From the category archives:

Striking thoughts

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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Hindsight

September 7, 2009

“If everything works out with John, Benjamin won’t know a time when he wasn’t around.” As my therapist’s words sink in the last three years of my life flash through my mind; from the beginning when I packed everything up and moved into my mother’s, to the quiet nights at her house in the woods […]

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The other side

September 3, 2009

I spotted my first fallen leaves in the grass of the baseball diamond near my post office last Thursday. The bag over my shoulder was bursting with little brown packages. Each containing a silver or bronze new leaf necklace destined for one of you. I make this walk to the post office, with Murphy in […]

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My First Time

August 2, 2009

And he told him to do it… While this one cheered him on. Last night Benjamin woke up screaming clutching his little blue Transformer car, “Mommy, Mommmmmyyyyy!” I ran up the stairs in a hazy fog and said, “What, Baby? What?” “I’m sorry,” he whimpered. “For what?” “I ripped your head off.” “Huh?” I was […]

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On quitting your day job.

May 31, 2009

You would think taking a zip line across a mountain canyon would be more frightening than finding the Moth Man. But it wasn’t. You would also think letting someone hold you and tell you he’ll be around for years, not months, would spark that bitterly familiar fear of love. But it hasn’t. There are no […]

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Memories

March 3, 2009

My first memory is of toddling behind my mother along a dark hiking trail somewhere out West.  I must have been about Benjamin’s age. A few hours earlier we had all split up. My father and some of my other siblings stayed on top of the trail while my mom and the rest of us […]

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The “wrong” Wal-Mart

February 24, 2009

“Waste some money on this honey,” a man said as I whisked through the automatic doors on a mission to find Benjamin plane toys and a new car seat. His buddy laughed. “Were they just talking to me?” I asked myself silently. Then I looked up and around and I realized I’d just walked into […]

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Moral Dilemma

February 23, 2009

They die hard. Still haven’t had a cigarette. Went through some major withdrawal attacks this weekend but Morgan was there to cheer me on… and I made it. This is hard though. I miss them already. Those evil little cancer sticks. I’m not sure if I can do this. I’m just not. But I know […]

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Almost there…

February 19, 2009

I haven’t had a cigarette in 48 hours. Feel free to cheer me on. I need it, badly…  because on the inside this is about how I feel: Also on my list of shit that’s really fucking with me: Benjamin is sick as hell. I am too. I’ve been working from home. I’m frustrated. It […]

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Oh snap. This is hard.

February 18, 2009

MY VIRTUAL HELLO BEN JAMMIN’ A NOTE FROM THE WAR ZONE SINGLE MOMS & DATING Modern Single Momma and I take to the streets of San Francisco to interview men on what it’s like to date a single mom. HOW TO DATE AS A SINGLE MOM See my pictures on Flickr. Prince Charming can kiss […]

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