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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 […]

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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 have been a dating single mom for over two years now. And the first thing I can tell you is this – it’s not easy. First you have to get past your divorce, the heartbreak, the anger and the tears. And then, once you are finally ready to get back out there, you have […]

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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, […]

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Ex-mas Etiquette

December 17, 2008

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Don’t Let the Ex-Bugs Bite

December 14, 2008

ingrid bergman kiss of death ingrid bergman kiss of death Too urgent for a video, and I want your input. Single Parent Dating Question #1 You know her as Tracy or Little Man’s Mom, she writes the blog A Brand New Day. I fell in love with Tracy the moment I discovered her blog because […]

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Mr. [Blank] – Your turn…

October 30, 2008

My father loved bringing my mother breakfast in bed. He would also clean the dishes after dinner – every single night, even when he cooked. When he’d come home from work he’d seek her out, “Where is my beautiful wife?” “Upstairs Dad, ” we’d sigh. When he found her he’d scoop her up into a […]

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