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Being a single mom

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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Ms. Single Mama 2.0

May 15, 2017

Hi! I’m Ms. Single Mama, version 2. A couple of years ago, I came across Ms. Single Mama and her blog. It was exactly one day after my (then) husband first told me he wanted to move out of our house. On the day I found Ms. Single Mama, I was sad, excited, and most of all, […]

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On the beach.

June 9, 2012

  Seth caught Benjamin and I on the beach in this picture. Me with my wine, Benjamin ready to run into the waves fully dressed to practice his surfer moves. I had no idea Myrtle Beach was so beautiful. I’ll be posting all of our pictures later this week. Stay tuned for those. Also, during […]

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Happy Single Mother’s Day.

May 13, 2012

A video love note to all of you… my sisters in arms, my single mothers, my modern day super women – you are truly remarkable, don’t forget that.

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How do you do it?

September 24, 2011

Are you feeling it? Or is it just us? Does Fall induce romantic thoughts in your otherwise man-free mind? I posed this question on Facebook a few weeks back and the responses were tremendously inspiring and motivating. The question was sparked by an e-mail from a new single mom who asked me how I did […]

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Searching for a crystal ball

September 1, 2010

I know I have some readers who are children of single moms. You’ve said you’re here because I fill in holes, blanks from your childhood or at least, give you an idea of what your mother went through. A question for you–what if this was your mother’s blog? Would it be too much? Are  there […]

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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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At the start

April 13, 2010

I have been so wrapped up in my own happiness lately – with my work, with John, with Benjamin (and not necessarily in that order, fluctuates with the day or more often, the time of day) – that I have lost sight of why I started this blog in the first place. A few weeks […]

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Happily Ever After?

March 29, 2010

“Maybe you shouldn’t have kids,” I sigh into the phone. Typically I’m encouraging my little sister to just have a kid already, but my sister has caught me in a post Benjamin was being a pain in the ass moment and I don’t really feel like talking, or doing much of anything. In fact, I […]

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Beauty

September 20, 2009

A few things happened this weekend that I will remember for the rest of my life… Lesson #1: Never leave home without your camera I realized one hour into my drive to Katie and Brian’s wedding, six hours away from home, that I had forgotten my camera. I couldn’t turn around, although I thought about […]

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