Ms. Single Mama Videos

Once upon a time, I got married…

wedding-dress

And then my Prince Charming turned into a frog.

After marriage counseling, much soul ringing and yet another really nasty fight I decided it would be better to raise my four month old son alone than in that environment. So I packed up my things and left my husband, my career and my friends to move in with my mother and become a single mother.

During my first year as a single mom, I was hunting – searching for someone to rescue me.

Then something happened.

I opened my eyes and realized that I didn’t need a man at all, I just wanted one. There’s a big difference.

One year, many bad dates and a new apartment later I started this blog… everything that followed is documented here. Start at the beginning , watch my videos or catch up with a copy of Ms. Single Mama Uncensored: Dating, Sex and Love, a 120 page eBook that includes all of the back stories and juicy secrets you won’t find on my blog.

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The Kid – Benjamin

About-Ben

My true Prince Charming, Benjamin is now 4 years old. And, even though being a single mom is by far the most challenging circumstance anyone can imagine – I’d never want it any other way, and he’s the reason why.

The Single Mom – Alaina, aka Ms. Single Mama

About-SingleMom

I’m a single mom but I’m also a single woman, a writer, a novice photographer and a blogger. My fans call me inspirational and refreshing while my haters call me “a disgrace to my gender” and a bunch of other things too nasty to publish. I’ll let you decide what you think, but if you’re a total jerk there’s a good chance I’ll delete your comment – because the world has enough negative energy already.

The Boyfriend – John Bear

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He’s cute, he’s fuzzy and he loves to cuddle. But those are just a few of the reasons why I call him the Bear (and why I love him so much). You’ll have to read more to find out the rest.

And, P.S., it took me 7 months to add him to my About page. Did I mention that I have had commitment issues?

Meet John Bear here.

—–

Questions?

Start with my Frequently Asked Questions page.

My Business

Working for other people made it hard to leave work when Benjamin was sick or to even leave right at 5:00 to pick him up from school. So I started my own business. So far, very good.

cementmarketing_logo

Visit Cement Marketing.com, my Web Development, Search Engine Optimization and Social Marketing firm in Columbus Ohio for my blog on social and search marketing.

—-

Really? I’ll take it.

My blog was listed as one of the Top 100 Must-Read Blogs by Women by Blogtreprenuer.com.

Guaranteed Addictive

Once upon a time, I got married…

wedding-dress

And then my Prince Charming turned into a frog.

After marriage counseling, much soul ringing and yet another really nasty fight I decided it would be better to raise my four month old son alone than in that environment. So I packed up my things and left my husband, my career and my friends to move in with my mother and become a single mother.

During my first year as a single mom, I was hunting – searching for someone to rescue me.

Then something happened.

I opened my eyes and realized that I didn’t need a man at all, I just wanted one. There’s a big difference.

One year, many bad dates and a new apartment later I started this blog… everything that followed is documented here. Start at the beginning , watch my videos or catch up with a copy of Ms. Single Mama Uncensored: Dating, Sex and Love, a 120 page eBook that includes all of the back stories and juicy secrets you won’t find on my blog.

Characters

The Kid – Benjamin

About-Ben

My true Prince Charming, Benjamin is now 4 years old. And, even though being a single mom is by far the most challenging circumstance anyone can imagine – I’d never want it any other way, and he’s the reason why.

The Single Mom – Alaina, aka Ms. Single Mama

About-SingleMom

I’m a single mom but I’m also a single woman, a writer, a novice photographer and a blogger. My fans call me inspirational and refreshing while my haters call me “a disgrace to my gender” and a bunch of other things too nasty to publish. I’ll let you decide what you think, but if you’re a total jerk there’s a good chance I’ll delete your comment – because the world has enough negative energy already.

The Boyfriend – John Bear

701

He’s cute, he’s fuzzy and he loves to cuddle. But those are just a few of the reasons why I call him the Bear (and why I love him so much). You’ll have to read more to find out the rest.

And, P.S., it took me 7 months to add him to my About page. Did I mention that I have had commitment issues?

Meet John Bear here.

—–

Questions?

Start with my Frequently Asked Questions page.

My Business

Working for other people made it hard to leave work when Benjamin was sick or to even leave right at 5:00 to pick him up from school. So I started my own business. So far, very good.

cementmarketing_logo

Visit Cement Marketing.com, my Web Development, Search Engine Optimization and Social Marketing firm in Columbus Ohio for my blog on social and search marketing.

—-

Really? I’ll take it.

My blog was listed as one of the Top 100 Must-Read Blogs by Women by Blogtreprenuer.com.

