.

It was hard to take pictures. We only had about one square foot of space to move… but we made it.

Three people in the crowd fainted from the heat. Obama saw one of them drop, stopped his speech and threw him his own water bottle.

And after it was over the father in front of us, there with his three children and wife, looked at us and said, “I was a single father once too, for years. I know what it’s like. Keep it up. Your children (Benjamin and his friend Sydney) are great kids.” He had tears in his eyes, from watching this speech with his own children and from seeing ours – so young and there to witness this shift in our history.

It really was beyond words.

Obama may just be an eloquent speaker but the spirit in that crowd – that’s exactly what this country needs right now. Hope for something greater. That we can leave this country better than we found it… for the next generation.
This summer I did something I’ve never done before… I planted six teeny tiny tomato plants.

I’m not a gardner. So this, as you can imagine, was quite an accomplishment.

I watered them, staked them and then the yellow flowers showed up, then the green tomatoes. And Benjamin, like any 2.4 year old would be, has been enthralled by the tomatoes. He tries to pick them, talks to them, smells them. We’ve been patiently waiting for them to turn red.

This morning we headed to the Farmer’s Market to buy some red tomatoes and then I found 12 sunflowers for $10.00! And who says money can’t buy happiness. The flowers were the perfect touch to our magnificent morning. No major messy disasters, just Benjamin and I full of energy – cleaning, playing, dancing. When we got home we both went about our business.

Me in the kitchen arranging the flowers… and Benjamin outside with his little bicycle and the tomatoes.

But while I was doing this …

he was doing this…

As you can see … some of those tomatoes have been in there for a while. He was collecting them quietly and discreetly, hiding them in the trunk of his Radio Flyer. But today, it was an all out tomato attack, he couldn’t wait any longer.

The massacre ended when Benjamin popped up to the screen door, “Mommy! I got Matos.” Then he dashed away.

“Tomatoes. You have toma— OH NOOOOOO.” I ran outside, and then I saw them. Some were strewn on the sidewalk, the others were in his hands and the rest – in the trunk. I’m over it. And it was so damn cute…worth the story. It also reminded me to write about something I’ve been meaning to get to …

We are single moms. We can’t keep our eyes on our kids every single minute. Not like any mom really can, but I think, because we don’t have two parents around – our kids have more freedom to reap mayhem when the opportunity presents itself. (I think this is a plus – Benjamin is an incredibly independent kid). But the casualties, like an entire crop of garden tomatoes, can be a bit painful.

Do you have any single mom casualty stories? Have things been lost, destroyed or taken advantage of when you’re busy doing something else?

P.S. Benjamin has been THE most amazing little guy lately. No more tantrums. So courteous, so funny … and so damn happy. My little tomato is turning out just fine and I couldn’t be happier. Now if I could just grow eyes in the back of my head, my real tomatoes might be fine too.
This summer I did something I’ve never done before… I planted six teeny tiny tomato plants.

I’m not a gardner. So this, as you can imagine, was quite an accomplishment.

I watered them, staked them and then the yellow flowers showed up, then the green tomatoes. And Benjamin, like any 2.4 year old would be, has been enthralled by the tomatoes. He tries to pick them, talks to them, smells them. We’ve been patiently waiting for them to turn red.

This morning we headed to the Farmer’s Market to buy some red tomatoes and then I found 12 sunflowers for $10.00! And who says money can’t buy happiness. The flowers were the perfect touch to our magnificent morning. No major messy disasters, just Benjamin and I full of energy – cleaning, playing, dancing. When we got home we both went about our business.

Me in the kitchen arranging the flowers… and Benjamin outside with his little bicycle and the tomatoes.

But while I was doing this …

he was doing this…

As you can see … some of those tomatoes have been in there for a while. He was collecting them quietly and discreetly, hiding them in the trunk of his Radio Flyer. But today, it was an all out tomato attack, he couldn’t wait any longer.

The massacre ended when Benjamin popped up to the screen door, “Mommy! I got Matos.” Then he dashed away.

Tomatoes. You have toma— OH NOOOOOO.” I ran outside, and then I saw them. Some were strewn on the sidewalk, the others were in his hands and the rest – in the trunk. I’m over it. And it was so damn cute…worth the story. It also reminded me to write about something I’ve been meaning to get to …

We are single moms. We can’t keep our eyes on our kids every single minute. Not like any mom really can, but I think, because we don’t have two parents around – our kids have more freedom to reap mayhem when the opportunity presents itself. (I think this is a plus – Benjamin is an incredibly independent kid). But the casualties, like an entire crop of garden tomatoes, can be a bit painful.

Do you have any single mom casualty stories? Have things been lost, destroyed or taken advantage of when you’re busy doing something else?

P.S. Benjamin has been THE most amazing little guy lately. No more tantrums. So courteous, so funny … and so damn happy. My little tomato is turning out just fine and I couldn’t be happier. Now if I could just grow eyes in the back of my head, my real tomatoes might be fine too.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve ever been with a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. Cancer sucks. So does the lump in my throat. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. Cancer sucks. So does the lump in my throat. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.

I couldn’t help it.  I had to make this t-shirt.

Buy yours here. Mine is on the way.

I found the t-shirts they’re printed on in the clearance bin so they’re only $11.90 + $4.99 shipping & handling. It’s available in pink, black and white but because they’re on clearance I’m not sure how long they’ll last. This one will just be an addition to my growing collection of single parent t-shirts (thanks to Morgan and Clare at iHeartSingleParents.com).

I wore mine to the Barack Obama rally on Saturday.

Benjamin woke up as soon as the line started moving.

Six hours, one long line, an ice cream cone and three hot secret service men later we found ourselves just 20 or 30 feet away from Obama…

But Benjamin didn’t seem to care. So he found a place to hide and another form of entertainment…

A sweet man next to us gave Benjamin his first Obama pin.

It was hard to take pictures. We only had about one square foot of space to move… but we made it.

Three people in the crowd fainted from the heat. Obama saw one of them drop, stopped his speech and threw him his own water bottle.

And after it was over the father in front of us, there with his three children and wife, looked at us and said, “I was a single father once too, for years. I know what it’s like. Keep it up. Your children (Benjamin and his friend Sydney) are great kids.” He had tears in his eyes, from watching this speech with his own children and from seeing ours – so young and there to witness this shift in our history.

It really was beyond words.

Obama may just be an eloquent speaker but the spirit in that crowd – that’s exactly what this country needs right now. Hope for something greater. That we can leave this country better than we found it… for the next generation.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.

I couldn’t help it.  I had to make this t-shirt.

Buy yours here. Mine is on the way.

I found the t-shirts they’re printed on in the clearance bin so they’re only $11.90 + $4.99 shipping & handling. It’s available in pink, black and white but because they’re on clearance I’m not sure how long they’ll last. This one will just be an addition to my growing collection of single parent t-shirts (thanks to Morgan and Clare at iHeartSingleParents.com).

I wore mine to the Barack Obama rally on Saturday.

Benjamin woke up as soon as the line started moving.

