From the monthly archives:

October 2008

Mr. [Blank] – Your turn…

October 30, 2008

Maybe I’m just in a giddy mood. Or maybe I have a very literal sense of humor. But this comment left by Mom Cat under my Ultimate Single Mom Contest post still has me giggling. I asked you all why you love being a single mom, here is her reason: “My house is mine again… [...]

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Better than vitamins.

October 29, 2008

Read two of the most inspiring blog posts I’ve found by single mothers recently.

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Breakfast in bed.

October 28, 2008

My father loved bringing my mother breakfast in bed. He would also clean the dishes after dinner – every single night, even when he cooked. When he’d come home from work he’d seek her out, “Where is my beautiful wife?” “Upstairs Dad,” we’d sigh. When he found her he’d scoop her up into a sweet [...]

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My worst enemy…

October 27, 2008

The grocery store. Forget the skyrocketing grocery prices that make me clench my jaw and actually tighten my grip on the shopping cart handle- the grocery store is my enemy anyway. It’s the ultimate test of my will and my skills as a single mother. It’s such an odd place too. All of these people, [...]

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Dude, he’s a natural.

October 27, 2008

Benjamin and I went to a dude ranch this weekend. We started out together. Then Benjamin demanded to ride by himself. He won over the ranch hand with his powerful persuasion tactics and took the reins. And here he is, fleeing from me… knowing I was about to haul his butt into the car to [...]

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The Ultimate Single Mom Contest

October 25, 2008

You all rock. Single moms rock. Blogging rocks. So let’s have a little contest, shall we? UPDATE: This contest is now closed… thanks everyone for your comments!!! I’ll be announcing the winner on Monday, November 3 with a video of Benjamin picking the winner’s name. FUN! Thanks again… if you would still like to leave [...]

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Guess Who?

October 24, 2008

Snippets from random phone conversations I had tonight between: Benjamin my sister a man who shall remain untalked about, and my mother. Guess who said what: “I had another dream about you last night. This time we were at a coffee shop and this guy gave you all of the day old croissants. You were [...]

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The Changling

October 23, 2008

Have you heard about the latest single mom movie? The Changling, starring Angelina Jolie, is about a single mother living in Los Angeles in the 1920′s who wakes up one morning to find her son missing. This is a true story. And here’s another movie I’m planning on renting – You, Me and Everyone We [...]

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The Dirty Laundry.

October 23, 2008

He shows up every Tuesday morning to pick up Benjamin. I gave up asking him about the massive credit card debt of his I had to assume or asking him to help out with Benjamin’s medical bills long ago. Instead I just brief him on Benjamin’s little happenings of the week – he doesn’t know [...]

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The ultimate prize: a single mom.

October 21, 2008

Men, men, men. They certainly are falling from the sky lately. Leah, of Mama Dharma.net, a phenomenal single mom blog I just discovered, asked me what my secret was in her comment on my last post. And I have to answer because I think each and every one of you has the potential to unlock [...]

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