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single mom

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

Designed by me this time, inspired by you.  The new leaf necklaces are upgraded and made with pure sterling silver and 14K gold charms. And from what I can tell, the only jewelry created just for single mothers. We all wear them together and I believe they give us strength and inspiration. Even if we […]

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Losing you has been quite the gain…

May 23, 2012

So, a few weeks ago we had a house guest… Courtney Patton, one of Seth’s many Twitter connections. From Texas and in town for a convention, all the way up North, here in Ohio, she came to our door with an armful of sunflowers and wine. But we skipped the wine and went straight for […]

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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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New year. New job?

January 14, 2012

Three years ago this May I quit my day job. Some of you called me crazy, but most of you were cheering me on. I was “crazy” I guess. I left a solid career at a solid advertising agency during a recession to chase a dream of working for myself. Why? Because I was tired […]

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I need a wife.

September 11, 2011

There is a blog post here. In my head. But I don’t have time to write it. Darn it. I can’t believe I still have readers when I barely have time to write anymore. Such a bummer. But last week I hired a Business Manager and Client Services Director. My secret to success? Keep hiring […]

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