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how to date a single mom

Something Missing

August 28, 2010

I have lost myself again. I am 10 pages deep into a journal from the 11th grade. I snap out of my self-induced memory trip, thank the cosmos for letting me survive high school, and stuff the journal tightly into the box. It fits perfectly next to the picture of my sister and I in […]

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Unexpected reality

May 27, 2009

A few weeks ago, or was it months? my ex offered, or did I ask? to take Benjamin two nights a week instead of one. For several weeks he upheld his new commitment, enjoying every extra moment with his son until on week four he told me he was tired. I understood. It’s hard. This […]

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How to Date a Single Mom, Part 6

December 21, 2008

The other night on Twitter (my new addiction) I stumbled across an interesting Tweet from a guy named Seth. Then I clicked through to his blog and felt like I’d slipped into the world of my male alter-ego. If I were a dude and childless, I think I’d be him. I immediately asked him for […]

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Single Moms and Love

December 7, 2008

Shopping with Benjamin is like pulling teeth. Shopping without Benjamin, as a nearly full-time single mom, is nearly impossible. Stores in general just scare the living shit out of me. So I’m doing 100% of my Christmas shopping online this year (I’m at least going to try my hardest). Besides, now that he’s 2.9, sneaking […]

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The ultimate prize: a single mom.

October 21, 2008

  My self-imposed man cleanse has been sublime.  But this weekend a man held my eyes with his. I swear he actually held them. It sounds so ridiculous doesn’t it? But the rest of the world vanished and for a moment this wild spirit of mine was completely still.   Now I’m standing over the […]

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How to Date a Single Mom, Part 5.

September 2, 2008

I don’t know why this feels like a confession. I’m not ashamed. I don’t even think anything I’m about to tell you is “bad.” It’s just that I’ve been keeping it from you and that in itself is more of the confession. I try to be as honest as I can here. The price to […]

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How to Date a Single Mom, Part 4

July 15, 2008

Nothing like the clarity of a 24-year-old’s mind to make you feel like a goof for psycho-analyzing yourself. So I have two more tips to add to my list on How to Date a Single Mom.. Guess what? We have baggage. But you don’t have to tell us that. Help us figure it out and you’ll be way ahead of the game.

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How to Date a Single Mom, Part 3

May 29, 2008

Thomas, aka “the Dane”, started reading this blog long before his visit. And this morning, I found this in my inbox – a guest blog entry from Thomas on his experience with Benjamin and I. For the men, this is the perfect addition to my series on How to Date a Single Mom. And for […]

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How to Date a Single Mom, Part 2

February 21, 2008

My entry on How to Date a Single Mom (for the guys) has been one of the most popular entries on this blog. I wrote it for one reason…to help the men who have truly fallen for one of us. And then this adorable comment came in the other day. Do you have any advice for a man who has fallen in love with a single mom? What can he do to earn her trust? Should he leave flowers on her doorstep? No, because then the kids would see it. Maybe a letter in the mailbox?

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Dating a Single Mom, Part 1

November 15, 2007

Hi guys. So you’ve fallen for a single mom? I don’t blame you. You’ve found a woman who has been put to one of life’s hardest tests – on her own – and survived. Single mothers are amazing. But, she’s created a life for her and her little ones and letting anyone in could be risky. If you want in, you’ve got to be patient, understanding and respectful. Here are some tips on how to date a single mom.

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