From the category archives:


How do you let go? On shared custody.

February 20, 2013

One of the most challenging aspects of single motherhood, or single parenthood, is adjusting to shared custody. In many cases, as mine was until recently, you are legally obligated to send your child into your ex-spouse’s home regardless of whether or not your gut instinct is screaming at you that something is just “not right” […]

83 comments Read the full article →

Am I an evil step-mother?

September 12, 2012

Am I an evil step-mother? I sure feel like one sometimes. Read about it here. Blending families isn’t easy. We’re tackling some tough issues on the new blog and hoping you can chime in with any advice or encouragement.

Read the full article →

Common Questions

July 6, 2012

As a blended family and a newly-married blended family at that, we get lots of questions from friends and near strangers. In no ranking order of popularity they are: 1. How did you meet? I feel like I should send them a check for a million dollars. The $5.99 I spent clearly does not […]

13 comments Read the full article →

When we aren’t getting married…

April 24, 2012

So, tonight at dinner the kids actually suggested we have “another wedding.” They all thought it was hysterical. “Let’s do it again!” But as Lily quickly pointed out that would be “impossible, clearly.” When we aren’t getting married in our back yard, we are busy occupying all three of the little Gremlins. It’s hard. I’m […]

Read the full article →

The Almost Step-Father

September 19, 2010

Went to the grand opening party of this ridiculously awesome t-shirt company. Homage. They’re based in Columbus but sell to the world on their website, Has absolutely nothing to do with single motherhood, but has everything to do with cool. And the t-shirts are SO cozy. I bought a size small Cleveland is THE […]

1 comment Read the full article →

Facts and figures.

August 3, 2010

Single Mom Moving Single Mom Moving We found a house, after making a million compromises along the way, it turns out–we didn’t have to compromise one thing. So, now we wait. We wait two months until the end of September when we move in and on. Already, just a few days into knowing what’s next […]

51 comments Read the full article →

Where did my baby go?

July 31, 2010

Remember the Lion? I definitely do. He was that nice and totally adorable guy who had the unfortunate luck to schedule a date with me just one night after my first date with John Bear. I met him on a day in the park with Benjamin but at the time, was also juggling the Tiger […]

26 comments Read the full article →

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 […]

21 comments Read the full article →

Co-Parenting and Mrs. Brady

January 11, 2010

I am not sure working like this is entirely healthy for anyone, let alone a single mom. My back and shoulders are a tight, tangled mess of nerves and poor posture induced kinks. My face keeps breaking out and my bedroom is constantly messy, always a sign of being too busy to breathe. I need […]

26 comments Read the full article →