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

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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

8 Tips For Dating A Single Mom

Next month marks my fourth year of being a single parent. My youngest happens to be four and a half years old. It perplexes me when I hear of a couple separating soon after the birth of their child. I think, “You just welcomed this little darling into the world. You’re supposed to be in bliss.” That’s how the story is supposed to go: first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage....more
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A Message to Single Moms

Being single can be tough. Being a single MOM can feel downright impossible. Especially when it comes to dating. So I'm going to tell all the single mamas out there, the very words I've needed to hear myself at times: you are worthy. Believe it, because it's true. ...more

Considering Preschool...Homeschool? {PART TWO}

In my last post, I explained why I'm considering preschool at home. In this post, I'll explain how we are doing just that!...more

Considering preschool...Homeschool? {part 1}

The year: 2014Age: 2.5Question: PreschoolI had no idea that this would be the big question of the year. When she turned 2, I felt like I still had AGES to figure out preschool. But then the big question started popping up everywhere....more

Ready, Steady

When it comes to the firsts, I’ve never been the best mom. Adam’s first word escapes me, as do Nicholas’s and Erin’s.  I know it was ma-ma or da-da, or some other monosyllabic chant that we appropriated and celebrated as an intentional word. But the details? Buried somewhere in memory, along with countless other things I failed to note in the almost-empty baby books that sit on my closet shelf....more

Yes and No

“Really, mom? It’s not like it’s the first time I’m leaving. Isn’t it easier now than it was last year?”That question came up as we talked about your move…six days and counting, now. You’d think it would be old hat by now, wouldn’t you, son? I love that you apply your stoic logic to matters of the mama heart, and if I remove myself for a second and look at it through clearer eyes, I can agree with you and see how silly I must look, my nose turning Rudolph red as my new companion, called ‘the ugly cry,’ crashes our party again....more
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