From the monthly archives:

January 2010

Escape Plan

January 29, 2010

Somewhere in the midst of this past week, filled with exciting client meetings, pitches, crash-course accounting, and just about no sleep I saw this picture and gasped out loud. “What?” Brad asked. “Oh, nothing – just a picture of Benjamin. I miss him.” It’s not like I haven’t seen him. Our routine is the same [...]

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In Business

January 26, 2010

The before… Slightly frazzled but exhilarated adults, fueled by caffeine, adrenaline and the dream of finally realizing a dream Children ready for bed and enthralled by a secret or two The furniture – a mish-mash of vintage Craigslist chairs and Ikea treasures, ready and waiting to be cleaned

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We’re gonna do this.

January 24, 2010

I am not engaged. John is not moving in with us. And, I am not pregnant. I hope that’s not incredibly disappointing. The last time I had big news, a few of you thought it was – so, so – not really worthy of such “teasing.” So here’s a snippet regarding the above — be [...]

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Something is up

January 20, 2010

Definitely. Something is definitely up. I have been keeping it a secret from all of you for over three weeks now and I am about to explode – so excited to just get it out there. But we have to wait. Until Monday. A few thoughts running through my head: Why do I do this [...]

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All Boy or All Dad?

January 15, 2010

When Benjamin comes back from his father’s house he is a little monster. And that’s putting it nicely. When I ask him to clean his room he says, “NO. You clean it.” When I ask him to pick something up he starts growling, something I am now convinced his father’s girlfriend’s son does. It’s awful. [...]

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Free Spirit

January 12, 2010

When I met Sheila we were at a single moms play date in Los Angeles. She was soft-spoken, understanding and gentle. I had no idea she had it in her to leave her unrewarding and negative work environment to break out on her own. To blog about beauty, to create her own jewelry and to [...]

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Co-Parenting and Mrs. Brady

January 11, 2010

John and Benjamin had a bit of a falling out over our Christmas vacation. And if you think a three-year-old and a thirty-year-old can’t be at odds, than I’m about to enlighten you. In October, I gave John permission to take Benjamin into time outs when he witnessed bad behavior, or when John found himself [...]

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Working Girl

January 6, 2010

I am not sure working like this is entirely healthy for anyone, let alone a single mom. My back and shoulders are a tight, tangled mess of nerves and poor posture induced kinks.

I need to buy one of those jacuzzi tubs or a personal massage therapist. I am also tempted to throw away everything in my house away so there is nothing left to clean. The cleaning, the working, the mothering. Rinse. Repeat. Rinse. Repeat.

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New Love

January 3, 2010

On New Year’s Eve, John Bear’s little brother brought his girlfriend along from New York City. The two are absolutely smitten with each other and I couldn’t help but take picture after picture of them. Maybe because they’re so damn cute together or maybe because I could picture them just like this walking down a [...]

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