Category Archives: single parenting

I Didn’t Prepare For This

I dragged myself out of bed this morning and, like the walking dead, stumbled and lurched my way to Starbucks.  If I have to give up my wine,(which is another story for another time) I am at least  going to … Continue reading

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And Then There Were None

As of today, March 25th, I will have raised three boys into adulthood. Well, numerically and legally anyway. I’m still doing research on my theory that all males are really just 12 year old boys in a body that continues … Continue reading

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Why God Hates Divorce and Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs; As It Pertains To The Single Parent

I stayed in a difficult marriage (to put it mildly) for 23 years because I knew God hated divorce. When I finally had the courage to get divorced, I interpreted that as God hated me. It kind of felt like … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day, It’s all hard!

Everyone needs  a little appreciation and validation. We just want to know that someone notices what we are going through; maybe even dare to step into our pain and struggles. We just want someone to say “I see you, and … Continue reading

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It’s Not The Feety Pajamas, Its The Person in Them

In hind sight it was a silly little fight. But to me, in that moment, it solidified that my sister would always be there for me. She was on the top bunk, I was on the bottom.  There are reasons. … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Depressing…

I get it, I am not the first person to turn fifty. Get over it. But, I am not going to lie, I did not handle it well.  My mind and emotions immediately went to the negative.  I’m old.  I’m … Continue reading

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“We Need to Let Olive Be Olive”

One of my favorite movie lines is from  the movie Little Miss Sunshine. After seeing all the other beauty contestants perform, Olive’s family tries to discourage the chubby,uncoordinated, giant glasses wearing little girl from dancing in the beauty pageant. After … Continue reading

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