Guaranteed Addictive

Once upon a time, I got married…

wedding-dress

And then my Prince Charming turned into a frog.

After marriage counseling, much soul ringing and yet another really nasty fight I decided it would be better to raise my four month old son alone than in that environment. So I packed up my things and left my husband, my career and my friends to move in with my mother and become a single mother.

During my first year as a single mom, I was hunting – searching for someone to rescue me.

Then something happened.

I opened my eyes and realized that I didn’t need a man at all, I just wanted one. There’s a big difference.

One year, many bad dates and a new apartment later I started this blog… everything that followed is documented here. Start at the beginning , watch my videos or catch up with a copy of Ms. Single Mama Uncensored: Dating, Sex and Love, a 120 page eBook that includes all of the back stories and juicy secrets you won’t find on my blog.

Characters

The Kid – Benjamin

About-Ben

My true Prince Charming, Benjamin is now 4 years old. And, even though being a single mom is by far the most challenging circumstance anyone can imagine – I’d never want it any other way, and he’s the reason why.

The Single Mom – Alaina, aka Ms. Single Mama

About-SingleMom

I’m a single mom but I’m also a single woman, a writer, a novice photographer and a blogger. My fans call me inspirational and refreshing while my haters call me “a disgrace to my gender” and a bunch of other things too nasty to publish. I’ll let you decide what you think, but if you’re a total jerk there’s a good chance I’ll delete your comment – because the world has enough negative energy already.

The Boyfriend – John Bear

701

He’s cute, he’s fuzzy and he loves to cuddle. But those are just a few of the reasons why I call him the Bear (and why I love him so much). You’ll have to read more to find out the rest.

And, P.S., it took me 7 months to add him to my About page. Did I mention that I have had commitment issues?

Meet John Bear here.

—–

Questions?

Start with my Frequently Asked Questions page.

My Business

Working for other people made it hard to leave work when Benjamin was sick or to even leave right at 5:00 to pick him up from school. So I started my own business. So far, very good.

cementmarketing_logo

Visit Cement Marketing.com, my Web Development, Search Engine Optimization and Social Marketing firm in Columbus Ohio for my blog on social and search marketing.

—-

Really? I’ll take it.

My blog was listed as one of the Top 100 Must-Read Blogs by Women by Blogtreprenuer.com.

Guaranteed Addictive

But I’m not done.

New clothes = wonderful. Shopping and switching websites in one day = hard.

So, this is my new website. You won’t notice many changes (a ton behind the scenes). There are still a few teeny tiny kinks to work out. The Link page and Comment pictures will be up soon… the other missing pieces will follow too.

I’m not going to freak out about it. So let’s get back at it, shall we?

Shopping.

I bought:

  • 1 pair of skinny jeans
  • 2 superfluous blouses
  • 2 that I absolutely can’t live without

I didn’t not buy a rain jacket, a pair of rain boots or an umbrella.

BUT. I had fun and decided to tailor my trench coat that’s too big instead of buying a new one… and I’ll just wear my cowboy boots (the waterproof pair). Copenhagen rain solved. Small trade for super cute jeans, some cute tops and the cute pink shoes (still a maybe on the shoes).

I’m trying really hard not to feel guilty.

During my first year as a single mom I was broke. Totally broke. I learned how to live off of next to nothing but now that I have money again… I feel horrible spending it. To curb my guilt I’m going to pat myself for saving so much lately. Some tips of mine – and then share yours.

How I save money as a single mom.

1. No T.V. (Cable)

Sounds crazy but everything I watch is online now. LOST (Abc.com), The Office (NBC.com) and the Daily Show (Hulu.com + tons of free movies like Secret of Nimh for the wee ones). No cable bill saves me $60-80 a month and a LOT of time. I also share my wireless internet with my neighbors (they know about it). Benjamin has a DVD TV in his room for movies and he watches Handy Manny, Thomas & Elmo on iTunes.

2. No eating out for lunch.

Been slipping up on this big time in the past few months. But this will save you hundreds a month. Pack a lunch.

3. Less energy.

It’s been a hot summer. I use the AC sparingly. All year round I turn off the lights, take shorter showers. It all adds up.

4. I traded my SUV for a Ford Focus.

So hard yet so damn easy. Ditch the gas guzzlers. I traded my SUV in for a new Ford Focus, didn’t lose anything on the trade. Same car payment but $150 (and counting) less a month in gas.

5. NO SHOPPING. By myself. Ever.

(When you’re leaving for Denmark in 7 days) Oops! Guilty mama going to pass out.

