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O’ Daddy, Where Art Thou?

June 20, 2008

Benjamin has this nasty little habit of calling every man in sight “Daddy.” I’m sure if his father had a greater presence in his life this wouldn’t be the case. I’ve convinced myself, actually, that he does this because I’m a single mom. It’s just killing me. It happens in the grocery store, at the […]

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Will our kids be worse off?

March 20, 2008

There’s a very interesting comment thread going on in an old post I wrote on how much I love being a single mom….

It’s a fantastic discussion between Dad’s House and another single father, Jim. They’re debating on whether or not our children, the children of single parents are essentially worse off because they’re being raised by single parents….

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The Ex Factor

March 19, 2008

You rarely hear mention of him on my blog. Maybe because it usually breaks my heart to write about it. Maybe because I don’t want Benjamin to read this someday and think his father’s a lousy (enter superlative of your choice here). But now that Benjamin’s two…soon there will be questions which means Mommy needs […]

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Shacking up…with another single parent.

February 6, 2008

With single parenthood on the rise, many single moms and dads are shacking up – with each other. Once I dated a single father who lived with two other single fathers. His house had a climbing wall from the kitchen to an upstairs playroom. The kids had each other and so did the fathers.

My single mama best friend, Abby, also just split her rent in half by taking in a roommate – another single mom. They found each other through Craiglist and in addition to being a great roommate, Cindy has also offered to baby sit and will undoubtedly help Abby out around the house.

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Toddlers are CRAZY!!!

February 1, 2008

My little baby has evolved into a full fledged toddler and these little monsters are totally nuts…and it’s driving me a bit nuts. Lately he’s just been fussing and whining. Pushing all of my buttons. And as a single mom this is enough to throw me over the edge. I can’t help but feel like a horrible mother. And with no one else around to help … all of the parenting pressure is on me. I’ve heard about the terrible two’s. I’ve been warned. But is this seriously how it’s going to be for the next two years? Seriously? This is pure insanity. How do moms do it? Especially when they have an extremely independent one like mine. Oh yeah – they’re all independent, right? This is when they start testing mom’s boundaries until she loses her mind.

Here’s a typical scenario in the Ms. Single Mama household:

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Am I Single Mother By Choice?

November 8, 2007

Am I a single mom by choice? My ex-husband says it was my choice to leave him so I have to deal with being a single mom.

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