From the category archives:


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 […]

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July 9, 2011

The pictures sneak up on my when I least expect them. They fall out of a book I haven’t opened in years, or peek out from underneath a folder on my mother’s desk. Why are they here? Chance, I’m sure. But there they are. Pictures of my ex-husband and I at our wedding. Tears in […]

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Where did my baby go?

July 31, 2010

John took Benjamin out for the morning, they’re using the first ten dollars he’s ever earned ($4.00 from last night’s Lemonade stand with Sydney, and $5.00 from today’s chores) to buy a toy. I’m here at home organizing boxes and boxes of baby clothes, sorting them by age. All of them are a mess, tossed […]

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If I do it again

March 30, 2010

If I do get married again… IF, I said. IF. Don’t get all crazy on me now. If, I say I do again things will be ultra low key. I can’t rationalize spending a gazillion dollars on a wedding, I would rather use the money for a down payment on a house or paying off […]

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Katie’s Story

September 15, 2009

I used to talk to myself in the shower. Now, I do it here. I left my husband when my son was just four months old. I started this blog about being a single mom, one year later. During that first year, I was hunting – searching for someone to rescue me. Then something happened. […]

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The Trip Story, Part 4

August 26, 2009

On the Friday after the Wednesday night when we finally got home, we took off again. This time Benjamin and Murphy were stuffed into the back seat and we were driving John’s car instead of Fiesta Dave. Even after hours of driving on our vacation, John never could get comfortable driving the stick. The rehearsal […]

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On Weddings

June 5, 2009

I looked up at my little sister. I had my wedding dress bunched up around my thighs and I was squatting on the toilet in my aunt’s house. “Don’t ever do this, ” I said. Getting married, the actual wedding part, was painful for me. Maybe it was because I was marrying the wrong man […]

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Single Moms and Love

December 7, 2008

Finally! My video of Morgan and Ronnie is finished. We shot this on my trip to Kentucky with Mr. Man a few weeks ago… I think you’ll find their advice on being a dating single mom and finding love incredibly valuable. As you know, there are no easy answers. Some of the questions we address […]

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