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View The Our Friends Album

Our Friends

The people we have met along the way.

View The 4th of July Album

4th of July

This weekend, I took a leap of faith, and headed up north to spend a night with John Bear and his family. I was worried about diving in with Benjamin - exposing him to all of these new faces, but it was beyond awesome.

View The Winter 2009-10 Album

Winter 2009-10

Oh, the weather outside is frightful but... we're still as busy as ever. Find the photographic evidence in this album.

View The Easter 2011 Album

Easter 2011

In which, we all have an amazing Easter during which I give up the camera to a stranger, Benjamin and John Bear.

View The Montana Album


Benjamin and I went out to Montana this summer (2011) to visit my brother Ezra.

View The Our wedding Album

Our wedding

Seth and I, thanks to the children's persistence, got married in the backyard one day. The post is here.

View The Me & Us Album

Me & Us

Pictures of yours truly and Benjamin.

View The Recently Album


Benjamin and I are always up to something - makes life more interesting that way, right? Check out this photo gallery to see where we've been recently.

View The Mission 1: Moth Man & The Bear Album

Mission 1: Moth Man & The Bear

My first Ford Fiesta Movement Mission was to cross as many states as I could in one day. Check out this album for pictures of my trip and to see the first published pictures of John Bear.

View The Your New Leaf Album

Your New Leaf

Photos of all of my lovely readers and fellow bloggers wearing their new leaf necklaces.

View The 2009 Fiesta Road Trip Album

2009 Fiesta Road Trip

John Bear and I took off in Fiesta Dave to reach a secluded cabin in the middle of the Poconos Mountains. Then it was off to New York City and then... well, you'll just have to stay tuned to find out the rest.

View The Fall 2009  Album

Fall 2009

My recently folder was too big, so I made this one. Fall 2009.

View The Spring 2010 Album

Spring 2010

Happy Spring! We absolutely love Spring, here is the photographic evidence.

View The Summer 2010 Album

Summer 2010

Summer, summer, summertime... oh, yeah.

View The Benjamin Album


My sweet and only one, little Benjamin.

View The My Leaf Tattoo Album

My Leaf Tattoo

I decided to get a leaf tattoo on the way home from my Fiesta Mission training. Inspired by the spirit of the mission and single moms... hope you like it!

View The Our Apartment Album

Our Apartment

When I left my husband I had to move into my mother's house for the first year. Some how I managed to get us back to the city and to my career which meant I got to pick out a new apartment. And even though it's small, this place is absolutely perfect and is Benjamin and I's little Heaven on Earth.

View The Joshua Tree Album

Joshua Tree

In February, Benjamin and I went out to Joshua Tree National Park. We rented a house in the middle of the desert just near the park and got a visit from Matt and Maddy.

View The Mother's Day Album

Mother's Day

On Mother's Day I went for a hike with the Bear and then to a picnic with my family.

View The Austin (SXSW) Album

Austin (SXSW)

SXSW Interactive in Austin - always a good time and an incredible chance to connect and learn.

View The Weddings Album


I'll be going to a few weddings this summer. I'll put the pictures here.

View The Trip to Vancouver Album

Trip to Vancouver

Benjamin and I went to Vancouver to visit my single mom blogger friend, Kristin and her three-year-old son Nolan.

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Megumi December 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm

This is cute! I was going to ask, what made you begin this. But now I know. I think I will also tune in. It looks like I will be among the last of my friends to have a falmiy and children. Totally okay with that, because there will be plenty of my friends books to read. All I have to do is turn to a friend and say, can we turn to this chapter, cause uhhhh I am there. I enjoy being the spectator of my friends married and falmiy lives. So I look forward to reading about your journey.


Marcos January 29, 2015 at 3:07 am

I dont know which board you want but Im pretty sure in those sizes the waist width of the board is about 25cm or 250mm. Now, forum dosent give you a boot size requirement for the individual board sizes. So I went on lib techs site and looked at their TRS 157 and it has a waist width of 25.3 and is for boot sizes 8.5 to 10.5. So this should give you a really good idea based on lib techs standards. I think as long as you have about a 25cm or 250mm waist width then you’re totally chill.


Sharon McMillan May 31, 2009 at 1:49 pm

We love, love Yellow Springs and vacation there almost every year (usually during their spring fair). Antioch University has undergone some difficult times recently…if not for that my daughter would be attending school there instead of somewhere else a little further north. I think I need a Ha Ha pizza…


Valeria December 9, 2012 at 4:01 am

I agree, it is so sad that not every couple in the cortuny is allowed to get married. It’s hard to understand that such discrimination exists in 2010! I hope the next generation will look back at our time and think, I cannot BELIEVE that was not allowed.Here’s to hoping.


Dhergham January 29, 2015 at 4:13 am

I just read a great review of Seven-Year Bitch; ptetry much in line with your assessment of a great vacation read.I’ve seen blurbs about To Be Sung Underwater all over the blogosphere but have yet to see a review; I hope you are enjoying it :)


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be less lame please!


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If you have a problem then stop reading her blog….please!


Jamie June 15, 2009 at 4:29 pm

there is NOTHING lame about this!! This is exciting :)


Lucy McBees October 10, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Hi Jamie,

That is very excited. I can believe, how can you be single mom!

Hope it would be very short.


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be less of a dick, please!


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PT-LawMom June 12, 2009 at 4:38 am

Awww, this is so cute!! He's adorable. :-)


ProfessorTruth June 15, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Sweet T-Shirt, Bear. Did you steal that from my bag when I was home for the weekend?


