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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

This morning I forced Benjamin to watch Mr. Rogers. He had a rough day at school yesterday and Mr. Rogers seems to help. Mind control, brain washing, whatever you call it – it works. Especially when there’s a need to counter a weekend filled with Transformers and Star Wars Clone Wars – guilty. (we slipped […]

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April 24, 2011

It’s hard to tell, but Benjamin may be growing faster than Cement Marketing. And that’s quite a feat, believe me. Cement is up to seven (almost eight) team members. And Benjamin has grown an inch and a half in just the past two months. Today, after an Easter Egg hunt in the morning we headed […]

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The power of stars

January 17, 2011

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 getting a little rough before Christmas I created a star chart in the nook. […]

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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

Benjamin collapsed into a heap in the grass seconds after John Bear scored a goal. John and I were letting him win about 80% of the time and giving him a tough fight for the other 20%. After goals Benjamin would yell victoriously, “Benjamin wins again!” And during losing streaks he would cry out, whine, […]

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Single Mom Free Time

June 17, 2010

This video is for all of the mamas, not just the single moms, but I do want to know – do you even have free time as a mom and when you do, do you feel guilty if you don’t miss your kids? Here’s the deal: Benjamin is gone for 11 days. 11. Yes, I […]

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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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