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Single Mom Zen

Did you choose to be a single mother?

September 22, 2012

On choosing single motherhood because of persistent tug in the gut. By Nancy from BC, Canada The single mama life came about to an unlikely target a few years ago. That target was me. Coming from a traditional, Portuguese Catholic family where life was mapped out for me- ie. – get married, make babies (yes, much […]

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And then he sings…

February 2, 2012

So, when he’s not working or chasing his kids around, Mr. Mister (or Seth, as you’ll find out in this video) is a singer/songwriter. He wrote this song during his separation. And I think, all of us single parents – moms and dads – can relate. I had to share and took this video during […]

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Mother’s Day Zen

May 8, 2009

And now… your Mother’s Day Zen (in lieu of our Single Mom Friday Zen) Contest: Leave a comment and you’ll be entered to win a special prize pack with a combination of the following: Happily Ever After Divorce by Jessica Bram. Second Spring by Dr. Maoshing Ni And I have two of these awesome games […]

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Single Mom Friday Zen

May 1, 2009

I want and cherish your opinion on everything so why not on the necklaces you’ll be wearing.  Look at the necklaces and then vote on your favorite. If two of them are tied or anything I’ll just offer both. (assuming the sellers are game). If they aren’t I’ll take off for India and find the […]

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Single Mom Friday Zen, V

April 17, 2009

I’m in love with my friendships. That’s okay, right?  One more step to normal, to trusting. I’m getting there. They may be baby steps but if I can form relationships with my friends that will last a life time, doesn’t that mean there’s a chance I could do the same with a man?  — no […]

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Single Mom Friday Zen, IV

April 9, 2009

Have you seen the preview for the Where the Wild Things Are movie? Turns out Max is the son of a single mom, the wild things are… well, I won’t tell you. Watch the trailer. This is probably the first family movie I’ve ever seen that directly takes on a single parent issue like this […]

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Single Mom Friday Zen, III

April 3, 2009

And because I wouldn’t be driving this car without you, we are who we are and only that, at peace with ourselves and blissfully unaware of what lies beyond the comfort of mommy’s warm kitchen. But just because we’re adults doesn’t mean we can’t get in on the bliss free, care free fun. Do yourself […]

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Single Mom Friday Zen, II

March 27, 2009

Buy yourself something.  Every once in a while, buying yourself a big present is totally okay. Especially when – nearly three years later – you’ve paid off the massive debt you assumed when you realized your bankrupt ex-husband’s credit card was also in your name.  If you do splurge, pass on the fancy jeans and […]

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Single Mom Friday Zen

March 20, 2009

There is a light at the end of every tunnel.  You just have to find yours.  When you see it, you’ll know. One hint: the light won’t be a person, unless you’re looking in the mirror. Fun weekend reading for you, while I scramble to get my house ready for an influx of party guests…  […]

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