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No book, wedding plans and co-habitiation.

November 8, 2010

There will be no book after all. I pulled the plug on the book project after feeling as if I was being pushed down a path that wasn’t right for the book. Most of the details I’ll spare you from – but, I have learned a few very valuable lessons. The first is that I […]

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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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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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Cabin Fever, Part 4

October 6, 2008

The single parent club. Dating, for us, is inexplicable. It’s like nothing we’ve ever experienced before – this is a universal truth. The little pile of red flags I’ve been collecting is now filled with a few land mines. The biggest one being the fact that we can’t see each other without our kids around

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Can he commit? Check his cab light.

August 6, 2008

My friend has fallen. Totally and completely. Off the deep end. In love. And the man… he’s falling too. They’re both young. Their lives are together. Everything is ripe for – BIG BREATHLESS PAUSE – marriage. (Yes, I said that scary “M” word) One huge reason for this – both of their cab lights are on. They’ve both finally decided, in their own time, that it’s time to settle down.

What do you think about the Sex and the City cab light theory? Is timing really everything? For my friend it is and I couldn’t be happier for her! They really, truly adore each other and I so want it to work out.

What is a cab light you ask?

A cab light (I’m stealing this from Sex and the City) is when someone, namely a man, is ready to get married. When a man’s cab light is on it means he’s ready for a long-term fare or committed relationship.

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On fake wedding rings.

June 13, 2008

I didn’t realize what a passionate and proud single parent I’ve become until I read this. And now, Kristin is linking to this blog from hers! Hello everyone! I thought I would give this topic it’s own post so that the controversy isn’t trickling all over the place in other posts. Here’s the issue that’s […]

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Who needs a husband anyway?

June 7, 2008

The Census Bureau reports that half of the 60 million American women who are 45 and older are single. In his News Day article, Peter Jackson writes that while many of the women are divorced or widowed others are “single by design.” He cites The New Single Woman, a book by E. Kay Trimberger, a […]

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Need to save your marriage? Talk to Mort.

May 18, 2008

This post was inspired by Google searches to my blog for “working harder than my husband.” I used to be there. When your man isn’t acting like a man, and you’re taking care of the kids, cleaning the house, cooking and bringing home the bacon – you start to wonder why in the hell you […]

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Should I leave my husband?

May 2, 2008

There were a few moments, split seconds of time when I knew I had to give up – that my ex-husband and I were impossibly different – and that he was impossibly uncommitted to truly being the best father and husband he could be. It’s when I knew I should leave my husband.

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Can this city girl handle the burbs?

April 9, 2008

I’ve officially launched my house hunt.

The neighborhood I’ve set my sights on is in the suburbs. The houses are adorable. There are plenty in my price range (thanks to the housing bubble burst) and the schools are top-notch.It’s not a cookie-cutter suburb, it’s an old suburb, but a suburb nonetheless.

Tomorrow I am cramming three house viewings into my lunch break. So tonight I popped Benjamin in the car for a little trip … our mission to get a feel for the neighborhood in the evening.

First we stopped and looked at a few houses from the street, like this one!

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