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

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

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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