From the monthly archives:

June 2010

Learning how to lose

June 29, 2010

Benjamin collapsed into a heap in the grass seconds after John Bear scored a goal. John and I were letting him win about 80% of the time and giving him a tough fight for the other 20%. After goals Benjamin would yell victoriously, “Benjamin wins again!” And during losing streaks he would cry out, whine, [...]

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Traditional

June 24, 2010

I’ve been branching out into traditional media as of late and upon invitation. Coming up soon, you’ll see an essay by yours truly in the August issue of Woman’s Day. The editor stumbled across my blog and I, of course, accepted their generous offer to be featured. I think you’ll all relate to my essay, which [...]

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Fathers Day

June 22, 2010

It has been 11 years now without a father to celebrate Father’s Day. There are very few fathers I’ve met who can hold a candle to my own. Obviously. What girl with a father like mine wouldn’t feel that way? I’m a bit biased. But, fortunately for this lucky girl, Papa Bear is one of them. [...]

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Single Mom Free Time

June 17, 2010

This video is for all of the mamas, not just the single moms, but I do want to know – do you even have free time as a mom and when you do, do you feel guilty if you don’t miss your kids? Here’s the deal: Benjamin is gone for 11 days. 11. Yes, I [...]

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Burning Your List

June 14, 2010

Many of you have been asking about Mia. While we all patiently wait for another blog post from her, I thought I’d fill in the blanks and give you all an update. Mia, one and a half years after splitting with her ex, has completely gained her footing as a single mom. She’s finding time [...]

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Guinea Pig

June 11, 2010

I am the subject of a before and after experiment that gives me chills just thinking about. And they’re not the good kind of chills, not yet. The goal is to transform these jittery, nerve-wracked chills into the best kind of chills. Before details are here. After will be at Wild Goose Creative at 6:00 [...]

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Co-parenting & discipline. A surprising delight.

June 6, 2010

I told you last month that John Bear and I, after much deliberation, trial and many errors decided to wave the green flag on John moving into a disciplinary role with Benjamin. The idea of co-parenting used to send chills down my spine. How? I thought, would that even work? And, already, I must admit [...]

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A cloud war

June 2, 2010

“What is Thunder, Mama?” “The clouds are having a war.” “Why?” “Because. They just are. Listen.” “I am listening. But why Mama?” “Shhhhh.” He stares out of the window above my bed. His shoeless feet are pressing into the foam of my mattress, his nose is squished up against the glass as the rain rattles [...]

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Home inspection fail.

June 1, 2010

Major issues in the basement with water and such. And, yes, that is the last time I will tell anyone about a house before the home inspection clears. Onwards and upwards (but not quite yet). No worries, the house just isn’t the one. Another will surface soon enough. Definitely a buyer’s market. —– And on [...]

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