Six hours, one long line, an ice cream cone and three hot secret service men later we found ourselves just 20 or 30 feet away from Obama…

But Benjamin didn’t seem to care. So he found a place to hide and another form of entertainment…

A sweet man next to us gave Benjamin his first Obama pin.

It was hard to take pictures. We only had about one square foot of space to move… but we made it.

Three people in the crowd fainted from the heat. Obama saw one of them drop, stopped his speech and threw him his own water bottle.

And after it was over the father in front of us, there with his three children and wife, looked at us and said, “I was a single father once too, for years. I know what it’s like. Keep it up. Your children (Benjamin and his friend Sydney) are great kids.” He had tears in his eyes, from watching this speech with his own children and from seeing ours – so young and there to witness this shift in our history.

It really was beyond words.

Obama may just be an eloquent speaker but the spirit in that crowd – that’s exactly what this country needs right now. Hope for something greater. That we can leave this country better than we found it… for the next generation.
This summer I did something I’ve never done before… I planted six teeny tiny tomato plants.

I’m not a gardner. So this, as you can imagine, was quite an accomplishment.

I watered them, staked them and then the yellow flowers showed up, then the green tomatoes. And Benjamin, like any 2.4 year old would be, has been enthralled by the tomatoes. He tries to pick them, talks to them, smells them. We’ve been patiently waiting for them to turn red.

This morning we headed to the Farmer’s Market to buy some red tomatoes and then I found 12 sunflowers for $10.00! And who says money can’t buy happiness. The flowers were the perfect touch to our magnificent morning. No major messy disasters, just Benjamin and I full of energy – cleaning, playing, dancing. When we got home we both went about our business.

Me in the kitchen arranging the flowers… and Benjamin outside with his little bicycle and the tomatoes.

But while I was doing this …

he was doing this…

As you can see … some of those tomatoes have been in there for a while. He was collecting them quietly and discreetly, hiding them in the trunk of his Radio Flyer. But today, it was an all out tomato attack, he couldn’t wait any longer.

The massacre ended when Benjamin popped up to the screen door, “Mommy! I got Matos.” Then he dashed away.

“Tomatoes. You have toma— OH NOOOOOO.” I ran outside, and then I saw them. Some were strewn on the sidewalk, the others were in his hands and the rest – in the trunk. I’m over it. And it was so damn cute…worth the story. It also reminded me to write about something I’ve been meaning to get to …

We are single moms. We can’t keep our eyes on our kids every single minute. Not like any mom really can, but I think, because we don’t have two parents around – our kids have more freedom to reap mayhem when the opportunity presents itself. (I think this is a plus – Benjamin is an incredibly independent kid). But the casualties, like an entire crop of garden tomatoes, can be a bit painful.

Do you have any single mom casualty stories? Have things been lost, destroyed or taken advantage of when you’re busy doing something else?

P.S. Benjamin has been THE most amazing little guy lately. No more tantrums. So courteous, so funny … and so damn happy. My little tomato is turning out just fine and I couldn’t be happier. Now if I could just grow eyes in the back of my head, my real tomatoes might be fine too.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.

I couldn’t help it.  I had to make this t-shirt.

Buy yours here. Mine is on the way.

I found the t-shirts they’re printed on in the clearance bin so they’re only $11.90 + $4.99 shipping & handling. It’s available in pink, black and white but because they’re on clearance I’m not sure how long they’ll last. This one will just be an addition to my growing collection of single parent t-shirts (thanks to Morgan and Clare at iHeartSingleParents.com).

I wore mine to the Barack Obama rally on Saturday.

Benjamin woke up as soon as the line started moving.

Six hours, one long line, an ice cream cone and three hot secret service men later we found ourselves just 20 or 30 feet away from Obama…

But Benjamin didn’t seem to care. So he found a place to hide and another form of entertainment…

A sweet man next to us gave Benjamin his first Obama pin.

It was hard to take pictures. We only had about one square foot of space to move… but we made it.

Three people in the crowd fainted from the heat. Obama saw one of them drop, stopped his speech and threw him his own water bottle.

And after it was over the father in front of us, there with his three children and wife, looked at us and said, “I was a single father once too, for years. I know what it’s like. Keep it up. Your children (Benjamin and his friend Sydney) are great kids.” He had tears in his eyes, from watching this speech with his own children and from seeing ours – so young and there to witness this shift in our history.

It really was beyond words.

Obama may just be an eloquent speaker but the spirit in that crowd – that’s exactly what this country needs right now. Hope for something greater. That we can leave this country better than we found it… for the next generation.
This summer I did something I’ve never done before… I planted six teeny tiny tomato plants.

I’m not a gardner. So this, as you can imagine, was quite an accomplishment.

I watered them, staked them and then the yellow flowers showed up, then the green tomatoes. And Benjamin, like any 2.4 year old would be, has been enthralled by the tomatoes. He tries to pick them, talks to them, smells them. We’ve been patiently waiting for them to turn red.

This morning we headed to the Farmer’s Market to buy some red tomatoes and then I found 12 sunflowers for $10.00! And who says money can’t buy happiness. The flowers were the perfect touch to our magnificent morning. No major messy disasters, just Benjamin and I full of energy – cleaning, playing, dancing. When we got home we both went about our business.

Me in the kitchen arranging the flowers… and Benjamin outside with his little bicycle and the tomatoes.

But while I was doing this …

he was doing this…

As you can see … some of those tomatoes have been in there for a while. He was collecting them quietly and discreetly, hiding them in the trunk of his Radio Flyer. But today, it was an all out tomato attack, he couldn’t wait any longer.

The massacre ended when Benjamin popped up to the screen door, “Mommy! I got Matos.” Then he dashed away.

“Tomatoes. You have toma— OH NOOOOOO.” I ran outside, and then I saw them. Some were strewn on the sidewalk, the others were in his hands and the rest – in the trunk. I’m over it. And it was so damn cute…worth the story. It also reminded me to write about something I’ve been meaning to get to …

We are single moms. We can’t keep our eyes on our kids every single minute. Not like any mom really can, but I think, because we don’t have two parents around – our kids have more freedom to reap mayhem when the opportunity presents itself. (I think this is a plus – Benjamin is an incredibly independent kid). But the casualties, like an entire crop of garden tomatoes, can be a bit painful.

Do you have any single mom casualty stories? Have things been lost, destroyed or taken advantage of when you’re busy doing something else?

P.S. Benjamin has been THE most amazing little guy lately. No more tantrums. So courteous, so funny … and so damn happy. My little tomato is turning out just fine and I couldn’t be happier. Now if I could just grow eyes in the back of my head, my real tomatoes might be fine too.
This summer I did something I’ve never done before… I planted six teeny tiny tomato plants.

I’m not a gardner. So this, as you can imagine, was quite an accomplishment.

I watered them, staked them and then the yellow flowers showed up, then the green tomatoes. And Benjamin, like any 2.4 year old would be, has been enthralled by the tomatoes. He tries to pick them, talks to them, smells them. We’ve been patiently waiting for them to turn red.

