Why are you a single mother?

I left my ex-husband when my son was only 4-months-old. Read my post on Why I am a Single Mother to find out why.

Are you advocating single motherhood?

I am an advocate of happy children. Period. By leaving my husband my son and I were able to flourish both physically, emotionally and even financially. Rather than witnessing a horrible marriage, Benjamin lives in a happy and loving environment – and always will (if I have anything to do with it). Many women find my site through the post “Should I Leave My Husband?“. I encourage everyone in an unhappy marriage to exhaust all options before ending the relationship. This should include therapy, marriage counseling and a lot of soul searching. In short, I am an advocate of happy single mothers. Most of us didn’t deliberately choose this path but here it is and we need to make the best of it.

How do I start dating again?

Dating as a single mother is incredibly challenging. Most of us are stuck in mommy or work mode and the idea of spending another ounce of our energy on a man can be overwhelming, let alone finding the time to actually go out on a date. If you think you’re ready to start dating again start here.

Where are Benjamin’s two front teeth?

My son will probably be a mountain climber one day. He’s been walking since he was 10-months-old and has absolutely no fear. Until his two-year-old balance kicked in he had quite a few falls and tumbles. In one of these falls – on Christmas morning in 2007 – he cracked one of one of his front teeth. The dentists recapped it but the cap didn’t last and they had to pull it out. Without the first front tooth to protect the other another fall killed the second one. Read more about Benjamin’s teeth and my kid’s lack of fear here.

Where is your son’s father?

Benjamin’s father lives just shy of two hours from our house. He has visitation rights and sees him once a week for 36 hours. He is originally from Quebec, Canada and I sometimes think he may go back home one day.

Recently he offered to take Benjamin for two nights a week instead of one. My theory is that it’s because Benjamin is older now and easier to take care of – he also needs his father more than ever and has been asking about him constantly. I’m just playing this day by day, keeping their bond in tact with the best interest of my son always in mind – before mine or my ex-husband’s and so far that little rule has not failed me.

How tall are you?

I’m 5’9″. Believe it or not many of you have e-mailed me with this question. Weird. But there you have it. I’m also a middle child and one of six. My astrological sign is Aries and I like sushi.

What’s the deal with that Ford Fiesta?

In March of 2009 I applied to be a Ford Fiesta agent and I was one of the 100 socially web savvy agents chosen. In exchange for the car (which I’ll have for six months) I have to complete a new mission every month. Not too shabby considering the missions are going to be awesome. Check out all of my Ford Fiesta agent action on my Fiesta Movement agent page here.

If you have any other questions, please leave a comment and I’ll get you an answer.

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