TorontoMama June 17, 2009 at 12:37 am

That's it. I have to get mine now.
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All the women in the pictures look beautiful and so strong. Single mamas do rock!


Sheila December 6, 2012 at 1:58 pm

must be fair to say that the french are iniiiddualistvc, in a not-so-humble way. if you get past that character of them, i guess you can go along well with any other nationalities. (i don’t really buy the donation thing.)i am not fond of french people but the very few i like i really look up to. (uhm, like truffaut and godard and bazin, haha)


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piscehanna June 17, 2009 at 3:07 am

Ugh can u tell I work in a cubicle from this picture of me?


supermomintraining June 17, 2009 at 6:43 am

i totally love that necklace!!!
but how can i get one from where i am now?!?! :(


mariley June 20, 2009 at 11:14 pm

love the necklace. pls let me know how to get one.


mssinglemama June 21, 2009 at 10:02 am

Hi Mariley –

You can buy a necklace here on this page…


Suevonne May 12, 2012 at 3:38 am

Thnkiing like that shows an expert at work


Pete July 5, 2009 at 11:10 pm

The "Yellow Guy" is Hot Rod, who became Rodimus Prime. I'm all about the Transformers.


Pete July 5, 2009 at 11:10 pm

The "Yellow Guy" is Hot Rod, who became Rodimus Prime. I'm all about the Transformers.


Linx January 28, 2015 at 10:35 am

It’s a relief to find sonomee who can explain things so well


Dorothy January 29, 2015 at 1:35 am

I’m not sure if I like the Sport Lux look, but I love the shoes regardless~ theers nothing wrong with a pair of Stella McCartney booties :) Visit me via | | | | | xxx Anna


Gitte Gorzelak July 16, 2009 at 11:15 pm

LOL it’s a very nice picture. The dog mug is funny though..


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a July 19, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Nice, red shoes!


April July 21, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Love the hair, you definitely look like a hot mama!!


Tomi July 31, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Glad to know you also have the “limited contact” rule.


erin. August 13, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Wow, totally cool that your at the Wayne County Fair.. so close to my PA Home. That’s not my favorite fair in PA but it does rank pretty high up there. Hope you have a great trip!


jen August 17, 2009 at 7:26 am

your moving to brooklyn? although your photos in nyc look a little more queens-like! can’t wait to hear more!


rbckim October 16, 2009 at 2:10 am

btw, what camera do you use again?


mssinglemama November 2, 2009 at 7:13 pm

I use a Canon Rebel. LOVE it.


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JR November 13, 2009 at 12:13 pm

At a girl! Shiner is like my favorite!! i missed SXSW :(


Shannon Kieta November 16, 2009 at 6:35 am

I love the pictures! You guys are the cutest couple! I LOVE those damn boots! I tried to order them, I couldn’t get them to fit around my calfs. It was hilarious! I was on the phone with the lady at midnight ordering these boots, we were both cracking up, I am in my kitchen with my husbands measuring tape, trying to measure my calf’s. Every pair of bot I liked…NOPE! My big calf wouldn’t hear to it! But they sure do look good on you! Shannon


mssinglemama December 27, 2009 at 7:57 pm

What a bummer! I hope they took them back…


Isabelle December 17, 2011 at 9:46 pm

It’s always a plseuare to hear from someone with expertise.


Ilsanebella January 29, 2015 at 3:13 am

More importantly how tall are you and what do you weigh. The boot will fit with that board just fine but your whgiet is a bigger deal, along with the type of riding you do. Make sure you fit in the whgiet class of that board. You can ride smaller if you ride a lot of park but don’t expect the same performance if you plan on riding a lot of groomers. If you ride powder then longer or wider are a good way to go or try out something with rocker.


Melissa Collins February 10, 2010 at 11:50 pm

I love lake Erie! My roommate is from Erie, PA and every summer around the 4th of July my other friend and I head up there to visit her for about a week! If you ever go to Erie sometime during the summer go to Presque Isle and drive to Beach 11…great scenery and in my opinion their best beach! =)


Anonymous April 30, 2010 at 3:37 am

i just ran into your blog and i love it…your are all of us single moms rolled into one and i love it…good for you…live your life and enjoy every moment and i hope to do the same…


Irene June 10, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Waoh I just ran into your blog like right now and man am I glad to read stories ,trial and tribulations of a single mother. I just became a single mother not too long ago – I have a 7 month old after a betrayal of a lifetime from the father – well not point of lingering in negatives.Well you have inspired me miss lady and I feel a bit alive again .Thank you for giving me hope that there can be love happiness and optimism again .


Nova McNeal January 18, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Hi my name is Nova McNeal and I’m a single mom of two beautiful daughters name Miracle and Hope. I really want to connect with other moms that are out there making it happen.


Nova McNeal January 18, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Hi my name is Nova McNeal and I’m a single mom of two beautiful daughters name Miracle and Hope. I really want to connect with other moms that are out there making it happen


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I would love to connect with other single moms and just rave and rant about anything under the sun.

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Michael Gunn October 5, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Being a single dad is not easy, even if the benefits and rewards of having a great kid are so kool, you still need more out of your life than just being alone with a great kid. As a busy dad and a working one who has time to go clubbing and bar hopping, I don’t, let alone organizing a guys night out so I could actually have the opportunity to go out on the prowl. And as we all know, those nights rarely produce results that would be suitable for a long term relation So that what brings me here to you. I am lonely to lonely I am good looking in shape and I want a woman to love to stand by me, ” her man”, Take me, it will make us both happy, I am a good one! My # is two one two four seven zero two nine zero seven, Please no crazy’sssssss.


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