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Butterflies vs. Lead Weights

February 21, 2010

When I met John Bear I didn’t have non-stop butterflies jumping around in my stomach. I didn’t ache or pine for him. I didn’t daydream about him, waiting for him to call. Instead, I felt like a level-headed woman, slowly falling for someone who swept me away with his generosity, kind spirit, sweet surprises and […]

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Trippin’, Part 2

August 13, 2009

When I meet a single and childless girl I feel an urge to sit her down and have a talk – like a grandmother would. No, honey, not that one. I don’t care how cute he is or how much money he makes. No, that doesn’t matter. He may be whispering in your ear and […]

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The dating front

May 4, 2009

I’ve met a bear. It’s quite ironic actually because after I wrote about the tiger and the lion, a bear showed up. What’s even odder is that so many of you had commented telling me only a bear would do. And I sat here reading those comments, wondering – perplexed. Why the bear? What’s with […]

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Cabin Fever, Part 3

September 22, 2008

I followed my gut. And my gut was right. It was marvelous. Cabin Man (who deserves another name all together and will now be called Kennedy) knocked the wind out of me. On my long drive through the gorgeous, albeit slightly frightening bible beating countryside, I let my mind wander and threw all of my […]

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A fairy tale ending?

September 11, 2008

Part 2 of A Muddy Single Mom, a Fairy Tale Sydney’s curse happened just one day after I’d taken Benjamin to the book store. If you follow me on Twitter you may have noticed my choice of the book store over the library, “Going to Barnes and Noble… books, trains AND cute men… ” The Twitter fairies went […]

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Single Mom S.O.S.: Body Check

September 4, 2008

  Is your body image in check? This one is coming from a fantastic new reader, we’ll call her Moon Beam… she’s a new single mom and is just now getting back into the dating game. In fact, she went on her first date as a single mom last night! But she’s concerned about how […]

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Baggage check: I won’t let myself fall in love.

July 12, 2008

I left my phone charger in California. And after one day with no interruptions and no friends to run my emotions by … I realized how nice it is to be disconnected. So I didn’t buy a new one. Now it’s been five days of phone free bliss and a lot of time to reflect. […]

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Copenhagen or Bust!

May 25, 2008

I bought a ticket to Denmark. I know what you’re thinking. She’s lost her mind! She’s wrapped up in a torrid love affair with the Dane! My little brother called me when he found out, “Alaina? You’re flying to Denmark? So you’re really serious with this guy, huh?” There was an obvious hint of concern […]

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Dear Single Men:

May 22, 2008

I would like to introduce you to a phone. That thing with numbers. You push them. Then you talk to the person on the other end, and if it’s a girl you’re asking out for the very first time you make the call at a reasonable hour – ask her questions about herself, yada, yada […]

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Top Spots to Meet Men (kid tested and mama approved)

January 8, 2008

If you are a single mom, meeting men to date is one of the most challenging parts about being a dating single mom. Here are my top spots to meet men. Kids tested and single mom approved.

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