From the category archives:

Mommy Stuff

Happy Single Mother’s Day.

May 13, 2012

A video love note to all of you… my sisters in arms, my single mothers, my modern day super women – you are truly remarkable, don’t forget that.

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What Next?

November 30, 2009

I’m asking my single mom readers what I should make next to feature on my single mom blog, a ring, a t-shirt, a tote or a sexy apron?

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Big Boys and Girls

September 4, 2009

I spotted my first fallen leaves in the grass of the baseball diamond near my post office last Thursday. The bag over my shoulder was bursting with little brown packages. Each containing a silver or bronze new leaf necklace destined for one of you. I make this walk to the post office, with Murphy in […]

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New roommates

July 13, 2009

Take a look at this one. Even down to his fuzzy little tail, he’s got muppet written all over him. And just when I thought I’d never see a dog that looked more like a muppet this one showed up.

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This land

July 4, 2009

On this day, the birthday of this huge plot of land we call our country, I think we all know how lucky we all are to be here. Even though shrouded in a veil of uncertainty and expected to trust the same people who drove this ship into these troubled waters, we keep going. For […]

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Smooth Operator

June 28, 2009

While the rest of the world continues to spin, with all of its good news and bad, there is one little universe that remains unchanged. The universe of Benjamin, where he must – by now – have realized that he’s kind of cute. He’s also learning how to play the adults in his life like […]

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Shedding

June 21, 2009

I’m just imagining what it would be like, that’s all. It’s a perfectly logical thought process when you have a child and when you want more. But I’ve been married before. My only experience with that institution is absolute misery and then fighting to get out as fast as I could.

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Boys

June 18, 2009

I have three brothers and two sisters. You would think I’ve seen it all but I haven’t. Nope. Like this… This thing Benjamin does when the mood strikes, or when we have a far distance to walk to in a rush. In this case we were dashing to a bush so he could pee because […]

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Kroger grocery store bathroom. A protest.

May 31, 2009

I can’t be sure but I think you are all going to like him as much as I do…  Click here to watch the video.  And here are those eyes I’ve been raving about. There aren’t many words for any of this.  ——– For more on where this Bear fellow came from click here… or if you’d […]

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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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