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

A FEW REASONS I HATE THE PARK

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

Dinner And a Movie

In pulling my boots up after a recent "man-skirmish", I realized that I have never “dated”. Not in the traditional sense, anyway, getting to know someone over dinner and a movie. I did, though, go on a “date” a couple of years ago, we saw a movie then got something to eat. But I had no clue what to do after that. Do we go back to his house? Do I wait for him to call? Do I call?...more

Lone Ranger

I have a friend named Skeeter. She is always running in 27 different directions, taking her 2 kids here, there, and everywhere for different activities. She recently got a new car and I haven't totally adjusted to "spotting" her around town, but she always honks and waves!! I realized that she had called a few weeks ago and never called her back, so I immediately picked up the phone and called her. She was exclaiming as to her busy-ness and asked me, "Do you ever feel like you have to do everything on your own?...more

My Mom Doesn't Respect Our Santa-Free Christmas

Some of my parenting choices are a little bit unconventional. Not outrageously so, but mildly. I co-sleep and breastfeed my toddler. We did baby-led weaning. I skipped the purees and instead introduced table food at eight months. I don’t believe in spanking and I am not planning on telling my son that Santa Claus is a real person....more
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Facing Jason

My eyes find a small pile of Jason’s things I forgot when I gather his belongings together, which have now have found their way to the corner of my living room. What should I do with them? I guess I should return them. It’s time…time to get them off my floor, time to give them back to him, and yes, time to face him yet again.I feel my heart beat faster and my nerves tense as I drive to where he is staying. I don’t know why I seem nervous, maybe it’s because I have no idea what he will say or do. I can’t stop thinking about all that’s happened in the past few weeks....more

The Benefits & Challenges of Unplugging

There is a new rule at our house. I am the only one affected by this rule, which is okay as I am also the author and enforcer of it. It's simple. If I am with Troy, my phone is turned off. Doesn't sound like a big deal right? Makes perfect sense and shouldn't be difficult... but it's astonishing how often I reach for my phone throughout the day. It's become my hard drive and my mental crutch. (Who was the actor in that movie? Google. Where is this restaurant? Google. What did Obama actually say about bayonets? Google.)...more
@cb_wood It sure is! -Momomore