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Did you choose to be a single mother?

September 22, 2012

On choosing single motherhood because of persistent tug in the gut. By Nancy from BC, Canada The single mama life came about to an unlikely target a few years ago. That target was me. Coming from a traditional, Portuguese Catholic family where life was mapped out for me- ie. – get married, make babies (yes, much […]

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On chilling out

July 22, 2009

Every guy I’ve dated since becoming a single mom has told me, “you need to relax” or “you never relax” My reaction has been the same each time. I stand there and kind of stare at them while scratching my head and then try my like hell not to ask them what the think chill […]

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That Couple

June 1, 2009

Larry is in his seventies but his eyes are young. He had a major hand in creating the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, a thriving tourist destination for Athens County and his energy seems to be endless. He’ll never acknowledge his age with words or by his actions and I find this amazing and inspiring. We’ve […]

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Get Rattled!

November 6, 2008

MSM: After JD’s father left you have said you were bitter, but have since let that go. What helped you forgive and move on? Christine: There’s no point to live life bitter. Life, mine in particular, is beautiful. I have a healthy, happy, thriving child, an awesome career and loving family and friends. I’ve been […]

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My worst enemy…

October 27, 2008

The grocery store. Forget the skyrocketing grocery prices that make me clench my jaw and actually tighten my grip on the shopping cart handle- the grocery store is my enemy anyway. It’s the ultimate test of my will and my skills as a single mother. It’s such an odd place too. All of these people, […]

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Dude, he’s a natural.

October 27, 2008

We spent the entire weekend out at Grandma’s… I saw my new dude as well. He’s convinced – beyond all reason, perhaps – that we are destined for each other. I try to talk him off of the ledge, telling him it’s impossible for us to know anything yet but he’s not budging. He’s there […]

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Single Mamas for Obama

September 3, 2008

My first post, How to Date a Single Mom, Part 1 is a nice list of what men can expect when dating a single mom. But it lacks detail.  And of all of the e-mails I receive, the most common are e-mails from men who have fallen for single moms and the theme question is […]

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Mr. Right Now (aka: my confession)

September 1, 2008

I never loved nobody fully, always one foot on the ground. And by protecting my heart so truly, I got lost in the sounds… I hear in my mind all of these voices. I hear in my mind all of these words. I hear in my mind all of this music. And it breaks my […]

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August 28, 2008

Just wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that tonight the first candidate raised by a single mother will accept his nomination for President of the United States of America.

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Mommy’s Maintenance Man

August 27, 2008

It’s my last night here. I’m trying to stay awake. So – just a warning – this post is mildly crazy and scattered. Right now it’s 8:41 pm at home but 2:41 am in Denmark. My logic is that staying awake will force me to sleep on the plane and avoid jet lag. Trying to […]

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