How do you save money as a single mom? And what do you think about those shoes?

Once upon a time, I got married…

wedding-dress

And then my Prince Charming turned into a frog.

After marriage counseling, much soul ringing and yet another really nasty fight I decided it would be better to raise my four month old son alone than in that environment. So I packed up my things and left my husband, my career and my friends to move in with my mother and become a single mother.

During my first year as a single mom, I was hunting – searching for someone to rescue me.

Then something happened.

I opened my eyes and realized that I didn’t need a man at all, I just wanted one. There’s a big difference.

One year, many bad dates and a new apartment later I started this blog… everything that followed is documented here. Start at the beginning , watch my videos or catch up with a copy of Ms. Single Mama Uncensored: Dating, Sex and Love, a 120 page eBook that includes all of the back stories and juicy secrets you won’t find on my blog.

Characters

The Kid – Benjamin

About-Ben

My true Prince Charming, Benjamin is now 4 years old. And, even though being a single mom is by far the most challenging circumstance anyone can imagine – I’d never want it any other way, and he’s the reason why.

The Single Mom – Alaina, aka Ms. Single Mama

About-SingleMom

I’m a single mom but I’m also a single woman, a writer, a novice photographer and a blogger. My fans call me inspirational and refreshing while my haters call me “a disgrace to my gender” and a bunch of other things too nasty to publish. I’ll let you decide what you think, but if you’re a total jerk there’s a good chance I’ll delete your comment – because the world has enough negative energy already.

The Boyfriend – John Bear

701

He’s cute, he’s fuzzy and he loves to cuddle. But those are just a few of the reasons why I call him the Bear (and why I love him so much). You’ll have to read more to find out the rest.

And, P.S., it took me 7 months to add him to my About page. Did I mention that I have had commitment issues?

Meet John Bear here.

—–

Questions?

Start with my Frequently Asked Questions page.

My Business

Working for other people made it hard to leave work when Benjamin was sick or to even leave right at 5:00 to pick him up from school. So I started my own business. So far, very good.

cementmarketing_logo

Visit Cement Marketing.com, my Web Development, Search Engine Optimization and Social Marketing firm in Columbus Ohio for my blog on social and search marketing.

—-

Really? I’ll take it.

My blog was listed as one of the Top 100 Must-Read Blogs by Women by Blogtreprenuer.com.

Guaranteed Addictive

Once upon a time, I got married…

wedding-dress

And then my Prince Charming turned into a frog.

After marriage counseling, much soul ringing and yet another really nasty fight I decided it would be better to raise my four month old son alone than in that environment. So I packed up my things and left my husband, my career and my friends to move in with my mother and become a single mother.

During my first year as a single mom, I was hunting – searching for someone to rescue me.

Then something happened.

I opened my eyes and realized that I didn’t need a man at all, I just wanted one. There’s a big difference.

One year, many bad dates and a new apartment later I started this blog… everything that followed is documented here. Start at the beginning , watch my videos or catch up with a copy of Ms. Single Mama Uncensored: Dating, Sex and Love, a 120 page eBook that includes all of the back stories and juicy secrets you won’t find on my blog.

Characters

The Kid – Benjamin

About-Ben

My true Prince Charming, Benjamin is now 4 years old. And, even though being a single mom is by far the most challenging circumstance anyone can imagine – I’d never want it any other way, and he’s the reason why.

The Single Mom – Alaina, aka Ms. Single Mama

About-SingleMom

I’m a single mom but I’m also a single woman, a writer, a novice photographer and a blogger. My fans call me inspirational and refreshing while my haters call me “a disgrace to my gender” and a bunch of other things too nasty to publish. I’ll let you decide what you think, but if you’re a total jerk there’s a good chance I’ll delete your comment – because the world has enough negative energy already.

The Boyfriend – John Bear

701

He’s cute, he’s fuzzy and he loves to cuddle. But those are just a few of the reasons why I call him the Bear (and why I love him so much). You’ll have to read more to find out the rest.

And, P.S., it took me 7 months to add him to my About page. Did I mention that I have had commitment issues?

Meet John Bear here.

—–

Questions?

Start with my Frequently Asked Questions page.

My Business

Working for other people made it hard to leave work when Benjamin was sick or to even leave right at 5:00 to pick him up from school. So I started my own business. So far, very good.

cementmarketing_logo

Visit Cement Marketing.com, my Web Development, Search Engine Optimization and Social Marketing firm in Columbus Ohio for my blog on social and search marketing.

—-

Really? I’ll take it.

