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Brave or just crazy?

August 25, 2009

I had lunch with a fellow social media diva extraordinaire yesterday. Known online as Advergirl, Leigh Householder, is just as awesome as you think she would be. She’s charming, witty and bursting with all kinds of class and smarts. I just adore her. “That was really brave,” she told me when I relayed the story [...]

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The weekend

June 7, 2009

On Saturday morning John Bear (he now has a first name) and I headed up north to Cleveland for his cousin’s wedding. Between meeting his entire family and the ceremony we took a drive and made a few pit stops along the way. The first to snap a shot of this and the second to [...]

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Single Mom S.O.S.: Should I leave my ex alone with my son?

August 9, 2008

Krissy is a single mother to her 7-month-old son. Two weeks after she told her boyfriend she was pregnant, he dumped her for someone else. She’s been alone ever since. But now Krissy wants to go to college in the fall but she can’t afford day care (did I mention being a single mom is tough). Here’s what she wrote me, “He (my ex) is so irresponable with him, he wont listen to me when I try to tell him things, like support him better when you hold him, (he has almost dropped him several times) he has fallen off the bed in his care, he got stuck under a chair in his care, he often ignores him. I’m so afraid something terrible is going to happen to my son out of neglect…”
I think it’s clear this guy should not, under any circumstances, be left alone with his son. What do you think?

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Beam me up, Scottie: To Denmark Please!

August 8, 2008

Two weeks from today – I’ll be here. With this guy… And now it’s starting to set in. I haven’t let myself think about it. I try not to get excited about things. Instead, I stay cool, calm … and then just a few days before it happens – I freak out.

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A new smile.

August 6, 2008

Funny how little I care after seeing him in that much pain. Glad it’s gone. Sayonara dead tooth. Too bad though. Especially after all of the hard work Benjamin put into getting them in the first place… here is teething at 5-months…

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A bond no man can break. Sorry guys.

August 4, 2008

Last Thursday night Benjamin woke up screaming in pain. I ran upstairs. His body was lurching forward and backward, legs kicking. Finally I calmed him down and said, “Is it your tooth, baby? Does your tooth hurt?” “Yes, Mommy.” “Okay. Listen. Tomorrow morning, first thing, we’ll go to the Sticker Doctor (the dentist) and he’ll [...]

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Life is short, get a divorce.

August 2, 2008

I’ve got nothing, so I’m giving you another fantastic link that’s sure to get your brain going or at the very least, entertain you for a second… The reason for the link? Because I love you – and I want to make you smile. And I don’t have much time to write tonight. Spent today [...]

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Top 5 Single Mom Movies

August 1, 2008

1. E.T. How long has it been since you’ve seen E.T.? It had been years for me. I completely forgot that Elliott’s mother is a single mom. Do you remember the scene in the kitchen with Elliott says “Dad would believe me.” Wow. And Benjamin LOVES this movie. There are flying bikes, the moon, frogs, [...]

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This shit ain’t easy (a bedtime story).

July 31, 2008

Today sucked. Everything caught up with me. Working full-time, being a mom, trying to date – mix all of that with a good dose of self-doubt and you’ve got the ingredients for one grumpy mama. I’m also dead tired. Last night Benjamin kissed me good night and prounced off to my bedroom, jumped into my [...]

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Video: Cowboy Benjamin thwarts Mommy.

July 24, 2008

On a lighter note … this is hysterical and it’s all real. This Saturday afternoon I let Benjamin entertain himself in front of the recording iMac again. This time I gave him a cowboy hat … but that’s just the beginning. Watch what happens when I show up with some clean clothes.

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