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Divorce & Custody

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” […]

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On healing a broken heart.

December 11, 2011

The auditorium is full. We have all been called here for a special event, an hour assembly featuring a guest speaker. A woman walked onto the stage with a man. The two were here to tell us about sex, or I should say – to tell us why we shouldn’t have sex. After the man […]

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Fire in the hole

August 12, 2010

“Are we still in Ohio?” Benjamin calls from the back seat. “Yes, we’re still in Ohio but we’re not in Columbus anymore. We’re almost to Athens. Your Daddy will be there, at the gas station in just a few minutes.” During our bi-weekly hand-offs I try to mask any emotion other than, of course, pure […]

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Overdue

November 15, 2009

Remember this? Now read this: Katherine, I bought insurance and have the confirmation. Let me know! I sent it 10 days ago, maybe longer. A Hi Alaina, Yes we received your package!! Thank you very much for being so generous. We were all blown away by the amount of earrings you sent. I have attached […]

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The hero deadbeat?

November 11, 2009

Remember this? Now read this: Katherine, I bought insurance and have the confirmation. Let me know! I sent it 10 days ago, maybe longer. A Hi Alaina, Yes we received your package!! Thank you very much for being so generous. We were all blown away by the amount of earrings you sent. I have attached […]

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The Trip Story: Part 3

August 23, 2009

When I started this blog I had one single mom friend, now I feel I have thousands and I don’t feel alone anymore. I know many of you feel the same way having found my blog. Often many of you send me photos of yourselves and your little ones and my heart melts each time, […]

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The wow factor.

April 26, 2009

When I was a little girl I never daydreamed about the white picket fence and the husband. In fact my daydreams didn’t include a man at all, they definitely didn’t include children. Instead I envisioned myself as a young, successful woman living in a white condo on the top of a skyscraper in New York […]

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Father Figure

April 8, 2009

It’s been so long since I’ve had a husband, or even a steady boyfriend for that matter, that I now can only imagine what it would be like. That’s literally all I’ve got. There’s nothing tangible left, not even an old pair of boxer shorts. At first, when Benjamin was just four-months-old, the memories of […]

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When the long lost father resurfaces.

February 11, 2009

Phew. Just saying that makes me nervous. Single mom or not, first dates can be pressure cookers. When I was 12-years-old I rode my bike to my first date… my first date – ever. I had spent the entire week fantasizing about what it would be like, wondering if he would try to kiss me […]

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Would you date yourself?

February 4, 2009

My comments have been upgraded by my WordPress geek friend, Brad Spencer. He’s awesome by the way – if you ever want to invest in a blog makeover.  Anyhow, now the comments allow us all to respond directly to a specific comment. You can also vote a comment up or down if you think it […]

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