He never listen!!!

I get so frustrated that my boyfriend can't help me with our daughter. I ask him all the time to help so I can get some homework done because I don't want to fail any classes or I even just ask so I can have a little break. I just feel like I'm doing it all alone. I tell him everyday the same thing over and over again but it seems like he just doesn't understand. Maybe he is not listening to me and its just going from one ear out the other. I really don't know what else I can do. He barely listens to me when I ask.......more

Take A Gamble On Love

Take A Gamble On Love ❤️ Love finds you when you least expect it. I went on a last minute vacation to the trendy El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico with my parents. I had just moved back to there home in Roslyn on the North Shore of Long Island after I left my first husband after 14 months of newlywed hell. I was barely 26 years old when my divorce was final and was suddenly single for the first time in my life since I was seventeen....more

Take A Gamble On Love


Plenty of Fish

Confession: I Could Really Use a Man Around Here

I often talk about single life and how I needed to experience being “on my own” these past couple of years since it’s something I hadn’t really done much of in my past.  Being single and living solo has taught me so much about independence, figuring shit out on my own, and honestly?  Getting to know MYSELF without the attachment of a significant other.  And I’m doing pretty damn well, I think.  :::pats self on back:::...more
Ashley B good son!  I think it's OK to divvy up responsibilities and undesirable chores with ...more

The Gift That Keeps Giving

So. Here’s the up to date skinny:I am still not OVER over Danny 3.0. Though I’m not actively mourning the possibility of a real relationship with a potential kindred spirit, I’m also not NOT. Got that double negative which as we all know is actually a positive but in this case, not so much? That is to say, he’s not consciously living in my every waking moment anymore but he’s certainly still commuting in on a regular basis #hopeisafourletterworddude...more

I Haven't Been Afraid of Anyone in 32 Years

The other day I emailed the director of a small domestic violence shelter to ask if she wanted some of the feminine hygiene products collected through Time of the Month Club, an annual donation drive I coordinate to collect tampons and pads for women who are homeless. There was extra left over after distribution to five local emergency shelters and because I'd seen this domestic violence shelter in the newspaper that morning, it occurred to me that they could possibly use some tampons and pads....more
J-MOM  I've thought about it but not thought about it, you know? When the shelter director made ...more

Single Proverbs 31 Woman

We've all read and heard perspectives on what it means to be a 'Proverbs 31 Woman' (P31). As a single woman desiring to be married, I wanted a deeper understanding of this phrase. I wanted to dissect each verse and uncover the responsibility associated with holding such coveted title. So I asked myself, what does it mean to be a virtuous woman whose price is far above rubies?Many times the Proverbs 31 Woman is understood from a married woman's perspective; from the viewpoint of a woman who has already taken her vows and started a family. ...more
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"It's Not a Wedding Until Someone Makes Out with the Bridesmaid!" and other wedding tales

This is a direct quote from my bestie B, (whose wedding I had the honor of being the one-and-only in on the 3rd of July), after I disclosed I'd made out with the groom's cousin at the reception....more

Meet Ms. Strong and Independent

 Meet Ms. Strong and Independent. She has hopes, dreams, and ambitions. Ms. Strong and Independent realizes that she can make it on her own, but also understands there is nothing wrong with wanting a helpmate who will be her companion on her journey of accomplishments. Someone that will support her and in return they would have her support as well. But it’s a jungle out here and being able to find a man that has the confidence to be comfortable with Ms. Strong and Independent is hard....more