This morning we headed to the Farmer’s Market to buy some red tomatoes and then I found 12 sunflowers for $10.00! And who says money can’t buy happiness. The flowers were the perfect touch to our magnificent morning. No major messy disasters, just Benjamin and I full of energy – cleaning, playing, dancing. When we got home we both went about our business.

Me in the kitchen arranging the flowers… and Benjamin outside with his little bicycle and the tomatoes.

But while I was doing this …

he was doing this…

As you can see … some of those tomatoes have been in there for a while. He was collecting them quietly and discreetly, hiding them in the trunk of his Radio Flyer. But today, it was an all out tomato attack, he couldn’t wait any longer.

The massacre ended when Benjamin popped up to the screen door, “Mommy! I got Matos.” Then he dashed away.

Tomatoes. You have toma— OH NOOOOOO.” I ran outside, and then I saw them. Some were strewn on the sidewalk, the others were in his hands and the rest – in the trunk. I’m over it. And it was so damn cute…worth the story. It also reminded me to write about something I’ve been meaning to get to …

We are single moms. We can’t keep our eyes on our kids every single minute. Not like any mom really can, but I think, because we don’t have two parents around – our kids have more freedom to reap mayhem when the opportunity presents itself. (I think this is a plus – Benjamin is an incredibly independent kid). But the casualties, like an entire crop of garden tomatoes, can be a bit painful.

Do you have any single mom casualty stories? Have things been lost, destroyed or taken advantage of when you’re busy doing something else?

P.S. Benjamin has been THE most amazing little guy lately. No more tantrums. So courteous, so funny … and so damn happy. My little tomato is turning out just fine and I couldn’t be happier. Now if I could just grow eyes in the back of my head, my real tomatoes might be fine too.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.

I couldn’t help it.  I had to make this t-shirt.

Buy yours here. Mine is on the way.

I found the t-shirts they’re printed on in the clearance bin so they’re only $11.90 + $4.99 shipping & handling. It’s available in pink, black and white but because they’re on clearance I’m not sure how long they’ll last. This one will just be an addition to my growing collection of single parent t-shirts (thanks to Morgan and Clare at iHeartSingleParents.com).

I wore mine to the Barack Obama rally on Saturday.

Benjamin woke up as soon as the line started moving.

Six hours, one long line, an ice cream cone and three hot secret service men later we found ourselves just 20 or 30 feet away from Obama…

But Benjamin didn’t seem to care. So he found a place to hide and another form of entertainment…

A sweet man next to us gave Benjamin his first Obama pin.

It was hard to take pictures. We only had about one square foot of space to move… but we made it.

Three people in the crowd fainted from the heat. Obama saw one of them drop, stopped his speech and threw him his own water bottle.

And after it was over the father in front of us, there with his three children and wife, looked at us and said, “I was a single father once too, for years. I know what it’s like. Keep it up. Your children (Benjamin and his friend Sydney) are great kids.” He had tears in his eyes, from watching this speech with his own children and from seeing ours – so young and there to witness this shift in our history.

It really was beyond words.

Obama may just be an eloquent speaker but the spirit in that crowd – that’s exactly what this country needs right now. Hope for something greater. That we can leave this country better than we found it… for the next generation.
This summer I did something I’ve never done before… I planted six teeny tiny tomato plants.

I’m not a gardner. So this, as you can imagine, was quite an accomplishment.

I watered them, staked them and then the yellow flowers showed up, then the green tomatoes. And Benjamin, like any 2.4 year old would be, has been enthralled by the tomatoes. He tries to pick them, talks to them, smells them. We’ve been patiently waiting for them to turn red.

This morning we headed to the Farmer’s Market to buy some red tomatoes and then I found 12 sunflowers for $10.00! And who says money can’t buy happiness. The flowers were the perfect touch to our magnificent morning. No major messy disasters, just Benjamin and I full of energy – cleaning, playing, dancing. When we got home we both went about our business.

Me in the kitchen arranging the flowers… and Benjamin outside with his little bicycle and the tomatoes.

But while I was doing this …

he was doing this…

As you can see … some of those tomatoes have been in there for a while. He was collecting them quietly and discreetly, hiding them in the trunk of his Radio Flyer. But today, it was an all out tomato attack, he couldn’t wait any longer.

The massacre ended when Benjamin popped up to the screen door, “Mommy! I got Matos.” Then he dashed away.

“Tomatoes. You have toma— OH NOOOOOO.” I ran outside, and then I saw them. Some were strewn on the sidewalk, the others were in his hands and the rest – in the trunk. I’m over it. And it was so damn cute…worth the story. It also reminded me to write about something I’ve been meaning to get to …

We are single moms. We can’t keep our eyes on our kids every single minute. Not like any mom really can, but I think, because we don’t have two parents around – our kids have more freedom to reap mayhem when the opportunity presents itself. (I think this is a plus – Benjamin is an incredibly independent kid). But the casualties, like an entire crop of garden tomatoes, can be a bit painful.

Do you have any single mom casualty stories? Have things been lost, destroyed or taken advantage of when you’re busy doing something else?

P.S. Benjamin has been THE most amazing little guy lately. No more tantrums. So courteous, so funny … and so damn happy. My little tomato is turning out just fine and I couldn’t be happier. Now if I could just grow eyes in the back of my head, my real tomatoes might be fine too.
This summer I did something I’ve never done before… I planted six teeny tiny tomato plants.

I’m not a gardner. So this, as you can imagine, was quite an accomplishment.

I watered them, staked them and then the yellow flowers showed up, then the green tomatoes. And Benjamin, like any 2.4 year old would be, has been enthralled by the tomatoes. He tries to pick them, talks to them, smells them. We’ve been patiently waiting for them to turn red.

This morning we headed to the Farmer’s Market to buy some red tomatoes and then I found 12 sunflowers for $10.00! And who says money can’t buy happiness. The flowers were the perfect touch to our magnificent morning. No major messy disasters, just Benjamin and I full of energy – cleaning, playing, dancing. When we got home we both went about our business.

Me in the kitchen arranging the flowers… and Benjamin outside with his little bicycle and the tomatoes.

But while I was doing this …

he was doing this…

As you can see … some of those tomatoes have been in there for a while. He was collecting them quietly and discreetly, hiding them in the trunk of his Radio Flyer. But today, it was an all out tomato attack, he couldn’t wait any longer.

The massacre ended when Benjamin popped up to the screen door, “Mommy! I got Matos.” Then he dashed away.

Tomatoes. You have toma— OH NOOOOOO.” I ran outside, and then I saw them. Some were strewn on the sidewalk, the others were in his hands and the rest – in the trunk. I’m over it. And it was so damn cute…worth the story. It also reminded me to write about something I’ve been meaning to get to …

We are single moms. We can’t keep our eyes on our kids every single minute. Not like any mom really can, but I think, because we don’t have two parents around – our kids have more freedom to reap mayhem when the opportunity presents itself. (I think this is a plus – Benjamin is an incredibly independent kid). But the casualties, like an entire crop of garden tomatoes, can be a bit painful.

