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Passion or Stability?

August 22, 2017

Like all real things, there is a complicated side to ‘uncomplicated’.   Oh, how the lovely romantic entanglements we have can also be heartbreaking. My dream date with Adonis , for example. It was lovely, but also puzzling. Sharing each other’s presence, I got more of a sense of his vulnerability and intimacy than I get […]

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Dating Horrors, Molly Undercover Version

August 21, 2017

It’s time for another round of dating horror stories: A date with a guy that was not nearly as hot as I’d first thought: I am getting over being sick and only out with this dude due to boredom. This guy is AWFUL to talk to. When a guy launches into a speech on the […]

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Redefining Family Vacations

June 28, 2017

I’m going to need to be complainey here just for a minute, ok?  I promise, I’ll get it out of my system so we can get back to interesting and fun things tomorrow. But today, I had that ‘cry in the car’ kind of day, and each of my friends and siblings have done their […]

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The Kid’s First Birthday as a Single Mama

May 16, 2017

I’m navigating Tim’s birthday as a single parent for the first time. I just had such a hot mess of a phone call with his Dad about it. Background: we’re cooperative, but keep the communication to a bare minimum. I’m trying to be cool and functional and reasonable, but inside I’m still dealing with some […]

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Sad Clown in an Arcade

May 15, 2017

Sitting in an arcade for Tim’s birthday party with a bunch of twelve year olds. This is pretty much the last place I want to be right now, since I just had a little bit of a break up conversation with Cat Guy, and now I need to be fun and cheerful. It can hardly […]

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Ms. Single Mama 2.0

May 15, 2017

Hi! I’m Ms. Single Mama, version 2. A couple of years ago, I came across Ms. Single Mama and her blog. It was exactly one day after my (then) husband first told me he wanted to move out of our house. On the day I found Ms. Single Mama, I was sad, excited, and most of all, […]

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Love from a reader and another single mom.

March 15, 2013

I love hearing from you, my readers. I receive so many, it is hard to respond to all of them. Know that I do try. This email from Madison had to be shared. The fact that my blog helps all of you feel more confident, empowered, and inspired fills me with so much hope and […]

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Which is worse? Single motherhood or an unhappy marriage?

December 9, 2012

This is a question I have attempted to address head on in several past posts. But now that I am blogging here less frequently and spending all of my blogging energy on Beauty and the Biker, I wanted to leave a post up for a while that would spark comments and hopefully a vibrant discussion. […]

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New Leaf Necklaces (the Next Generation)

November 18, 2012

  Growth. Passion. Love. Limited Edition New Leaf Jewelry Collection in Pure Sterling Silver. A new beginning, a new leaf so you can just be… you. UPDATE!!!!  Buy the new, new leaf necklaces here on our new Etsy Shop.  ORIGINAL NEW LEAF ANTIQUED NECKLACE Now with a new lacquer on the leaves to ensure shine […]

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Losing you has been quite the gain…

May 23, 2012

We escaped this weekend – 15 minutes up the road from my hometown, beautiful Athens, Ohio – to the Nelsonville Music Festival. Benjamin and I have been to nearly every one. The first when he was just five months old. It was less than a month after I had left his father. We were there […]

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