Single Mom: You are not the Father & That's Okay

This post is dedicated to single mothers who are currently raising or are preparing to raise young boys. ...more

Don't tell me I can't do'll only waste your breath!

Don’t tell me I can’t do something…you’ll only waste your breath.I absolutely hate it when people try to tell me I can’t do something. Sure, my life is incredibly busy and I’m usually running instead of walking to get where I need to be but that doesn’t mean I’m any less capable of achieving goals than anyone else in this world!...more

Just me and her tonight

I was reminded of something very important tonight. I was reminded of how important it is that we spend quality one on one time with our children whether they are an only child or have ten identical twins....more

I'm Single, Not Divorced, and why must you know, Ms. Nosy Parker?!

I must confess that up until recently, I did not pay much attention or care about personal data that are required for so many standard forms: medical documents, school forms, intake information. I have to admit the recent addition of the option - to the effect that 'one prefer not to answer' or share one's gender - to most forms rather intriguing. If we're being so nebulous about our gender(s), does this option extend to other facets of our lives, such as our status? ...more

Human of the Week Goes To....

Magnet DesignThis week was a test of my new weekly spotlight; I chose Jenn, Rachel and Cerebral Palsy. It was a good experience for me, learning more about the disease, the family and the emotions involved. The intent is to create 2-3 blog posts per week on the family and their special needs, having done 2 posts on Jenn, and researching for next week, I decided I needed to expand this a bit. The 2-3 blog posts will remain the same but I will be adding a new feature - Human of the Week (HOW)! Guess who wins this week? Jenn!! Congratulations!...more

Secrets to Happy Single Mommyhood

Single motherhood can be challenging but also hugely rewarding. Here's my top secret to successfully managing a well-rounded fulfilling life and becoming a single mom superstar.Ready for it....Know exactly who you are and truly, deeply appreciate those parts of you!So how do we get clarity on who we are and what we love most about ourselves? It requires some deep reflection and a serious personal assessment session with yourself. Here are three simple steps....more


It was one of those mornings where my place seemed even smaller than it was....more

What is a KidAble Life!!!???

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.  Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.  Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.  Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.  Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. ” Calvin Coolidge ...more

A Letter To The Boys That Stole My Heart

To my dearest sweetest kids,...more

Not what a doctor visit should be.....

So many things to think about, so many new stresses.  After losing a child and knowing too much about medicine, I worry everyday.  I pray that my daughter will be ok and this child will be born healthy. ...more