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Dread Pirate Benjamin

November 2, 2009

In a flurry to find comfortable shoes before I started my new job I found these: And I have been wearing them ever since. They’re by Teva, so they’re beyond comfortable and oh so cute. I found them in a store in Charlottesville but you can also find them on for the lovely price […]

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Man things (and a video)

September 30, 2009

I had an amazing day yesterday… not because I am all in love and stuff (although that made it nice too) but because I got to see two of my best single and childless girlfriends. And now I’m wondering what or who I would be without them in my life. First, there’s Alison (who is […]

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Boxed in…

September 17, 2009

A word, if I may, about bikini wearing waitresses and other things that drive women nuts. If you are ever dating a guy and said guy walks into a bar with waitresses wearing bikinis, or a strip joint or a Hooter’s and then let’s say you get a bit upset by this. Perhaps your ex-husband […]

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The other side

September 3, 2009

I spotted my first fallen leaves in the grass of the baseball diamond near my post office last Thursday. The bag over my shoulder was bursting with little brown packages. Each containing a silver or bronze new leaf necklace destined for one of you. I make this walk to the post office, with Murphy in […]

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The Trip Story: Part 3

August 23, 2009

When I started this blog I had one single mom friend, now I feel I have thousands and I don’t feel alone anymore. I know many of you feel the same way having found my blog. Often many of you send me photos of yourselves and your little ones and my heart melts each time, […]

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The Trip Story: Part 2

August 19, 2009
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.

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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.

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Our wedding

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Summer 2010

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

View The Benjamin Album


My sweet and only one, little Benjamin.

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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.

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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.

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Trip to Vancouver

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

As we drove in to New York City and out of the gorgeous Poconos mountains, John Bear and I started wondering if we should have stayed in our peaceful cabin. But we knew his little brother, Patrick, was overdue for a visit. Easily one of the nicest guys on the planet, Patrick gave up his […]

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The Trip Story: Part I

August 17, 2009

Every one of us has a super hero inside, waiting to come forward, to save the day, to keep going in spite of the odds, to change a life (whether it be our child’s or our own). I know this because I can see it in my son’s eyes. I know life will take a […]

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Trippin’, Part 1

August 11, 2009

And he told him to do it… While this one cheered Last night Benjamin woke up screaming clutching his little blue Transformer car, “Mommy, Mommmmmyyyyy!” I ran up the stairs in a hazy fog and said, “What, Baby? What?” “I’m sorry,” he whimpered. “For what?” “I ripped your head off.” “Huh?” I was beginning to […]

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July 30, 2009

John Bear and I both got new looks last week. And I think you’re going to love the video… there’s also a back story about our first date. [My favorite part — how he can’t talk after I kiss him.] Thank you Fiesta Dave (you’re an absolute dream) and special thanks to Kevin at Dr. […]

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Seeing things

July 27, 2009

An excerpt from Ms. Single Mama Uncensored: Dating, Sex and Love, my eBook coming out on July 30th. The Crush Why losing your heart as a single mom is not an option When I first saw him I couldn’t stop staring but I tried. I started rearranging things on my desk, sorting papers and placing […]

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