From the category archives:

Divorce & Custody

Mia’s Story, Part I

January 6, 2009

One thing about a divorce or separation is the division of everything in the house. Some things go. Some stay. Unlike the broken pieces of our hearts and souls… we can control our environment. Undoubtedly one of the best ways to heal is to change things up. Paint. Decorate. Anything to get out with the […]

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Eyelashes

December 27, 2008

All of Benjamin’s life people have commented on his eyelashes. “They’re from his father, ” I say. They are amazing. Like little butterfly wings. He also has his father’s body – his shoulders, his legs, his torso and even his little butt. But he has my smile, my eyes and my eyebrows. Like any mother, […]

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A Letter To the “Other Woman”:

December 23, 2008

Because it just has to be said. Last week I broke the news that my best friend Mia’s boyfriend and the father of her child is moving out. Catch up here if you missed it. Your responses were overwhelming and she read every one of them. Your thoughts, encouragement and advice meant the world to […]

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Ex-mas Etiquette

December 17, 2008

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Joining the club.

December 16, 2008

She’s been my best friend my entire life. And now, she’ll be a single mom. Her boyfriend of six years and the father of their four-year-old daughter is moving out – the catalyst – an affair he’s been having with a young co-worker. On Saturday night she called me, her voice hushed and fringing on […]

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Don’t Let the Ex-Bugs Bite

December 14, 2008

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The Married Single Mom

November 16, 2008

Relaxation Relaxation I’m trying to do it all and it’s catching up with me. Something has to give. Can’t be Benjamin. Can’t be my job. Can’t be my home. Actually, I can’t drop anything. So it seems I need to add something to make everything else easier. Like yoga class for example, or maybe Pilates. […]

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A new frontier.

November 9, 2008

I’ve finally found some words, between the haze of my viral infection – here you go… the start to the story of how I met Mr. Man. The story, as you know, is still unfolding. We met at the bar my mother and I used to frequent after my father died. Mom and I were […]

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Mr. [Blank] – Your turn…

October 30, 2008

My father loved bringing my mother breakfast in bed. He would also clean the dishes after dinner – every single night, even when he cooked. When he’d come home from work he’d seek her out, “Where is my beautiful wife?” “Upstairs Dad, ” we’d sigh. When he found her he’d scoop her up into a […]

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The Dirty Laundry.

October 23, 2008

Men, men, men. They certainly are falling from the sky lately. Leah, of Mama Dharma.net, a phenomenal single mom blog I just discovered, asked me what my secret was in her comment on my last post. And I have to answer because I think each and every one of you has the potential to unlock […]

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