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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

The first time I see him it is through the glare of my laptop screen. I am smiling as I look at his profile pictures. My smile is almost obtrusive because I can’t make it stop. “Why are you smiling like this?” I say out loud. “Stop. Seriously, this is ridiculous. It’s just a profile.” […]

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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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Pictures

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

I didn’t take enough pictures. And I didn’t network enough, or attend enough panels and I didn’t rest enough. But enough with everything I didn’t do. I did meet a new friend. A friend I have had virtually through Twitter for years. And, as always, it never ceases to amaze me at how absolutely beautiful, […]

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Keeping busy.

January 27, 2011

Benjamin is requesting a kitty. I want to oblige him. Even though I know we would have to name it Rebound. Still… a cute little kitten can’t hurt anyone. The last two were kidnapped by the neighbor lady, so we have plenty of extra kitten room. Maybe two? Just so they can keep each other […]

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A very good question.

January 10, 2011

Something odd is happening. This break up is like none I have ever experienced before. I am sad. Sure. But I’m not broken. In the past I felt ripped apart, wide open and I wanted to fill it–as quickly as possible–with someone or something else. But not this time. And here’s the really weird part, […]

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