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single moms

Birds and Bees

May 27, 2017

A great resource for any of you considering a divorce My single mom friend and blogger, Emma Johnson, is such an inspiration. I met her years ago at the 2012 BlogHer conference. At the time, she was just about to begin her own blog on being a single mother. Flash forward to today and she […]

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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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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

Something odd is happening. This break up is like none I have ever experienced before. I am sad. Sure. But I’m not broken. In the past I felt ripped apart, wide open and I wanted to fill it–as quickly as possible–with someone or something else. But not this time. And here’s the really weird part, […]

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A Single Mom’s Guide to Finding a Manperson

November 28, 2010

I haven’t been this excited about the holidays in years. I credit our new house and everything it brings, warmth inside and out. The cozy feeling of slippers on my feet, sweat pants and a blanket on the couch with a newspaper on Sunday mornings. Whatever it is, I have discovered that deep inside of […]

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8 Days

September 12, 2010

Went to the grand opening party of this ridiculously awesome t-shirt company. Homage. They’re based in Columbus but sell to the world on their website, Homage.com. Has absolutely nothing to do with single motherhood, but has everything to do with cool. And the t-shirts are SO cozy. I bought a size small Cleveland is THE […]

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Ms. Published Mama? Pinch me, now.

September 6, 2010

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

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Single Moms Wanted for National TV

August 30, 2010

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

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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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