Do you have any single mom casualty stories? Have things been lost, destroyed or taken advantage of when you’re busy doing something else?

P.S. Benjamin has been THE most amazing little guy lately. No more tantrums. So courteous, so funny … and so damn happy. My little tomato is turning out just fine and I couldn’t be happier. Now if I could just grow eyes in the back of my head, my real tomatoes might be fine too.
This summer I did something I’ve never done before… I planted six teeny tiny tomato plants.

I’m not a gardner. So this, as you can imagine, was quite an accomplishment.

I watered them, staked them and then the yellow flowers showed up, then the green tomatoes. And Benjamin, like any 2.4 year old would be, has been enthralled by the tomatoes. He tries to pick them, talks to them, smells them. We’ve been patiently waiting for them to turn red.

This morning we headed to the Farmer’s Market to buy some red tomatoes and then I found 12 sunflowers for $10.00! And who says money can’t buy happiness. The flowers were the perfect touch to our magnificent morning. No major messy disasters, just Benjamin and I full of energy – cleaning, playing, dancing. When we got home we both went about our business.

Me in the kitchen arranging the flowers… and Benjamin outside with his little bicycle and the tomatoes.

But while I was doing this …

he was doing this…

As you can see … some of those tomatoes have been in there for a while. He was collecting them quietly and discreetly, hiding them in the trunk of his Radio Flyer. But today, it was an all out tomato attack, he couldn’t wait any longer.

The massacre ended when Benjamin popped up to the screen door, “Mommy! I got Matos.” Then he dashed away.

Tomatoes. You have toma— OH NOOOOOO.” I ran outside, and then I saw them. Some were strewn on the sidewalk, the others were in his hands and the rest – in the trunk. I’m over it. And it was so damn cute…worth the story. It also reminded me to write about something I’ve been meaning to get to …

We are single moms. We can’t keep our eyes on our kids every single minute. Not like any mom really can, but I think, because we don’t have two parents around – our kids have more freedom to reap mayhem when the opportunity presents itself. (I think this is a plus – Benjamin is an incredibly independent kid). But the casualties, like an entire crop of garden tomatoes, can be a bit painful.

Do you have any single mom casualty stories? Have things been lost, destroyed or taken advantage of when you’re busy doing something else?

P.S. Benjamin has been THE most amazing little guy lately. No more tantrums. So courteous, so funny … and so damn happy. My little tomato is turning out just fine and I couldn’t be happier. Now if I could just grow eyes in the back of my head, my real tomatoes might be fine too.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve ever been with a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. Cancer sucks. So does the lump in my throat. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
 

Is your body image in check?

This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date last night! But she’s concerned about how her new flame will react when he sees her new, post-baby body.  

Here’s the latest Single Mom S.O.S.:

I have a good body, but it’s still different than someone who’s never had kids, (if you know what I mean). Do guys know some of these differences or are they shocked?

I love hearing from new single moms because it takes me back to my first year of being a single mom. I was petrified of being with a man again. But I finally took the plunge and you know what? He didn’t care. Not one of them has… or at least they haven’t said anything, but who would? Were they all just being nice?

It is true, after having a child our bodies just aren’t the same. So… what do you think?

To the single mamas, how is your body image? Is it affecting your ability to get back out there? If you are out there are the men “shocked” when they see you?

And to the men, does it matter? If you’ve dated a single mom did you freak out at what you saw?

I want to hear from everyone on this one. Keep the comments clean please. My opinion: Men don’t care. They really don’t. But if you care, they will. (As always, I could be wrong). With that said, to the mamas – how can Moon Beam work on improving her self-image?

[Photo Credit: I wish I knew where this photo is originally from – if anyone does know, please leave a comment. I have a mild obsession with pin-up models]

Read the rest of the Single Mom S.O.S. Series Here»

Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. Cancer sucks. So does the lump in my throat. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it.

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.

I couldn’t help it.  I had to make this t-shirt.

Buy yours here. Mine is on the way.

I found the t-shirts they’re printed on in the clearance bin so they’re only $11.90 + $4.99 shipping & handling. It’s available in pink, black and white but because they’re on clearance I’m not sure how long they’ll last. This one will just be an addition to my growing collection of single parent t-shirts (thanks to Morgan and Clare at iHeartSingleParents.com).

I wore mine to the Barack Obama rally on Saturday.

Benjamin woke up as soon as the line started moving.

Six hours, one long line, an ice cream cone and three hot secret service men later we found ourselves just 20 or 30 feet away from Obama…

But Benjamin didn’t seem to care. So he found a place to hide and another form of entertainment…

A sweet man next to us gave Benjamin his first Obama pin.

It was hard to take pictures. We only had about one square foot of space to move… but we made it.

Three people in the crowd fainted from the heat. Obama saw one of them drop, stopped his speech and threw him his own water bottle.

And after it was over the father in front of us, there with his three children and wife, looked at us and said, “I was a single father once too, for years. I know what it’s like. Keep it up. Your children (Benjamin and his friend Sydney) are great kids.” He had tears in his eyes, from watching this speech with his own children and from seeing ours – so young and there to witness this shift in our history.

It really was beyond words.

Obama may just be an eloquent speaker but the spirit in that crowd – that’s exactly what this country needs right now. Hope for something greater. That we can leave this country better than we found it… for the next generation.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.

I couldn’t help it.  I had to make this t-shirt.

Buy yours here. Mine is on the way.

I found the t-shirts they’re printed on in the clearance bin so they’re only $11.90 + $4.99 shipping & handling. It’s available in pink, black and white but because they’re on clearance I’m not sure how long they’ll last. This one will just be an addition to my growing collection of single parent t-shirts (thanks to Morgan and Clare at iHeartSingleParents.com).

I wore mine to the Barack Obama rally on Saturday.

Benjamin woke up as soon as the line started moving.

Six hours, one long line, an ice cream cone and three hot secret service men later we found ourselves just 20 or 30 feet away from Obama…

But Benjamin didn’t seem to care. So he found a place to hide and another form of entertainment…

A sweet man next to us gave Benjamin his first Obama pin.

It was hard to take pictures. We only had about one square foot of space to move… but we made it.

Three people in the crowd fainted from the heat. Obama saw one of them drop, stopped his speech and threw him his own water bottle.

And after it was over the father in front of us, there with his three children and wife, looked at us and said, “I was a single father once too, for years. I know what it’s like. Keep it up. Your children (Benjamin and his friend Sydney) are great kids.” He had tears in his eyes, from watching this speech with his own children and from seeing ours – so young and there to witness this shift in our history.

It really was beyond words.

Obama may just be an eloquent speaker but the spirit in that crowd – that’s exactly what this country needs right now. Hope for something greater. That we can leave this country better than we found it… for the next generation.
This summer I did something I’ve never done before… I planted six teeny tiny tomato plants.

I’m not a gardner. So this, as you can imagine, was quite an accomplishment.

I watered them, staked them and then the yellow flowers showed up, then the green tomatoes. And Benjamin, like any 2.4 year old would be, has been enthralled by the tomatoes. He tries to pick them, talks to them, smells them. We’ve been patiently waiting for them to turn red.

