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Hello, my lovelies.

August 30, 2014

It’s been a while. How are you, my beautiful readers? So many of you are still here, finding this blog at the start of your journey as a single mom as you type in a search term looking for answers and support. Know that I miss you always, think of you constantly and wish I […]

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The big announcement…

May 17, 2013

We have some rather big news, coming in a teeny, tiny package. More details on Beauty and the Biker.  xoxo Alaina

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A New Relationship: How to Tell the Kids

January 13, 2013

My single mama friend called me last night. “Hey lady, I really need your advice on something,” she sounded fearful and scared. I thought the worst. Maybe she and her new man were breaking up. “Charles and I are definitely going to get engaged,” they just know – as Seth and I did- that they […]

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New Leaf Jewelry

October 15, 2012

I’m bringing it back. But I need your input… click here and chime in.      

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Where to find me.

August 31, 2012

Lately I’ve been hooked on Instagram. If you use it, please find me @mssinglemama. You’re missing all kinds of good stuff from the day to day battle lines of blending a family. Also if you haven’t been over to Beauty and the Biker lately, check it out. The kids went back to school, Lily and I […]

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How Ms. Single Mama Will Live On. I need you!

July 31, 2012

Thanks to all of you who have hopped over to I love that you are there, continuing our journey with us. We just had a really fun thrift giveaway. You wouldn’t believe the bag I found. So cute!   For those of you still here and still very much single mothers I have a […]

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A new home.

July 19, 2012

Some of you have just discovered Ms. Single Mama, some of you have been here since the beginning. All along the way we’ve shared our trials and our victories and it’s been an absolutely incredible experience. I think this blog has truly accomplished something magnificent. This is evidenced by the emails I still get every […]

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Myrtle Beach

July 2, 2012

After our flight, and after they’ve examined every inch of the suite, the kids are bursting with excitement to get down to the ocean. Seth takes them right away and I dive into the big, cozy bed. A few minutes later, I am sound asleep. The ocean right there. Loud, intrusive and extremely humbling. Nature’s […]

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The waiting.

June 24, 2012

I talk like it’s easy to be single. I tell you all how fantastic it can be. But, I had my moments. My moments while I was waiting and wanting to find love. I kept myself preoccupied and even believed I had found it when in fact, I had not. I loved and learned. Broke […]

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Pure magic.

June 15, 2012

As a doctor’s daughter, I practically grew up in a hospital. I spent nights in his office. I don’t know why, I guess I just wanted to go to work with Daddy and sleep in his uncomfortable hospital cot. Point is, I know hospitals and I can say with authority that the new Nationwide Children’s […]

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