From the category archives:

Being a single mom

On the beach.

June 9, 2012

I just disappeared from this great, wide thing we call the Internet for six entire days. Typically, I live and die by my inbox. But not this week. Nope. With the exception of my Instagram and a few Facebook updates, it was all beach and all family all week. No business. No email. No blogging. […]

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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

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 it, how I continue to do it and what advice I could offer to her to make her days […]

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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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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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A Little Surprise & Date Night

July 21, 2009

UPDATE & DISCLAIMER: All words ever written about Mia’s Other Woman on this blog are mine and mine alone, unless otherwise noted. Because we have been best friends our entire lives, I don’t even have Mia proof my posts – she trusts me. Whenever I write about her Other Woman, again because Mia is like […]

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His first and his last.

March 18, 2009

Because today was Benjamin’s first and his last third birthday and because I didn’t buy him a single present in Austin I spent my lunch break on a mission. My mission was to buy everything I would need to transform his room from a nursery/toddler room…  [Click to continue, although, be warned – there are […]

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