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Molly Undercover

Passion or Stability?

August 22, 2017

Like all real things, there is a complicated side to ‘uncomplicated’.   Oh, how the lovely romantic entanglements we have can also be heartbreaking. My dream date with Adonis , for example. It was lovely, but also puzzling. Sharing each other’s presence, I got more of a sense of his vulnerability and intimacy than I get […]

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Happy Eclipse Day!

August 21, 2017

I love the idea of experiencing a reversal of night and day. Illumination in the shadows. Feeling very trippy and emotional. It’s also the first day of seventh grade for Tim. God, I cannot believe how fast time has flown! He’s at the same school he started at when he was three, and it’s crazy […]

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Dating Horrors, Molly Undercover Version

August 21, 2017

It’s time for another round of dating horror stories: A date with a guy that was not nearly as hot as I’d first thought: I am getting over being sick and only out with this dude due to boredom. This guy is AWFUL to talk to. When a guy launches into a speech on the […]

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Single Mama Bear and The Centaur

August 20, 2017

He showed me his and I showed him mine. . .  Nicknames, that is. When you’re trying to help your besties (or blog readers) keep date-people stories straight without the benefit of faces, nicknames help. A couple of weeks ago, ‘Wild Animal Man’ aka, ‘The Centaur’ and I had a funny exchange. It was endearing […]

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Dream Date with Adonis

August 19, 2017

A dream date so unwordly that afterward I’m unsure that it really happened. The opposite of dating horror stories; on a dream date, you feel like a million bucks, and your date seems equally delighted. Like the best dreams, it stands alone, carrying no obligation to the future and needing no memory of the past. […]

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Redefining Family Vacations

June 28, 2017

I’m going to need to be complainey here just for a minute, ok?  I promise, I’ll get it out of my system so we can get back to interesting and fun things tomorrow. But today, I had that ‘cry in the car’ kind of day, and each of my friends and siblings have done their […]

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Early Summer Update and the Ex’s New Girl

June 26, 2017

June has been a single parenting/adult child of dementia patient/dating/work/social whirlwind! The highlights since I’ve last posted are the following: Tim stayed with his Dad for a week and I used the eerily free time to catch up on my social life–that’s why there have been so few posts!  I went to my first music […]

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Texting while Dating: A Cautionary Tale

May 24, 2017

Some typos can’t be deleted. Introducing Wild Animal Man. I’ll explain plenty more about him in future posts. All you need to know for the purpose of this tale is, we first met when we randomly ran into each other twice in two weeks, and then we had one great date. Also, his name might seem like an insult, […]

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Very First Date After a Divorce

May 17, 2017

  To date post divorce you just have to dive in. In her famous Ted talk on vulnerability, this Brené Brown says, “vulnerability is. . . the first date after a divorce” I couldn’t agree more. I was terrified before my first date! Three months after my husband and I separated, I wasn’t looking for someone […]

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The Kid’s First Birthday as a Single Mama

May 16, 2017

I’m navigating Tim’s birthday as a single parent for the first time. I just had such a hot mess of a phone call with his Dad about it. Background: we’re cooperative, but keep the communication to a bare minimum. I’m trying to be cool and functional and reasonable, but inside I’m still dealing with some […]

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