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The Trip Story: Part 3

August 23, 2009

John Bear jumped out of bed at 7:00 am to feed Fiesta Dave’s meter. We’d parked in a haze of exhaustion.  After spending the entire day in New York City we hit a monstrous traffic jam on the way into Philadelphia. Between reading our iPhone maps and asking cab drivers which turn to take next […]

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On Weddings

June 5, 2009

I looked up at my little sister. I had my wedding dress bunched up around my thighs and I was squatting on the toilet in my aunt’s house. “Don’t ever do this,” I said. Getting married, the actual wedding part, was painful for me. Maybe it was because I was marrying the wrong man or […]

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Father Figure

April 8, 2009

Maybe I gave up. Maybe I just didn’t want to hear another “I can’t” or “I’ll try” – each one cutting a bit deeper than the last. But somewhere along the way I just stopped. I stopped asking my ex-husband to spend more time – time outside of his 36 hours a week – with […]

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My imaginary husband

April 6, 2009

It’s been so long since I’ve had a husband, or even a steady boyfriend for that matter, that I now can only imagine what it would be like. There’s nothing tangible left, not even an old pair of boxer shorts. Just pictures like this one. At first, when Benjamin was just four-months-old, the memories of […]

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My Camera (and My Aprons).

March 27, 2009

You’re all asking about the camera.  I thought you might but I didn’t want to shock you with the sticker price of my newest toy in my last post. To me, $679.00 is a hell of a lot of money but I splurged on this puppy anyway. Why? Because life is too damn short not […]

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Bye, Bye Daddy?

January 17, 2009

“I talked to someone who works with your ex’s girlfriend,” my friend said. “Really? And?” “She is acting all excited saying he bought a new car and they are all moving to Canada – together.” My face lit up and then crumbled all at once. Certainly, it must have. I can’t hide anything. It’s annoying. […]

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Eyelashes

December 27, 2008

All of Benjamin’s life people have commented on his eyelashes. “They’re from his father,” I say. They are amazing. Like little butterfly wings. He also has his father’s body – his shoulders, his legs, his torso and even his little butt. But he has my smile, my eyes and my eyebrows. Like any mother, I […]

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Ex-mas Etiquette

December 17, 2008

A holiday question about our ex-men. Do you buy them presents from the kids? I will not be buying my ex-husband, Benjamin’s father, a Christmas present from myself. I think that’s a given. But what about a gift from Benjamin to his dad? Just shy of three, Benjamin still doesn’t really get the concept of […]

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Don’t Let the Ex-Bugs Bite

December 14, 2008

I just ditched some major baggage, but you’ll have to pop over here to this ad-free page to read it. I’ve been sleeping quite soundly ever since.

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Mr. [Blank] – Your turn…

October 30, 2008

Maybe I’m just in a giddy mood. Or maybe I have a very literal sense of humor. But this comment left by Mom Cat under my Ultimate Single Mom Contest post still has me giggling. I asked you all why you love being a single mom, here is her reason: “My house is mine again… […]

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