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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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Better than vitamins.

October 29, 2008

Read two of the most inspiring blog posts I’ve found by single mothers recently.

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The man in the kitchen.

July 20, 2008

My ex-husband has a little problem. He won’t let his girlfriend’s 7-year-old son call him Dad. As a result, our son, who he has for just 36 hours a week is now calling him by his first name too. He’s mimicking his psuedo step-brother. So what’s a jerky ex-husband to do? “Why don’t you just let […]

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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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Can single moms have married friends?

April 8, 2008

Is it possible for us single moms to be friends with married couples?

I have plenty of married girlfriends but they were my friends before they tied the knot. And I don’t see them very often. Not sure if it’s because they’re coupled up and don’t venture out much or if it’s because I just don’t have that much in common with them.

Am I way off base here? Do you have married friends?

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Momma Cum Laude’s daughter is here!!!

March 29, 2008

She’s a college student and also (officially) a single mom. Momma Cum Laude has been blogging about her pregnancy, her fears, her joys, her doubts in the father and everything in between for a few months now.

And today her daughter was born! Anna.

Head over and wish her the best.

I left my husband when Benjamin was just four months old…and even though he was an idiot of a husband, I can’t imagine being without him in those first few months. But Momma Cum Laude is living with her parents and has that much needed support.

There is nothing, nothing in this world harder than caring for a newborn. So hats off to you Momma Cum Laude…we are all sending you calming vibes and hoping you’re getting some sleep. And remember, sleep deprivation is a form of torture. So if you feel like you might absolutely lose your mind…that’s normal.

The best piece of advice I can give you: ask for help if you can. Don’t be too proud. I made that mistake and still do…

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She’s pregnant. Should she tell the father?

March 1, 2008

It’s a question so perplexing they’ve made movies about it … most recently “Knocked Up,” which I think is completely unrealistic. Laughable really. What are the odds that a man who you’re not even in love with would miraculously become your knight in shining armor? If the main character would have ended up alone – would that really have been such a tragic ending? On the contrary, I think it would have been a story of strength. The strength to realize that staying with someone just because you’re pregnant may actually be the wrong one.
Claudia just commented on my “I LOVE Being a Single Mom” post with this question:

“Does anyone on this site have the issue of contemplating whether to tell the father of the baby that you are expecting? I am in that situation right now and am torn whether to tell him.

In the end this is a very selfish society, mostly men’s selfishness and no consideration for the feelings of anyone. Very controlling, but if I do tell the father, it will be me controlling the situation. His excuse for not being with me, dating, bars, meeting friends and family has been that he has to take care of things such as college and his new career. So I would be causing him more stress and things to worry about. Or would I? Would he be so selfish that he as some men never contact me nor the child? Should I care what he thinks?”

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Celebrity Single Mom of the Month? Moi?

February 29, 2008

You may have noticed in my Polka Dot Love comment thread…but apparantly I’ve been named the Celebrity Single Mom of the Month. I was so flattered! Anyway – the blog is a great spot to keep up with all of our celebrity counter parts. For example, I just found out that Angelina is pregnant with […]

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Two new single mama bloggers you have to meet.

February 19, 2008

Two new single mama bloggers have captured my heart so I thought introductions were in order. Meet Mommy Pie If you like my blog – you’ll love Mommy Pie’s. She’s my kindred blogging spirit. I’ve been hooked since day one keeping up with her and little MP, a precocious and spirited little girl who sounds […]

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Getting over it.

February 12, 2008

My best friend is still trying to move on from a rough break up…and she’s a single mom. I’m running out of advice for her … and feel like a broken wheel. “It will just take time, you’ll be okay, he was a jerk anyway.” But in the here and now she’s hurting. And I’m running out of comforting words. I thought it might be nice to get some fresh perspectives – like yours!

We are all single mothers. And that means we’ve all dealt with a failed relationship or two. How do you cope? Are there any ways to make the pain go away a bit faster? How long do you wait to start dating again?

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