Big Things

by mssinglemama on June 16, 2009

Big things, I tell ya, big things.

I can’t even begin to thank you all enough. Really. Your passion for my little life is quite extraordinary, and as more and more readers join us (many of them not even single moms) I’m thinking that this blog is transforming into a story for everyone. 

Something I’ve come to realize over the past few months is that Ms. Single Mama isn’t me – she is each of you – all of the single moms who have inspired me to write my thoughts here.

She is every single woman.

She is every single mother.

She, or he, is every person who wants to find themselves and follow their own path. 

But she also has a desire to change and to grow and above all, to make the best of her situation no matter how awful it can be.  As this blog continues to transform I want to make sure the single moms, my single moms, have a place to find each other so I’m launching a single moms forum.

All of the credit goes to John Bear though. He suggested I have a forum, I resisted, he suggested again and then again until finally I said, “okay, let’s try it.”

Then he made it… in just one night, just for us. 

And guess what I have realized?

Prince Charming

He does exist. But instead of a sword and a horse he has a laptop and knows code. 

Here’s a video explaining just what in the hell the forum is (John Bear had to explain it to me too and it took him weeks to convince me that this was a good idea, but finally I realized that he is totally right). This forum ROCKS. 

You are all going to love it, I just know it. 

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As I mentioned in the video, the next batch of new leaf necklaces are here.

Some of you have said this necklace has a special energy or magic powers… well, that’s what happens when 100 strong women wear something at the same exact time. These are our little charms of strength. Just look at the new leaf photo album, I’m gathering pictures of all the single moms wearing one.

The winner of last week’s believe post (randomly drawn by my closed eyes and wandering finger is Busy Momma 66, who as it turns out is a new single mom with a very, very interesting blog.)   ).

Related posts:

  1. Our New Leaf
  2. Believe
  3. “Is your blog your boyfriend?”, etc.
  4. And we’re off…
  5. Single Moms and Love

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Shae June 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm

I am one of those followers who is not a single Mom. Single, yes, trying to find myself and follow my own path, yes. I found you on Twitter and followed you there which led me to your blog. Although we do not share in being a single Mom, your Tweets and blog have nevertheless proven to be helpful, insightful and bring something new and different to my life that I need right now as I am searching. And I find you hilarious :) So thank you!

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Glynda June 16, 2009 at 2:10 pm

I'm a mom yes but not single although I feel like I am most days. I love your blog and also the tweets. I can remember when my old child threw a temper fit. I walked right out of the grocery store and let him there or so he thought. He got right up and followed me still fussing but no longer trying to wipe up the floor with his clothes. When his brother came along a few years later and tried the same thing older brother told younger brother – Oh no dont do that. She will leave you there and I did exactly that except by then older brother saw that I actually just walked out one door and in the next to see what would happen. Good luck and keep writing.

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Ali June 16, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Hey YOU…you're positively GLOWING. Love looks great on ya. Just sayin'….

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TsQuest June 16, 2009 at 3:56 pm

I do love how your face lights up when you say his name.

What a cool idea! You're the snazzy high-tech single mama now! (With a little help from Prince Charming.)

I like it!

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Carol June 16, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Hi,

Just a thought of something you could add to the forum — I think it's amazing how this blog has brought people together from all sorts of places – geographically, yes, but also the different types of people. As a single mom myself, one of the struggles I have is not having many mom-friends, to share struggles with, to get advice from, etc. I was just thinking how it'd be a good idea to have a post on your forum where people can comment where they're from, and perhaps get together if they live close to one another. Just a food for thought : )

And I agree, am totally in love with my leaf necklace, especially because there's such a greater meaning to it than 'just a necklace.'

Carol

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Ms. Single Mama June 16, 2009 at 4:22 pm

That's an awesome idea Carol — you can start this topic yourself!

Just sign in and go for it… write your topic discussion and then watch as everyone comes together to respond.

I went ahead and made this one for you:

http://www.mssinglemama.com/single-moms/topic.php

Great idea!

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Notesfromthegrove June 16, 2009 at 5:09 pm

I, too am a non-single mama (and by that I mean I'm not single AND I'm not a mom, lol) but I am loving your blog and I am so happy to be apart of your adventure…especially with John Bear. You are both so special and I'm so glad you've found each other!

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Alicia June 16, 2009 at 5:47 pm

Alaina:
I agree with Ali – you ARE glowing and look fab! I LOVE the leaf necklace sooo much – but I have a request for your next batch – is it possible to make a replica in sterling silver???? I know it would cost more, and I'd gladly pay it! Anywho, just a thought…. And your leaf tat looks great – very dainty! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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star June 16, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Are the necklaces available in silver now?

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mssinglemama June 17, 2009 at 6:07 pm

No, not just yet… but soon. Maybe in a month, I'm thinking. Takes a while because she has to have the leaves lined in silver.

Alaina

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Eric Williams June 16, 2009 at 11:58 pm

Your posts are wonderful, for single moms, or just single people. Please keep it up.

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Grey June 17, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Awesome! I'm in love with the idea….and I have registered. :)

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blythe June 19, 2009 at 9:39 pm

I just found it and LOVE it!!!! Thanks, Alaina! (it's LTP….read my blog to get the story, LOL)

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RobinJP June 21, 2009 at 6:53 am

Prince Charming…. hah..

Single Moms deserve more than just the one Mother's Day.

This is my note for all the single moms… I dedicate Father's Day to my Mom

Happy Father's Day, Moms.

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