Your Ex's Time With the Kids is Your Time to Take Back Your Identity

When I stumbled across “Why I Cry in My Car Every Wednesday at 6:45am” by Lauren Napolitano, Psy.D., my first thought was that she was headed to a job she hated. But then I learned her devastation was caused by honoring a shared custody agreement. I was indignant, angry even, that she would catch a case of the boo-hoo-hoo’s because her girls were headed to daddy’s house for a few days. Many women, myself included, don’t have the luxury of a healthy co-parenting relationship....more
LNapolitanoPsyD  I definitely understand and that's why I tried not to only look at your ...more

Divorce, Blame, and Poverty

Ralph Reed, the founder of Faith and Freedom Coalition, asserts that the “no-fault divorce revolution” is the source of US economic woes and that laws making it harder for people to get divorced would help poor woman and children more than more food stamps would....more

What's It Like to Work With Tyler Perry? Zulay Henao And Wendi McLendon-Covey On 'The Single Moms Club'

You've seen her on ABC's The Goldbergs and Steve Harvey's Think Like a Man, and if you she made you laugh on screen, you can imagine what it was like interviewing, Wendi McClendon-Covey. ...more
Great interview Ty!more

Review of Tyler Perry's 'The Single Moms Club'

Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club is undoubtedly, a must see film for single moms specifically and mothers, in general....more

Strong Women Survive: A Guide to Surviving Divorce and Thriving

Wow! The day is finally here. My book is done. I put my heart and soul into this book. I will be publishing it on Amazon tonight. It is truly soul baring for me as I am usually a very private person. I wrote this book because I wanted to help other women get through divorce. Not only get through it but to thrive. I wanted to encourage women that no matter how difficult your life seems things can and will get better. If we unite together we can get through anything....more
Congratulations! I love the title of your book, too.  I also wrote a self help book for women ...more

6 New Rules to Dating When You’re A Single Mommy

I was never good at dating. I never understood the rules, wasn’t a fan of the whole ambiguous “we’re just talking phase,” and I definitely hated having to experience the awkwardness of all the “firsts.” I guess this might partially explain why I stayed in terrible relationships for so long. At either rate, I digress....more

Twenty Questions With Mardi Jo Link, Author of the new Memoir Bootstrapper

A couple of weeks ago, I was in the car, listening to NPR, and there was an interview with Mardi Jo Link, author of a new memoir, Bootstrapper. I pulled the car over and just sat and listened to her talk about trying to keep her farm when she got divorced and how difficult it was that first year.This is from the Amazon page, about the book:...more

Love-Sick Moms Talk Tough Questions

It was a week of rough questions for the only two Virtual Moms who had a half an hour to tear themselves away from their lives.  Of course, it was the two freelancers, and of course, the two most desolately depressed moms of the bunch.  And what do you think they talked about?  Love....more

Party of One

Single motherhood is a gift, in many ways. I have control over the household decisions, I don't have to share holidays and weekends (in my particular situation, since divorce was followed by father falling off the face of the earth), and I have a close, loving relationship with my one and only son. But being the 'single mom' also has it's curses. Don't get me wrong, I'm very fortunate in that I have a great job and a supportive family. I realize that I am, perhaps, not the majority of single moms that have financial struggles and no support system....more

Happy belated Father's Day to all the single Mommas out there. Doing it on the daily.

Yesterday, I drove my daughter to camp. It's a 6 day camp, and they aren't allowed cell-phones, ipods, or any other means of electronic communication.So for the next 6 days, it's just me and the boy. This is what our first day alone sounded like:6:43am - MOOOOMMMM!!! Waaakkke upppppp!!!!!!6:44am - Can we have pancakes for dinner?6:59am - Can we have pancakes for dinner?7:16am - Can we have pancakes for dinner??...more