From the category archives:

Forgiving the Ex

The wow factor.

April 26, 2009

There are few material things that ever really wow me.  Here are two. Benjamin’s new “water boots”. For the first time in three years Benjamin’s father bought him a pair of shoes. He had no way of knowing this but I’ve been trying to find a cool pair of puddle stomping boots for months. But […]

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My imaginary husband

April 6, 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. There’s nothing tangible left, not even an old pair of boxer shorts. Just pictures like this one. At first, when Benjamin was just four-months-old, the memories of […]

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Houston…

January 8, 2009

We have a problem. Or do we? Benjamin found my bra this morning and refused to take it off. In fact, I was late to work because of the mini tantrum that ensued when I told him he couldn’t wear it to school. The bra fascination will be a nice addition to his obsession for […]

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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, I […]

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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

A holiday question about our ex-men. Do you buy them presents from the kids? I will not be buying my ex-husband, Benjamin’s father, a Christmas present from myself. I think that’s a given. But what about a gift from Benjamin to his dad? Just shy of three, Benjamin still doesn’t really get the concept of […]

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Don’t Let the Ex-Bugs Bite

December 14, 2008

I just ditched some major baggage, but you’ll have to pop over here to this ad-free page to read it. I’ve been sleeping quite soundly ever since.

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Mr. [Blank] – Your turn…

October 30, 2008

Maybe I’m just in a giddy mood. Or maybe I have a very literal sense of humor. But this comment left by Mom Cat under my Ultimate Single Mom Contest post still has me giggling. I asked you all why you love being a single mom, here is her reason: “My house is mine again… […]

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The Dirty Laundry.

October 23, 2008

He shows up every Tuesday morning to pick up Benjamin. I gave up asking him about the massive credit card debt of his I had to assume or asking him to help out with Benjamin’s medical bills long ago. Instead I just brief him on Benjamin’s little happenings of the week – he doesn’t know […]

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How Do I Get Over My Ex?

October 15, 2008

Ask and you shall receive. Here’s the first question. A few days ago I discovered askejean.com and was inspired (but she answered her questions in less than one minute). Bear with me… because this shit ain’t easy. Related posts: The Rebound Year Should I leave my husband? Single Mom Dating Advice How to Get Over […]

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