Category Archives: single parenting

Now Who Am I Going To Joke With?

  In an effort to focus on the positive now that I am alone in a big,(well, it feels big when I clean it, but really it is just an average house. I don’t want to lose any sympathy points … Continue reading

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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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