This morning we headed to the Farmer’s Market to buy some red tomatoes and then I found 12 sunflowers for $10.00! And who says money can’t buy happiness. The flowers were the perfect touch to our magnificent morning. No major messy disasters, just Benjamin and I full of energy – cleaning, playing, dancing. When we got home we both went about our business.

Me in the kitchen arranging the flowers… and Benjamin outside with his little bicycle and the tomatoes.

But while I was doing this …

he was doing this…

As you can see … some of those tomatoes have been in there for a while. He was collecting them quietly and discreetly, hiding them in the trunk of his Radio Flyer. But today, it was an all out tomato attack, he couldn’t wait any longer.

The massacre ended when Benjamin popped up to the screen door, “Mommy! I got Matos.” Then he dashed away.

“Tomatoes. You have toma— OH NOOOOOO.” I ran outside, and then I saw them. Some were strewn on the sidewalk, the others were in his hands and the rest – in the trunk. I’m over it. And it was so damn cute…worth the story. It also reminded me to write about something I’ve been meaning to get to …

We are single moms. We can’t keep our eyes on our kids every single minute. Not like any mom really can, but I think, because we don’t have two parents around – our kids have more freedom to reap mayhem when the opportunity presents itself. (I think this is a plus – Benjamin is an incredibly independent kid). But the casualties, like an entire crop of garden tomatoes, can be a bit painful.

Do you have any single mom casualty stories? Have things been lost, destroyed or taken advantage of when you’re busy doing something else?

P.S. Benjamin has been THE most amazing little guy lately. No more tantrums. So courteous, so funny … and so damn happy. My little tomato is turning out just fine and I couldn’t be happier. Now if I could just grow eyes in the back of my head, my real tomatoes might be fine too.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.

I couldn’t help it.  I had to make this t-shirt.

Buy yours here. Mine is on the way.

I found the t-shirts they’re printed on in the clearance bin so they’re only $11.90 + $4.99 shipping & handling. It’s available in pink, black and white but because they’re on clearance I’m not sure how long they’ll last. This one will just be an addition to my growing collection of single parent t-shirts (thanks to Morgan and Clare at iHeartSingleParents.com).

I wore mine to the Barack Obama rally on Saturday.

Benjamin woke up as soon as the line started moving.

Six hours, one long line, an ice cream cone and three hot secret service men later we found ourselves just 20 or 30 feet away from Obama…

But Benjamin didn’t seem to care. So he found a place to hide and another form of entertainment…

A sweet man next to us gave Benjamin his first Obama pin.

It was hard to take pictures. We only had about one square foot of space to move… but we made it.

Three people in the crowd fainted from the heat. Obama saw one of them drop, stopped his speech and threw him his own water bottle.

And after it was over the father in front of us, there with his three children and wife, looked at us and said, “I was a single father once too, for years. I know what it’s like. Keep it up. Your children (Benjamin and his friend Sydney) are great kids.” He had tears in his eyes, from watching this speech with his own children and from seeing ours – so young and there to witness this shift in our history.

It really was beyond words.

Obama may just be an eloquent speaker but the spirit in that crowd – that’s exactly what this country needs right now. Hope for something greater. That we can leave this country better than we found it… for the next generation.
This summer I did something I’ve never done before… I planted six teeny tiny tomato plants.

I’m not a gardner. So this, as you can imagine, was quite an accomplishment.

I watered them, staked them and then the yellow flowers showed up, then the green tomatoes. And Benjamin, like any 2.4 year old would be, has been enthralled by the tomatoes. He tries to pick them, talks to them, smells them. We’ve been patiently waiting for them to turn red.

This morning we headed to the Farmer’s Market to buy some red tomatoes and then I found 12 sunflowers for $10.00! And who says money can’t buy happiness. The flowers were the perfect touch to our magnificent morning. No major messy disasters, just Benjamin and I full of energy – cleaning, playing, dancing. When we got home we both went about our business.

Me in the kitchen arranging the flowers… and Benjamin outside with his little bicycle and the tomatoes.

But while I was doing this …

he was doing this…

As you can see … some of those tomatoes have been in there for a while. He was collecting them quietly and discreetly, hiding them in the trunk of his Radio Flyer. But today, it was an all out tomato attack, he couldn’t wait any longer.

The massacre ended when Benjamin popped up to the screen door, “Mommy! I got Matos.” Then he dashed away.

“Tomatoes. You have toma— OH NOOOOOO.” I ran outside, and then I saw them. Some were strewn on the sidewalk, the others were in his hands and the rest – in the trunk. I’m over it. And it was so damn cute…worth the story. It also reminded me to write about something I’ve been meaning to get to …

We are single moms. We can’t keep our eyes on our kids every single minute. Not like any mom really can, but I think, because we don’t have two parents around – our kids have more freedom to reap mayhem when the opportunity presents itself. (I think this is a plus – Benjamin is an incredibly independent kid). But the casualties, like an entire crop of garden tomatoes, can be a bit painful.

Do you have any single mom casualty stories? Have things been lost, destroyed or taken advantage of when you’re busy doing something else?

P.S. Benjamin has been THE most amazing little guy lately. No more tantrums. So courteous, so funny … and so damn happy. My little tomato is turning out just fine and I couldn’t be happier. Now if I could just grow eyes in the back of my head, my real tomatoes might be fine too.
This summer I did something I’ve never done before… I planted six teeny tiny tomato plants.

I’m not a gardner. So this, as you can imagine, was quite an accomplishment.

I watered them, staked them and then the yellow flowers showed up, then the green tomatoes. And Benjamin, like any 2.4 year old would be, has been enthralled by the tomatoes. He tries to pick them, talks to them, smells them. We’ve been patiently waiting for them to turn red.

This morning we headed to the Farmer’s Market to buy some red tomatoes and then I found 12 sunflowers for $10.00! And who says money can’t buy happiness. The flowers were the perfect touch to our magnificent morning. No major messy disasters, just Benjamin and I full of energy – cleaning, playing, dancing. When we got home we both went about our business.

Me in the kitchen arranging the flowers… and Benjamin outside with his little bicycle and the tomatoes.

But while I was doing this …

he was doing this…

As you can see … some of those tomatoes have been in there for a while. He was collecting them quietly and discreetly, hiding them in the trunk of his Radio Flyer. But today, it was an all out tomato attack, he couldn’t wait any longer.

The massacre ended when Benjamin popped up to the screen door, “Mommy! I got Matos.” Then he dashed away.

Tomatoes. You have toma— OH NOOOOOO.” I ran outside, and then I saw them. Some were strewn on the sidewalk, the others were in his hands and the rest – in the trunk. I’m over it. And it was so damn cute…worth the story. It also reminded me to write about something I’ve been meaning to get to …

We are single moms. We can’t keep our eyes on our kids every single minute. Not like any mom really can, but I think, because we don’t have two parents around – our kids have more freedom to reap mayhem when the opportunity presents itself. (I think this is a plus – Benjamin is an incredibly independent kid). But the casualties, like an entire crop of garden tomatoes, can be a bit painful.

