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single mom relationship

Single Moms and Dads: Dating and Blending Family Advice

June 13, 2012

So… we had our first Google Hangout. None of you were actually there to “hang out” with us. I’m not surprised, it’s a weird new medium and you’d actually be on camera!!! Talking directly to us. Totally freaky. But, so many of you there chiming in on Facebook, asking us questions on Twitter and we […]

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Kissing in front of the kids (gasp).

January 24, 2012

I know I will get blasted for this one. But, whatever, bring on the hate. This is reality, this is love and this is modern parenthood. We both put our children first and care about them more than anything in the world. What’s the most amazing of all is how much we have all fallen […]

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On the other side…

January 3, 2012

It is our second date. Our first date after our coffee date. So, in my mind, this is our first real date. I am wearing my favorite gray Calvin Klein dress. It’s just short enough, but not too short and hits mid thigh. To keep off the Fall chill I’m wearing my light brown suede […]

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On Prince Charming…

October 6, 2011

He holds my face in his hands and says before kissing me, “Are you feeling this?” “Yes,” I answer, relieved. “It’s not just me, then?” “No. It’s not just you,” he says. “Has this ever happened to you before?” I ask. “Nope.” He smiles into my eyes. “Me neither.” But we just met. This is […]

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Romance in the air?

September 13, 2011

The leaves are falling, the days are shorter, there is Halloween stuff every where, I just found an awesome vintage fur coat at a thrift store and I find myself wishing I had a manperson to share it with. But why? I don’t want to be wanting one, when clearly there isn’t one anywhere on […]

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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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Single Mom Question: Why can’t I commit?

May 25, 2011

I promised you a series devoted to your questions about being a dating single mom. And here is the first. This one is from April. “I am so happy being a single mom that I find it hard to settle into a relationship.” “I have been divorced for five years now and a single mother to […]

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Love and rear view mirrors.

April 9, 2011

The rear view mirror on my car fell off four weeks ago. I didn’t think much of it, and dismissed the mirror’s unfortunate demise as a random twist of fate and yet another thing I would have to add to my to-do list. At first, it felt uncomfortable, not being able to see what was […]

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Keeping busy.

January 27, 2011

Busy is good when your life has changed so dramatically. I feel numb now. The shock has worn off and Benjamin and I are trucking along like we were before John came into our lives. I have found that taking out the trash alone, warming up the car in the morning and even sleeping in […]

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A very good question.

January 10, 2011

Had to pull out this fantastic comment from Sara to my last post. “Does it bother you that John is probably reading all this right now? That’s the first thing I thought of when I read your post about the break up. Do you sometimes find yourself writing things in these past few posts for […]

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