From the monthly archives:

November 2009

What Next?

November 30, 2009

I’m asking my single mom readers what I should make next to feature on my single mom blog, a ring, a t-shirt, a tote or a sexy apron?

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Thanks, etc.

November 29, 2009

  I found this picture in my camera. I have no idea who took it or when, but you can see the dark circles forming under his eyes. Five hide and seek games, two sugar highs and nearly one tantrum later Benjamin passed out in the car on the long ride home. He slept straight […]

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November 25, 2009

Do you think if I played dead for a day I’d wake up and the house would be clean, the bags would be packed, the cooking would be finished and the Thanksgiving meals would be had. Nah. And I wouldn’t want to miss all of this.

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Smile (Brighter) Contest

November 24, 2009

Discount Lingerie at Wicked Temptations There’s nothing like motherhood to take the wind out of your sexy sails. Intimates plus size, lace bustier, bustier corset, panty and bra or bra and panty sets Cool contest on my Facebook page. Couldn’t post it here because of the BlogHer advertising policy. But… well worth the click. (at […]

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I’m not crazy

November 19, 2009

Really. I’m not. Why? Because E.T. says so. See? He’s clearly communicating with me here – sending me a telepathic message that the cute kid holding him needs to be the center of my life and that everything else must come secondary. But to keep the cute kid educated, happy and fed, I must sacrifice […]

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November 15, 2009

This weekend – the first of Benjamin’s “every other” weekends with his father – John Bear and I had two nights and one full day of long overdue us time. We haven’t had a weekend solo since our trip to the Poconos and New York City in August… and given all of the stress I’ve […]

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The hero deadbeat?

November 11, 2009

Have you heard about the April Baker story yet? If not, here’s the gist – woman (April Baker) Googles herself and finds a website built by her biological father (Dr. Scott Becker) asking her to contact him. After 30 years apart, the two were reunited with camera crews playing witness (see a picture here). As […]

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Small World

November 10, 2009

Remember this? Now read this: Katherine, Did you get the package? If not, I bought insurance and have the confirmation. Let me know! I sent it 10 days ago, maybe longer. A Hi Alaina, Yes we received your package!! Thank you very much for being so generous. We were all blown away by the amount […]

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How do you work it?

November 7, 2009

Today during my pedicure (oh, so awesome) I pointed to a headline on one of those magazines with a quote from Kate Gosselin, “I never knew how strong I could be,” something to that effect. I read the line to Holly and then she said, “Yeah, but there are a lot of emotions along the […]

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November 5, 2009

Check it out, our sixth and final Ford Fiesta Mission. I had to find someone to play the part of a celebrity. Little did I know he was right under my nose. When you’ve shown a man that side of yourself and he’s still around, and still smiling at you like this – it’s enough […]

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