Do you have any single mom casualty stories? Have things been lost, destroyed or taken advantage of when you’re busy doing something else?

P.S. Benjamin has been THE most amazing little guy lately. No more tantrums. So courteous, so funny … and so damn happy. My little tomato is turning out just fine and I couldn’t be happier. Now if I could just grow eyes in the back of my head, my real tomatoes might be fine too.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.

I couldn’t help it.  I had to make this t-shirt.

Buy yours here. Mine is on the way.

I found the t-shirts they’re printed on in the clearance bin so they’re only $11.90 + $4.99 shipping & handling. It’s available in pink, black and white but because they’re on clearance I’m not sure how long they’ll last. This one will just be an addition to my growing collection of single parent t-shirts (thanks to Morgan and Clare at iHeartSingleParents.com).

I wore mine to the Barack Obama rally on Saturday.

Benjamin woke up as soon as the line started moving.

Six hours, one long line, an ice cream cone and three hot secret service men later we found ourselves just 20 or 30 feet away from Obama…

But Benjamin didn’t seem to care. So he found a place to hide and another form of entertainment…

A sweet man next to us gave Benjamin his first Obama pin.

It was hard to take pictures. We only had about one square foot of space to move… but we made it.

Three people in the crowd fainted from the heat. Obama saw one of them drop, stopped his speech and threw him his own water bottle.

And after it was over the father in front of us, there with his three children and wife, looked at us and said, “I was a single father once too, for years. I know what it’s like. Keep it up. Your children (Benjamin and his friend Sydney) are great kids.” He had tears in his eyes, from watching this speech with his own children and from seeing ours – so young and there to witness this shift in our history.

It really was beyond words.

Obama may just be an eloquent speaker but the spirit in that crowd – that’s exactly what this country needs right now. Hope for something greater. That we can leave this country better than we found it… for the next generation.
This summer I did something I’ve never done before… I planted six teeny tiny tomato plants.

I’m not a gardner. So this, as you can imagine, was quite an accomplishment.

I watered them, staked them and then the yellow flowers showed up, then the green tomatoes. And Benjamin, like any 2.4 year old would be, has been enthralled by the tomatoes. He tries to pick them, talks to them, smells them. We’ve been patiently waiting for them to turn red.

This morning we headed to the Farmer’s Market to buy some red tomatoes and then I found 12 sunflowers for $10.00! And who says money can’t buy happiness. The flowers were the perfect touch to our magnificent morning. No major messy disasters, just Benjamin and I full of energy – cleaning, playing, dancing. When we got home we both went about our business.

Me in the kitchen arranging the flowers… and Benjamin outside with his little bicycle and the tomatoes.

But while I was doing this …

he was doing this…

As you can see … some of those tomatoes have been in there for a while. He was collecting them quietly and discreetly, hiding them in the trunk of his Radio Flyer. But today, it was an all out tomato attack, he couldn’t wait any longer.

The massacre ended when Benjamin popped up to the screen door, “Mommy! I got Matos.” Then he dashed away.

“Tomatoes. You have toma— OH NOOOOOO.” I ran outside, and then I saw them. Some were strewn on the sidewalk, the others were in his hands and the rest – in the trunk. I’m over it. And it was so damn cute…worth the story. It also reminded me to write about something I’ve been meaning to get to …

We are single moms. We can’t keep our eyes on our kids every single minute. Not like any mom really can, but I think, because we don’t have two parents around – our kids have more freedom to reap mayhem when the opportunity presents itself. (I think this is a plus – Benjamin is an incredibly independent kid). But the casualties, like an entire crop of garden tomatoes, can be a bit painful.

Do you have any single mom casualty stories? Have things been lost, destroyed or taken advantage of when you’re busy doing something else?

P.S. Benjamin has been THE most amazing little guy lately. No more tantrums. So courteous, so funny … and so damn happy. My little tomato is turning out just fine and I couldn’t be happier. Now if I could just grow eyes in the back of my head, my real tomatoes might be fine too.
This summer I did something I’ve never done before… I planted six teeny tiny tomato plants.

I’m not a gardner. So this, as you can imagine, was quite an accomplishment.

I watered them, staked them and then the yellow flowers showed up, then the green tomatoes. And Benjamin, like any 2.4 year old would be, has been enthralled by the tomatoes. He tries to pick them, talks to them, smells them. We’ve been patiently waiting for them to turn red.

This morning we headed to the Farmer’s Market to buy some red tomatoes and then I found 12 sunflowers for $10.00! And who says money can’t buy happiness. The flowers were the perfect touch to our magnificent morning. No major messy disasters, just Benjamin and I full of energy – cleaning, playing, dancing. When we got home we both went about our business.

Me in the kitchen arranging the flowers… and Benjamin outside with his little bicycle and the tomatoes.

But while I was doing this …

he was doing this…

As you can see … some of those tomatoes have been in there for a while. He was collecting them quietly and discreetly, hiding them in the trunk of his Radio Flyer. But today, it was an all out tomato attack, he couldn’t wait any longer.

The massacre ended when Benjamin popped up to the screen door, “Mommy! I got Matos.” Then he dashed away.

Tomatoes. You have toma— OH NOOOOOO.” I ran outside, and then I saw them. Some were strewn on the sidewalk, the others were in his hands and the rest – in the trunk. I’m over it. And it was so damn cute…worth the story. It also reminded me to write about something I’ve been meaning to get to …

We are single moms. We can’t keep our eyes on our kids every single minute. Not like any mom really can, but I think, because we don’t have two parents around – our kids have more freedom to reap mayhem when the opportunity presents itself. (I think this is a plus – Benjamin is an incredibly independent kid). But the casualties, like an entire crop of garden tomatoes, can be a bit painful.

Do you have any single mom casualty stories? Have things been lost, destroyed or taken advantage of when you’re busy doing something else?

P.S. Benjamin has been THE most amazing little guy lately. No more tantrums. So courteous, so funny … and so damn happy. My little tomato is turning out just fine and I couldn’t be happier. Now if I could just grow eyes in the back of my head, my real tomatoes might be fine too.
This summer I did something I’ve never done before… I planted six teeny tiny tomato plants.

I’m not a gardner. So this, as you can imagine, was quite an accomplishment.

I watered them, staked them and then the yellow flowers showed up, then the green tomatoes. And Benjamin, like any 2.4 year old would be, has been enthralled by the tomatoes. He tries to pick them, talks to them, smells them. We’ve been patiently waiting for them to turn red.

This morning we headed to the Farmer’s Market to buy some red tomatoes and then I found 12 sunflowers for $10.00! And who says money can’t buy happiness. The flowers were the perfect touch to our magnificent morning. No major messy disasters, just Benjamin and I full of energy – cleaning, playing, dancing. When we got home we both went about our business.

Me in the kitchen arranging the flowers… and Benjamin outside with his little bicycle and the tomatoes.

