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single moms

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. We are cooperative but tense. I’m trying to be cool and functional and reasonable, but inside I’m still dealing with some strong feelings , and I know […]

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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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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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A very good question.

January 10, 2011

Had to pull out this fantastic comment from Sara to my last post. “Does it bother you that John is probably reading all this right now? That’s the first thing I thought of when I read your post about the break up. Do you sometimes find yourself writing things in these past few posts for […]

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A Single Mom’s Guide to Finding a Manperson

November 28, 2010

Blast from the past posts: Remember when Benjamin used to call every man on the street “Daddy?” I missed the third anniversary of starting my blog. Typically I give myself a pat on the back for making it this far without either a) quitting or b) losing all of my readers. And then I offer […]

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8 Days

September 12, 2010

In eight days we’ll be officially moving on to our lives with a John Bear and a Murphy Dog in the picture. And what could be finer? Dreams do come true. But this is just one of the dreams I had. The first was to escape my first marriage, the second to recover financially and […]

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Ms. Published Mama? Pinch me, now.

September 6, 2010

Something has happened again. Something I was not expecting in the least. You all know about our soon to be brilliant and dare I say, ground breaking, Single Mom’s Manifesto. I’m working on my first entry, assembling the mailing list and also am trying to figure out a way to make sure my return address […]

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Single Moms Wanted for National TV

August 30, 2010

Single Moms Wanted #1 Are you a recently or soon-to-be divorced mom? Are you currently going through a divorce? If so, a nationally-syndicated daytime talk show wants to hear from you ASAP. They’re hoping to follow your journey as you deal with your children, finances, friendships, family and dating. By participating, you can inspire and […]

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Something Missing

August 28, 2010

I have lost myself again. I am 10 pages deep into a journal from the 11th grade. I snap out of my self-induced memory trip, thank the cosmos for letting me survive high school, and stuff the journal tightly into the box. It fits perfectly next to the picture of my sister and I in […]

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Single Mom Manifesto

August 16, 2010

While basking in a few days off last week my mind went to wandering. Eventually I had a moment to sit and think about all of you and this blog, where it’s going and where it’s been; what it means to you and to me. I’ve been effectively avoiding the subject with myself, the subject […]

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