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

On Thanksgiving morning John Bear, Benjamin and I headed up to Cleveland to a house filled with John’s hungry and happy family. Some had flown half way across the country, others drove for hours and hours. Just to get there – to each other and to Thanksgiving. Every time I’m with his family, I marvel [...]

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Evasion?

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

Cool contest on my Facebook page. Couldn’t post it here because of the BlogHer advertising policy. But… well worth the click. (at least, I hope so – if you like contests and want a bright, new shiny smile it will be. If not, than take your satisfied white smirk and get outta here, we’re all [...]

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Unreal

November 22, 2009

On Friday afternoon I got a phone call from my little sister, Anna. “You really should be here. I don’t know if we’re going to make it on time.” My mother had to vacate her house for its new owners by noon on Saturday and Anna had already been frantically helping her pack for 24 [...]

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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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Overdue

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

This is Holly. We met one month ago when I decided to have my first manicure and pedicure in over three years… maybe four. On one of my afternoon escapades with Benjamin and just after I’d found out about my new job, I noticed a sign outside for her salon for a $20.00 manicure and [...]

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