But while I was doing this …

he was doing this…

As you can see … some of those tomatoes have been in there for a while. He was collecting them quietly and discreetly, hiding them in the trunk of his Radio Flyer. But today, it was an all out tomato attack, he couldn’t wait any longer.

The massacre ended when Benjamin popped up to the screen door, “Mommy! I got Matos.” Then he dashed away.

Tomatoes. You have toma— OH NOOOOOO.” I ran outside, and then I saw them. Some were strewn on the sidewalk, the others were in his hands and the rest – in the trunk. I’m over it. And it was so damn cute…worth the story. It also reminded me to write about something I’ve been meaning to get to …

We are single moms. We can’t keep our eyes on our kids every single minute. Not like any mom really can, but I think, because we don’t have two parents around – our kids have more freedom to reap mayhem when the opportunity presents itself. (I think this is a plus – Benjamin is an incredibly independent kid). But the casualties, like an entire crop of garden tomatoes, can be a bit painful.

Do you have any single mom casualty stories? Have things been lost, destroyed or taken advantage of when you’re busy doing something else?

P.S. Benjamin has been THE most amazing little guy lately. No more tantrums. So courteous, so funny … and so damn happy. My little tomato is turning out just fine and I couldn’t be happier. Now if I could just grow eyes in the back of my head, my real tomatoes might be fine too.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.
Jim Everson, known to many of you as Depot Dad, just found out that he has a severe form of skin cancer. We’re still waiting to find out just how severe… but it’s looking, well, very scary.

I haven’t even called him yet because I know I would just burst into tears. I hate cancer. As you know, I lost my own father to cancer when he was just 51. HATE IT. Damn it. Cancer is one of the cruelest things on this planet. But Jim is young, healthy and he has two beautiful children to fight tooth and nail for…

Please go wish him the best. The support you give him, from his fellow single parents, will undoubtedly mean the world to him.

I couldn’t help it.  I had to make this t-shirt.

Buy yours here. Mine is on the way.

I found the t-shirts they’re printed on in the clearance bin so they’re only $11.90 + $4.99 shipping & handling. It’s available in pink, black and white but because they’re on clearance I’m not sure how long they’ll last. This one will just be an addition to my growing collection of single parent t-shirts (thanks to Morgan and Clare at iHeartSingleParents.com).

I wore mine to the Barack Obama rally on Saturday.

Benjamin woke up as soon as the line started moving.

Six hours, one long line, an ice cream cone and three hot secret service men later we found ourselves just 20 or 30 feet away from Obama…

But Benjamin didn’t seem to care. So he found a place to hide and another form of entertainment…

A sweet man next to us gave Benjamin his first Obama pin.

It was hard to take pictures. We only had about one square foot of space to move… but we made it.

Three people in the crowd fainted from the heat. Obama saw one of them drop, stopped his speech and threw him his own water bottle.

And after it was over the father in front of us, there with his three children and wife, looked at us and said, “I was a single father once too, for years. I know what it’s like. Keep it up. Your children (Benjamin and his friend Sydney) are great kids.” He had tears in his eyes, from watching this speech with his own children and from seeing ours – so young and there to witness this shift in our history.

It really was beyond words.

Obama may just be an eloquent speaker but the spirit in that crowd – that’s exactly what this country needs right now. Hope for something greater. That we can leave this country better than we found it… for the next generation.
This summer I did something I’ve never done before… I planted six teeny tiny tomato plants.

I’m not a gardner. So this, as you can imagine, was quite an accomplishment.

I watered them, staked them and then the yellow flowers showed up, then the green tomatoes. And Benjamin, like any 2.4 year old would be, has been enthralled by the tomatoes. He tries to pick them, talks to them, smells them. We’ve been patiently waiting for them to turn red.

This morning we headed to the Farmer’s Market to buy some red tomatoes and then I found 12 sunflowers for $10.00! And who says money can’t buy happiness. The flowers were the perfect touch to our magnificent morning. No major messy disasters, just Benjamin and I full of energy – cleaning, playing, dancing. When we got home we both went about our business.

Me in the kitchen arranging the flowers… and Benjamin outside with his little bicycle and the tomatoes.

But while I was doing this …

he was doing this…

As you can see … some of those tomatoes have been in there for a while. He was collecting them quietly and discreetly, hiding them in the trunk of his Radio Flyer. But today, it was an all out tomato attack, he couldn’t wait any longer.

The massacre ended when Benjamin popped up to the screen door, “Mommy! I got Matos.” Then he dashed away.

“Tomatoes. You have toma— OH NOOOOOO.” I ran outside, and then I saw them. Some were strewn on the sidewalk, the others were in his hands and the rest – in the trunk. I’m over it. And it was so damn cute…worth the story. It also reminded me to write about something I’ve been meaning to get to …

We are single moms. We can’t keep our eyes on our kids every single minute. Not like any mom really can, but I think, because we don’t have two parents around – our kids have more freedom to reap mayhem when the opportunity presents itself. (I think this is a plus – Benjamin is an incredibly independent kid). But the casualties, like an entire crop of garden tomatoes, can be a bit painful.

Do you have any single mom casualty stories? Have things been lost, destroyed or taken advantage of when you’re busy doing something else?

P.S. Benjamin has been THE most amazing little guy lately. No more tantrums. So courteous, so funny … and so damn happy. My little tomato is turning out just fine and I couldn’t be happier. Now if I could just grow eyes in the back of my head, my real tomatoes might be fine too.
This summer I did something I’ve never done before… I planted six teeny tiny tomato plants.

I’m not a gardner. So this, as you can imagine, was quite an accomplishment.

I watered them, staked them and then the yellow flowers showed up, then the green tomatoes. And Benjamin, like any 2.4 year old would be, has been enthralled by the tomatoes. He tries to pick them, talks to them, smells them. We’ve been patiently waiting for them to turn red.

This morning we headed to the Farmer’s Market to buy some red tomatoes and then I found 12 sunflowers for $10.00! And who says money can’t buy happiness. The flowers were the perfect touch to our magnificent morning. No major messy disasters, just Benjamin and I full of energy – cleaning, playing, dancing. When we got home we both went about our business.

Me in the kitchen arranging the flowers… and Benjamin outside with his little bicycle and the tomatoes.

But while I was doing this …

he was doing this…

As you can see … some of those tomatoes have been in there for a while. He was collecting them quietly and discreetly, hiding them in the trunk of his Radio Flyer. But today, it was an all out tomato attack, he couldn’t wait any longer.

The massacre ended when Benjamin popped up to the screen door, “Mommy! I got Matos.” Then he dashed away.

Tomatoes. You have toma— OH NOOOOOO.” I ran outside, and then I saw them. Some were strewn on the sidewalk, the others were in his hands and the rest – in the trunk. I’m over it. And it was so damn cute…worth the story. It also reminded me to write about something I’ve been meaning to get to …

We are single moms. We can’t keep our eyes on our kids every single minute. Not like any mom really can, but I think, because we don’t have two parents around – our kids have more freedom to reap mayhem when the opportunity presents itself. (I think this is a plus – Benjamin is an incredibly independent kid). But the casualties, like an entire crop of garden tomatoes, can be a bit painful.

