From the category archives:

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

I could swim in them. The only bad thing about being in the dark with the bear is not being able to see them – ice blue, almost transparent and surrounded by his fuzzy face with a smile he saves only for me. The two together – the smile with the eyes make me melt […]

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Single Mom Friday Zen

May 1, 2009

I know I have been scant.  I hate that.  I have so many things to write about. But time is not my friend, especially when I have a video to edit. Here’s the result. I hope you love it as much as I do. Special thanks to Biggs at High Street Tattoo for coming in […]

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Single Mom Friday Zen, V

April 17, 2009

The wine had settled too fast.  I starred at the faces of the men, all looking for someone or something. Declaring that they were “finally ready” for the “right woman.” I let my hand slip off of my mouse, leaned back into my chair and sighed. What was I doing here?  A guy I’d been […]

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Single Mom Friday Zen, IV

April 9, 2009

Maybe I gave up. Maybe I just didn’t want to hear another “I can’t” or “I’ll try” – each one cutting a bit deeper than the last. But somewhere along the way I just stopped. I stopped asking my ex-husband to spend more time – time outside of his 36 hours a week – with […]

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Single Mom Friday Zen, III

April 3, 2009

[UPDATE: See bottom of post for the results] And because I wouldn’t be driving this car without you, you) pick my new Ford Fiesta. Here are my favorite options from Fiesta Movement Mission Control. [Note: one of the options is NONE, just to make that clear – I don’t have to have graphics on my […]

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Single Mom Friday Zen, II

March 27, 2009

I am single. And I like to think I am fabulous. But what if I’m not? I’m not digging for compliments here. I’m just trying to explore something so bear with me… My wrinkles are ever so subtly beginning to take over my forehead. My eyebrows are even falling. My gray hair is multiplying at […]

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Single Mom Friday Zen

March 20, 2009

There’s something I want to share with you about death. I’m assuming most of you have never lost someone in your immediate family – a father, a sister, a spouse or a son or daughter – because most of the people in my non-virtual life haven’t experienced death first hand. I even know men in […]

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