My Mother never slept

When I was a teenager, I was convinced that my Mother didn't sleep. She was a single Mom with a restaurant job that required long hours. And on the nights that she worked a close shift followed by an open shift, I am pretty sure that she only got about four hours of sleep (at best)....more

Cultivate Friendships Not Just Babysitters

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To My Unexpected Co-Parent

Dear Sis,      A little over four years ago you became an auntie. You were so excited to take the role of the cool auntie. You planned to be there for your nephew when he needed a break from me, or I needed a break from him. You planned to be that voice of reason that only interjected when he asked or if no one else could get through to him....more
roya1788 Thank you for reading! Sisterhood comes in many forms so although you might not have a ...more

5 Reasons Single Moms Need a Support Team

I tell you there is nothing like your momma. There is nothing like having that person in your corner ready to jump in, no questions asked. That person who believes in you and your strength but is also always there when you have a moment of weakness. That’s my mom. She is all that and more. She is also the ultimate member of my support team. Yes my support team. Do you have one? All moms should have people in their lives that can offer a helping hand or just a listening ear....more

Stay Hopeful, Single Mamas

The dangers of single parenthood

My Mom is an amazing woman (thanks, Mom!). And she is a tough woman: Being a single mom to two children while holding down a full-time job is a rough gig. Because she worked 60+ hour weeks, I learned how to cook and clean, as well as how to look after myself and get myself where I needed to go. I'm probably a more independent person today because of her. ...more
"Experts advise that single moms learn to take time for themselves and not always put their ...more

Life As A Single Mom Between Two Worlds

We all know life isn't always unicorns and rainbows. We all have good days as well as bad. There are days when my life seems so perfect that I wouldn't trade it for any other. And by perfect, I mean a clusterfuck; faults, flaws, and hurts included in with all the smiles and fun. There are times when I absolutely adore this clusterfuck of motherhood, work, creativity, and adventure. ...more
Totally! I struggled trying to re-find my "fun self" for quite some time. It's also hard not to ...more

Where Are Your Balls? {my disappointments with modern dating}

DatewithLucy it really is a pain lolmore

Facing the Facts

Someplace Else

Most days are good days. I find my zone fairly early, and I write while the kids are at school so that I can pay the rent and buy the groceries and shop for the non-sparkly shoes. I am happy to see them walk through the door at half past three, listen to Erin tell me in great detail how her classes were and what she and her friends ate at lunch, and try like hell to nudge Nicholas to say more than ‘ugh’ and ‘I guess.’...more