Do you have any single mom casualty stories? Have things been lost, destroyed or taken advantage of when you’re busy doing something else?

P.S. Benjamin has been THE most amazing little guy lately. No more tantrums. So courteous, so funny … and so damn happy. My little tomato is turning out just fine and I couldn’t be happier. Now if I could just grow eyes in the back of my head, my real tomatoes might be fine too.
This summer I did something I’ve never done before… I planted six teeny tiny tomato plants.

I’m not a gardner. So this, as you can imagine, was quite an accomplishment.

I watered them, staked them and then the yellow flowers showed up, then the green tomatoes. And Benjamin, like any 2.4 year old would be, has been enthralled by the tomatoes. He tries to pick them, talks to them, smells them. We’ve been patiently waiting for them to turn red.

This morning we headed to the Farmer’s Market to buy some red tomatoes and then I found 12 sunflowers for $10.00! And who says money can’t buy happiness. The flowers were the perfect touch to our magnificent morning. No major messy disasters, just Benjamin and I full of energy – cleaning, playing, dancing. When we got home we both went about our business.

Me in the kitchen arranging the flowers… and Benjamin outside with his little bicycle and the tomatoes.

But while I was doing this …

he was doing this…

As you can see … some of those tomatoes have been in there for a while. He was collecting them quietly and discreetly, hiding them in the trunk of his Radio Flyer. But today, it was an all out tomato attack, he couldn’t wait any longer.

The massacre ended when Benjamin popped up to the screen door, “Mommy! I got Matos.” Then he dashed away.

Tomatoes. You have toma— OH NOOOOOO.” I ran outside, and then I saw them. Some were strewn on the sidewalk, the others were in his hands and the rest – in the trunk. I’m over it. And it was so damn cute…worth the story. It also reminded me to write about something I’ve been meaning to get to …

We are single moms. We can’t keep our eyes on our kids every single minute. Not like any mom really can, but I think, because we don’t have two parents around – our kids have more freedom to reap mayhem when the opportunity presents itself. (I think this is a plus – Benjamin is an incredibly independent kid). But the casualties, like an entire crop of garden tomatoes, can be a bit painful.

Do you have any single mom casualty stories? Have things been lost, destroyed or taken advantage of when you’re busy doing something else?

P.S. Benjamin has been THE most amazing little guy lately. No more tantrums. So courteous, so funny … and so damn happy. My little tomato is turning out just fine and I couldn’t be happier. Now if I could just grow eyes in the back of my head, my real tomatoes might be fine too.

Forget all of that tooth whitening junk – just get an automatic tooth brush.

Years ago I bought my first automatic toothbrush, at the advice of my dentist. I forked over $99.00 and felt incredibly guilty until I had been using it for two weeks. My teeth were white and so incredibly clean. The toothbrush, the original Sonicare, lasted for 4 years until last summer when then baby Benjamin stole it away, banged it a few times and then hid it from me.

As a single mom, money is always tight and so I held out, hoping to find it. In the meantime, I used an old fashioned brush and my teeth quickly lost their white, felt grimy and even had spots of color on them from my whitening toothpaste.

I finally found it months later deep in a decorative vase (and this was only after Benjamin had broken said vase). The brush was broken too. Again, I resisted buying a new one until I saw the Sonicare at its new price – $59.99 (Target) and $58.53 on Amazon.

I know it seems like a ton of money for a toothbrush but your teeth will thank you for it and if you don’t have good dental insurance consider it an investment in your oral health.

Before writing this post Oral B contacted me asking me to try out the new Oral B Pulsonic toothbrush. I agreed but promised to give an honest review. I still love my Sonicare hands down, but with that said, the Pulsonic is perfect for traveling. It’s small, light weight and quiet. 

Here’s my review of both toothbrushes:

Philips Sonicare Essence 5300 – $ 58.53 on Amazon

Pros:

  • Powerful yet soft bristles
  • Super deep clean
  • Easy to grip (if you have man hands like myself)
  • Rechargeable
  • Replace head every 6 months
  • Phenomenal white smile!

No cons!

 

 

 

Oral B Pulsonic Automatic Toothbrush – $69.99 on Amazon

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Hard bristles 
  • Quiet
  • Perfect for traveling (I took mine to Denmark)
  • Stylish
  • Includes slim precision bristle head for between teeth
  • Rechargeable

Cons:

  • Hard bristles (listed it as a pro and a con b/c it depends on your preference)
  • More expensive

I hope you liked me little reviews and I hope you treat yourselves to one of these amazing brushes, always ready for kisses from Prince Charming, Mr. Right Now, Mr. Good Enough or Mr. In Between. Whoever he is, you’ll be wowing him with your smile. But more importantly you’ll be wowing yourself!

{ 2 trackbacks }

Single Mom Beauty Tip: Your Smile | Why Remember Me?
September 6, 2008 at 4:02 pm
My Kick Ass Christmas Contest! | Ms. Single Mama
November 1, 2017 at 1:06 pm

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

KT September 6, 2008 at 3:39 pm

I’m sold! I’ve been wanting to get my teeth whitened but that is so darn expensive. Anyhow, I will give this a try, as I have a new resolution to treat myself better!! Thanks!!

Reply

T September 6, 2008 at 7:06 pm

Yep! I love my Sonicare!

Reply

savoredlife September 6, 2008 at 11:58 pm

Oh yeah…been using a sonicare for over 6 years now…the BEST toothbrush ever! My kids have them too! (The battery operated ones from Target…) I wouldn’t use ANYTHING else. LOVE IT!! :O) Worth EVERY penny!

Reply

O Solo Mama September 9, 2008 at 2:13 pm

Ms. Single Mama, you are so right on! Have to tell you a story–at last check-up, dentist came out to the waiting room and said (about my kid’s teeth). . .”She’s doing really well with the brushing.” Now, I know she isn’t doing THAT well, so I raised an eyebrow and he said, “You wouldn’t believe what I see in here.” And the only major difference I can think of is our electric toothbrush (I have a Braun, she has a spin brush). It really holds down the plaque and your teeth feel so great after. It is a really wise investment.

Reply

Jaclyn September 13, 2008 at 6:32 am

Is a regular Spin Brush comparable to SonicCare or Oral B? My daughter and I both have Spin Brushes.

Reply

Kristine R. Wells December 5, 2014 at 12:16 am

Nops , Spin brush has no comparison over Electric Brush .. IF your daughter is above 12 then you both must have to try Philips Sonicare HX6511/50 Easy Clean Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush.. It has Quadpacer with 30 second interval timer helps ensure thorough brushing throughout the mouth

Reply

pol February 20, 2011 at 10:36 am

Oh yeah…Yep! I love my Sonicare!

Reply

Jiten February 5, 2015 at 12:01 pm

You have to be very careful baucese if you use a harsh product it will remove the seal and the grout will crumble.You may want to use a grout cleaner from Home Depot or some such place.You also may think about resealing it so it stays clean.

Reply

Leave a Comment