My blog was listed as one of the Top 100 Must-Read Blogs by Women by Blogtreprenuer.com.

Guaranteed Addictive

But I’m not done.

New clothes = wonderful. Shopping and switching websites in one day = hard.

So, this is my new website. You won’t notice many changes (a ton behind the scenes). There are still a few teeny tiny kinks to work out. The Link page and Comment pictures will be up soon… the other missing pieces will follow too.

I’m not going to freak out about it. So let’s get back at it, shall we?

Shopping.

I bought:

  • 1 pair of skinny jeans
  • 2 superfluous blouses
  • 2 that I absolutely can’t live without

I didn’t not buy a rain jacket, a pair of rain boots or an umbrella.

BUT. I had fun and decided to tailor my trench coat that’s too big instead of buying a new one… and I’ll just wear my cowboy boots (the waterproof pair). Copenhagen rain solved. Small trade for super cute jeans, some cute tops and the cute pink shoes (still a maybe on the shoes).

I’m trying really hard not to feel guilty.

During my first year as a single mom I was broke. Totally broke. I learned how to live off of next to nothing but now that I have money again… I feel horrible spending it. To curb my guilt I’m going to pat myself for saving so much lately. Some tips of mine – and then share yours.

How I save money as a single mom.

1. No T.V. (Cable)

Sounds crazy but everything I watch is online now. LOST (Abc.com), The Office (NBC.com) and the Daily Show (Hulu.com + tons of free movies like Secret of Nimh for the wee ones). No cable bill saves me $60-80 a month and a LOT of time. I also share my wireless internet with my neighbors (they know about it). Benjamin has a DVD TV in his room for movies and he watches Handy Manny, Thomas & Elmo on iTunes.

2. No eating out for lunch.

Been slipping up on this big time in the past few months. But this will save you hundreds a month. Pack a lunch.

3. Less energy.

It’s been a hot summer. I use the AC sparingly. All year round I turn off the lights, take shorter showers. It all adds up.

4. I traded my SUV for a Ford Focus.

So hard yet so damn easy. Ditch the gas guzzlers. I traded my SUV in for a new Ford Focus, didn’t lose anything on the trade. Same car payment but $150 (and counting) less a month in gas.

5. NO SHOPPING. By myself. Ever.

(When you’re leaving for Denmark in 7 days) Oops! Guilty mama going to pass out.

How do you save money as a single mom? And what do you think about those shoes?

Once upon a time, I got married…

wedding-dress

And then my Prince Charming turned into a frog.

After marriage counseling, much soul ringing and yet another really nasty fight I decided it would be better to raise my four month old son alone than in that environment. So I packed up my things and left my husband, my career and my friends to move in with my mother and become a single mother.

During my first year as a single mom, I was hunting – searching for someone to rescue me.

Then something happened.

I opened my eyes and realized that I didn’t need a man at all, I just wanted one. There’s a big difference.

One year, many bad dates and a new apartment later I started this blog… everything that followed is documented here. Start at the beginning , watch my videos or catch up with a copy of Ms. Single Mama Uncensored: Dating, Sex and Love, a 120 page eBook that includes all of the back stories and juicy secrets you won’t find on my blog.

Characters

The Kid – Benjamin

About-Ben

My true Prince Charming, Benjamin is now 4 years old. And, even though being a single mom is by far the most challenging circumstance anyone can imagine – I’d never want it any other way, and he’s the reason why.

The Single Mom – Alaina, aka Ms. Single Mama

About-SingleMom

I’m a single mom but I’m also a single woman, a writer, a novice photographer and a blogger. My fans call me inspirational and refreshing while my haters call me “a disgrace to my gender” and a bunch of other things too nasty to publish. I’ll let you decide what you think, but if you’re a total jerk there’s a good chance I’ll delete your comment – because the world has enough negative energy already.

The Boyfriend – John Bear

701

He’s cute, he’s fuzzy and he loves to cuddle. But those are just a few of the reasons why I call him the Bear (and why I love him so much). You’ll have to read more to find out the rest.

And, P.S., it took me 7 months to add him to my About page. Did I mention that I have had commitment issues?

Meet John Bear here.

—–

Questions?

Start with my Frequently Asked Questions page.

My Business

Working for other people made it hard to leave work when Benjamin was sick or to even leave right at 5:00 to pick him up from school. So I started my own business. So far, very good.

cementmarketing_logo

Visit Cement Marketing.com, my Web Development, Search Engine Optimization and Social Marketing firm in Columbus Ohio for my blog on social and search marketing.

