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

Life of a Solo Mama

At the entrance of our home there is a sign that reads,"Happy is what we make it. Always has been, always will be." Ironically the sign sits atop a coat hanger that is used mostly on rainy or cold, dreary days. It serves as a positive daily reminder to focus less on what appears to be "wrong" or missing in our lives and more on the many blessings we take part in everyday as a family. ...more

Pocketful of Bands, Rings or Posies?

“If you can guess what I have in my pocket, you can have it. You will need to guess it before I reach home”, I heard my manager pamper her daughter with these promising words over the phone. It was her daughter’s tenth birthday and she had organized a party in the evening. This meant a long day at work for me. My manager shared her work load with me and took off early for her more important chores. Obviously, I had to complete my set of tasks as well. After closing the urgent issues, I decided to call home to inform I will be late. It was evening seven when I called home....more

Doing More with Less

I wrote this in response to the BlogHer prompt: 'Tell us about a time you did more with less'.I was 2 weeks into a trip around South America for which I had left my home, job and boyfriend. I had spent all my savings and more, in my hurry to escape a bad situation at home. I came home when I found that I was already 6 weeks pregnant....more

Birth Song...


Celebrating 12 Years of Single Parenthood

This month is my 12-year anniversary of single parenthood, and I want to share 10 reasons I would not exchange this experience for anything in the world. From time to time, both married and single parents look at the other side of the fence and think the grass looks greener. All I know is the grass includes dry patches, weeds and thorns on both sides.1) The bond I share with my child is deeper than I believe it may be had I not been single....more

Single Mom Searching

I am a single mom searching. Searching for purpose and fufillment in life. Trying to raise healthy boys without much in the way of positive male role models being involved. Trying to battle against my own mental illness (major depression, PTSD, anxiety, borderline personality disorder) while helping my oldest son fight his battle against his (depression, anxiety, ADHD) too. Trying to be a full time mom/dad while also working full time, doing my best to make ends meet. Trying to find connection....more

If My Boss Hadn’t Been a Single Mom, I Would Be Toast

I have one full-time job, two kids, zero husbands, and no child support. This post is part of BlogHer's Women @ Work editorial series, made possible by AFL-CIO. ...more
Your boss is an angel in disguise. Stay encouraged.more

Congratulations on Becoming a Single Parent!

Congratulations on Becoming a Single Parent! OK, look, no one sets out to be a single parent (or few do) and we are bombarded with guilt, regret, and negative feelings.  Even if it was your choice to leave, leaving is still hard, especially with kids. But there's good news!  There's some really awesome things about being a single parent. 1. You get to make ALL the rules! ...more

How do some parents do it all?

I've got it pretty good. This I know. Things have changed a little bit with Athena starting school and me dipping my toes back into real estate, but a typical 24 hour period for me goes a little something like this now: ...more