From the monthly archives:

July 2010

Where did my baby go?

July 31, 2010

John took Benjamin out for the morning, they’re using the first ten dollars he’s ever earned ($4.00 from last night’s Lemonade stand with Sydney, and $5.00 from today’s chores) to buy a toy. I’m here at home organizing boxes and boxes of baby clothes, sorting them by age. All of them are a mess, tossed [...]

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Out with the old

July 25, 2010

We found a house, the house. Finally. Offer accepted and inspection approved. The house is so perfect it makes the months of hunting worth every false start and failed inspection. John and I are both in love with the place. In the end, after making a million compromises along the way, it turns out–we didn’t [...]

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Must Read, Must Link, Must Play

July 23, 2010

Before I publish another post (on the way), take a minute to a) Read this amazing blog I discovered. Old Fart, Young Tart I love her thoughts on Prince Charming and “romance” like this one, “It is, of course, a completely hopeless scenario. We women are never going to meet a man who is a [...]

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Single Mom Beauty Tip: Clean Face

July 20, 2010

Remember my single mom beauty tips from back in the day? Well, after such a heavy and incredibly exciting post as the last I’ve been sitting here stewing, completely at a lost as to what to write next. I mean what can compare to a virtual engagement announcement? This morning as I wiped my face [...]

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Love, true and sure.

July 12, 2010

When you’re house shopping together and have verbally committed to marriage and creating a forever together, popping the question and actually surprising one Ms. Single Mama is not an easy feat. On Thursday, the night before we were going to drive Benjamin down to Athens and then spend the day working from coffee shops and [...]

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Expectations

July 8, 2010

A few months ago, at a dinner I couldn’t believe I had been invited to, my friend Leigh told me about the sequel to Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert’s latest, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage. “I admit, it’s even got me thinking,” she said, raising one of her delicate eyebrows and trying [...]

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Woman’s Day

July 6, 2010

My essay is out. Find it in the August issue of Woman’s Day. Pick one up the old-fashioned way or read it online. I’m a bit partial to the print version and while reading the last few paragraph’s out loud to John Bear in the car as soon as I found my copy, I actually [...]

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Third time’s the charm

July 3, 2010

We have an offer in on another house, our third. John and I have looked at over 30 homes and have found each other, on more than one occasion, at the brink of pure frustration and exasperation – leading me to believe that home buying is up there with one of the most stressful experiences [...]

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