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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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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. Benjamin worked hard to get those two front teeth in… here is teething at 5-months… And still… gnawing at 8 months. Not sure when they finally came in. I didn’t have this blog, no journal […]

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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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Oh…the pressure.

November 29, 2007

It’s less than one month away from Christmas. I have yet to buy a single present. I don’t know how I’m going to manage to afford them, let alone have the time to actually shop for them.

I was giving Benjamin his bath tonight and started humming a Christmas carol. I can never remember the words to songs, I have always just been a hummer. So, I’m humming along, he’s smiling – beaming actually – he loves music. And then I stop. It hits me like a ton of bricks. It’s all on me.

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Single motherhood – turns out, not so easy, but not so tough either.

November 19, 2007

Being a single mom is tough. But like anything else in life – you get used to it. you adapt, you become stronger and you survive. You also have the power of love on your side – the love you feel for your child is stronger than anything you’ve ever felt – itcompels you and drives you day in and day out.

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Cigarrettes, men and some major trust issues.

November 13, 2007

My new boyfriend and I decided to quit smoking – together. It’s the first time I’ve done something together, as a couple in years. Well, if you count my divorce, it’s been nearly a year. Knowing Saturday night was going to be a baby-free all-nighter we pick Sunday to go cold turkey. I’m scared. Scared to quit smoking and scared to enter into a verbal contract with someone – a commitment.

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