Single-parenting eBook – Golf Balls, Eight Year Olds & Dual Paned Windows

"It was two lifetimes ago when I left my husband, the father of my children. The next lifetime was spent recovering from the aftermath. But it wasn't until after that first year - when I woke up into my third lifetime – when I realized I could actually survive being a single mother." And so... Continue Reading →

The fine art of being selfish (excerpt)

I'm currently in the process of taking old posts of mine and putting them together in a book.  Right now I'm working on posts I wrote in 2009 - the days when I was a single mom with two kids and had just met my Mr. Wonderful.  Today I edited one of my favorite inspirational... Continue Reading →

Kid-free week

It used to feel ultra lonely when they’d leave for their dad’s house and I was stuck in an empty apartment. There is only so much cleaning and straightening that can be done. And the quiet that was once so coveted starts to feel louder than the noise. Even taking advantage of being kid-free by going out still meant I was coming home to an empty house. This time, however, I’m not alone – Mr. W and his son are still around while my kids visit the other half of their life. But even with the added company, it’s hard to know what to do with myself when my whole identity is wrapped up in being a mother.

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Letting go of the reins


I hate asking for help. In these past years as a single mom with 98% custody of the kids, I have definitely learned that help is necessary in parenting. But that doesn’t make letting go of the reins any easier. Even worse is when I have to ask for help and it involves a scheduling situation. It’s one thing to ask my parents to watch the kids while they hang out at the house. It’s an entirely different ballpark to ask them to watch the kids, get the Taz to baseball by 5pm, and make sure he has the snacks we bought for the team that must be passed out at the end of the game.

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