—-

Really? I’ll take it.

My blog was listed as one of the Top 100 Must-Read Blogs by Women by Blogtreprenuer.com.

Guaranteed Addictive

But I’m not done.

New clothes = wonderful. Shopping and switching websites in one day = hard.

So, this is my new website. You won’t notice many changes (a ton behind the scenes). There are still a few teeny tiny kinks to work out. The Link page and Comment pictures will be up soon… the other missing pieces will follow too.

I’m not going to freak out about it. So let’s get back at it, shall we?

Shopping.

I bought:

  • 1 pair of skinny jeans
  • 2 superfluous blouses
  • 2 that I absolutely can’t live without

I didn’t not buy a rain jacket, a pair of rain boots or an umbrella.

BUT. I had fun and decided to tailor my trench coat that’s too big instead of buying a new one… and I’ll just wear my cowboy boots (the waterproof pair). Copenhagen rain solved. Small trade for super cute jeans, some cute tops and the cute pink shoes (still a maybe on the shoes).

I’m trying really hard not to feel guilty.

During my first year as a single mom I was broke. Totally broke. I learned how to live off of next to nothing but now that I have money again… I feel horrible spending it. To curb my guilt I’m going to pat myself for saving so much lately. Some tips of mine – and then share yours.

How I save money as a single mom.

1. No T.V. (Cable)

Sounds crazy but everything I watch is online now. LOST (Abc.com), The Office (NBC.com) and the Daily Show (Hulu.com + tons of free movies like Secret of Nimh for the wee ones). No cable bill saves me $60-80 a month and a LOT of time. I also share my wireless internet with my neighbors (they know about it). Benjamin has a DVD TV in his room for movies and he watches Handy Manny, Thomas & Elmo on iTunes.

2. No eating out for lunch.

Been slipping up on this big time in the past few months. But this will save you hundreds a month. Pack a lunch.

3. Less energy.

It’s been a hot summer. I use the AC sparingly. All year round I turn off the lights, take shorter showers. It all adds up.

4. I traded my SUV for a Ford Focus.

So hard yet so damn easy. Ditch the gas guzzlers. I traded my SUV in for a new Ford Focus, didn’t lose anything on the trade. Same car payment but $150 (and counting) less a month in gas.

5. NO SHOPPING. By myself. Ever.

(When you’re leaving for Denmark in 7 days) Oops! Guilty mama going to pass out.

How do you save money as a single mom? And what do you think about those shoes?

Watch my latest videos on my YouTube Channel. Click here.

Single Mom Dating Advice Videos

Dating as a single mom is not easy but it can be fun and rewarding.

gettingbackoutthereThe key is to keep yourself focused on what really matters — your own happiness and the happiness of your children. If you have your own question about dating as a single mom please e-mail me at mssinglemama@gmail.com and title your e-mail “Video Single Mom Dating Question.”

Watch my single mom dating advice videos which include:

Single Mom Life Videos

Being a single mom definitely has its ups and downs. These are just a few of the videos that have made my readers laugh or cry (sorry everyone) over the past year or so… enjoy and thanks for watching.

singlemomtattooSingle Mom Tattoo this spring I decided to get a new leaf tattoo to mark the growth and change I’ve experienced as a single mom and as a woman over the past three years. This video rocks.
singlemomsickday1Single Mom Sick Day – a video I made when Benjamin and I both had the flu.
benjamminBen Jammin’ – my all time favorite video this one is of Benjamin rocking it out on the harmonica when he was just shy of two-years-old. Adorable!

My Single Parent Friends

mattlogelinMatt Logelin
I interviewed Matt in Chicago this winter on what it’s like to have a blog centered around his life and his daughter’s wife after the loss of Liz, his beloved wife. I think you’ll be moved by this video and by Matt’s strength. If you haven’t already discovered his blog – find it here.

zipliningmomsKristin of Better Now
In the spring of 2009 Benjamin and I visited Vancouver to visit and meet blogging buddy and single mom Kristin D. and her son Nolan. Our two boys drove us over the edge – literally.

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Dave April 17, 2009 at 3:12 pm

"Single Mom Sick Day" is a powerful video because it shows YOU. It makes me feel so much. It makes me remember when I felt there was so much missing in my life. (Too bad they didn't have bloggers then to show me how to heal quicker) That time was my childhood because my mom was divorced & remarried 11 times. Now I have grown older and healed and realize that I have nothing missing in my life. It is not about yesterday or tomorrow. It is about this moment. Keep writing that great blog. It helps others, as well as you. Bless you

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