From the category archives:

My little guy

Gremlins and candy.

June 22, 2012

A conversation with Benjamin (who just turned six). Benjamin: “Mommy, do you have to go to work today?” Me: “Yes.” Benjamin: “Why do adults have to work, even in the summer?” Me: “I’ll tell you, but you’re not going to like the answer.” Benjamin: “Tell me, tell me!” Me: With a dramatic pause, “Adults never […]

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Just married!

April 19, 2012

This Saturday, between soccer games and a birthday party for the boys, the kids asked us the same question they ask us every day, “When are you guys going to get married?”Seth, Lily and Cohen moved in one month ago. It felt right. It is right. And there’s no question that this is where all […]

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Different Shoes

May 5, 2011

I’ve been nominated by Circle of Moms as 1 of the Top 25 Single Parenting Blogs and would love your votes. You can vote daily, but that seems a bit much. Just one will do. And also, I wanted to share so you could see the awesome list of single parent bloggers they have put […]

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Easter

April 24, 2011

Living three months of my life without John Bear has made all Since John Bear’s return I have a clear vision of what our lives would be like without him and what our lives will be like with him. Choose your own adventure. During our break I started watching American Idol again. John was the […]

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The power of stars

January 17, 2011

One thing that has me completely pe One thing that has me completely pe Disciplining solo is without a doubt one of the hardest things to master as a single mom (if you ever do). I, for one, have yet to do so–but the older he gets, the easier it gets and when things started […]

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Mr. Handsome

August 23, 2010

A confession from the depths of my Mommy secret chest. I think I am already jealous of the girl who gets to keep my Mr. Benjamin when he’s all grown up into a handsome, dashing and delightfully sweet gentleman. Is this normal? Will I outgrow this? Or, am I destined to be a mother who […]

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Fire in the hole

August 12, 2010

“Are we still in Ohio?” Benjamin calls from the back seat. “Yes, we’re still in Ohio but we’re not in Columbus anymore. We’re almost to Athens. Your Daddy will be there, at the gas station in just a few minutes.” During our bi-weekly hand-offs I try to mask any emotion other than, of course, pure […]

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Learning how to lose

June 29, 2010

It has been 11 years now without a father to celebrate Father’s Day. But, fortunately for this lucky girl, John Bear’s father is just as amazing as his son. There is nothing quite like a good father. And if my Dad were here, he would love Papa Bear. Been a while since I’ve posted pictures. […]

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Single Mom Free Time

June 17, 2010

The stories behind the blog. The blog is just the beginning. In Ms. Single Mama Uncensored the secrets are out.Download your copy of Ms. Single Mama Uncensored: Dating, Sex and Love for $8.95 and find out: How my ex-husband and I met and fell in love More about the allusive Biker, my first single mom […]

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Family?

April 15, 2010

Being a single mom, small business owner/entrepreneur and blogger + girlfriend = frequent bouts of exhaustion and cravings for moments of peace and solitude. On one such afternoon, which happened to be yesterday afternoon, I collapsed on the couch while Benjamin hopped out onto the front porch to play with the sidewalk chalk. He was […]

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