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Did you choose to be a single mother?

September 22, 2012

A while back I asked you, my lovely readers, for some stories. I have been writing here for years and now it is your turn. I want to hear from you–why are you a single mother? Why did you choose this path? Or was it chosen for you? How have you evolved? What are your […]

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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

Christine Coppa of’s Storked! recently finished her memoir on becoming a single mother and the title? Rattled! Very appropriate, don’t you think? Order your advanced copy here. Like me, Christine, was 26 when she found out she was pregnant. Three months later her boyfriend made it clear he didn’t want to be a part […]

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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

Benjamin and I went to a dude ranch this weekend. We started out together. Then Benjamin demanded to ride by himself. He won over the ranch hand with his powerful persuasion tactics and took the reins. And here he is, fleeing from me… knowing I was about to haul his butt into the car to […]

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Single Mamas for Obama

September 3, 2008

I couldn’t help it.  I had to make this t-shirt. Buy yours here. Mine is on the way. UPDATE – My shirt just arrived. And like it says on the order form they run SUPER SMALL. So order two sizes up. I got a Medium and it just barely fits. Still LOVE it though. I […]

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Mr. Right Now (aka: my confession)

September 1, 2008

I don’t know why this feels like a confession. I’m not ashamed. I don’t even think anything I’m about to tell you is “bad.” It’s just that I’ve been keeping it from you and that in itself is more of the confession. I try to be as honest as I can here. The price for […]

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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

Pronunciation: mommy’s \ˈmānt-nən(t)s man Function: noun 1. A man a single mother calls for any repairs around the house or in the bedroom. 2. Crucial for single mom survival. 3. Can be boyfriend, lover, ex-boyfriend, neighbor or friend with benefits. 4. Term is only used as a joke between adults (usually the maintenance man and […]

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