My husband and I take part in a cooking team that makes meals for the Sunday service at our church. We only do it once a month, and it's admittedly a lot of fun. But it's also 4+ hours of hard work prepping, cooking, cleaning, setting up, serving, tearing down, cleaning more... You get the... Continue Reading →
"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 →
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 →
This article also prints in the Find It section of the Press Democrat on Friday, October 19. by Crissi Langwell My boss came up to me a couple weeks ago and congratulated me on a full six years working for The Press Democrat, mentioning all the departments I’ve worked in on my way to where... Continue Reading →
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.Read more...
Every now and then a reader emails me a question that I could not possibly give an unbiased answer to. And so, with her permission, I am passing her email off to all of you - hoping that you may have some advice for a single mom in quite a predicament.
I posed a question recently: “Would you move back in with your parents if you had to?” and I received several very emphatic answers on the SR Mom Facebook page... (read the article...)
Is divorce the worst thing you can do to your children, save for dating after divorce? One person thinks so... (read the article...)