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Adopt a Single Mom Family for the Holidays

Posted by admin on Dec 20, 2009 in Single Rose

Hi Friends: I am writing to share some information with you about a great program – the Single Rose.com’s Angel Assistance Program which brings together single mom families who need financial help with donors who “adopt” the family for the holidays. This program has been going on for 13 years – and they’ve set it […]

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Did She Know He Was Cheating?

Posted by admin on Dec 15, 2009 in Meaningful Mommy Moments

You may think I am referring only to the Tiger Woods Family Saga…actually I am referring to anyone who has ever felt that ugly, clenched, rotting feeling inside of their bellies.   That feeling you get when your gut knows, just knows something is up.  I’ve had that feeling.  And I hate to admit it, but […]

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When Your Kids Question Who You Date

Posted by admin on Dec 2, 2009 in Dating as a Single Mom

I’m staring off at the pine needles from our newly purchased Christmas tree, and the moon sand from our old-ly purchased sand collection…both are all over the rug due to a crazy, crazy afternoon with my daughter…the vacuum is too tired to work today, but we had a lot of fun. My daughter is asking […]

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Divorced Parents, Split Holidays, Shuffled Kids

Posted by admin on Nov 23, 2009 in Meaningful Mommy Moments

“You are so lucky,” my former college roommate from North Carolina would say to me.  “You have built-in time just to focus on yourself! I’d love a break from all the kids and family around.  You can do whatever you want.”  I would smile back at her through the telephone, though she couldn’t see me.  […]

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My First Night Out as a Single Mom

Posted by admin on Nov 16, 2009 in Dating as a Single Mom

Hi everybody, The first time I felt the itch to socialize and date as a single mom, I was just two months out of court, post-divorce, not really knowing what I was after. But I knew I needed some new people in my new life.  So grab a coffee or a cocoa, take a leisurely […]

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Talk to Your Kids About Working and Why It’s Important (Secret 5: Balancing Work and Single Motherhood

Posted by admin on Nov 13, 2009 in Tips for Single and Partnered Parents

Talk to your kids about working and why it’s important Hi everybody:  Talking to your child(ren) about working and why it’s important is Secret Number 5 in my five part series on gaining a better balance between working and being a single mom.  It’s important our kids recognize the importance of working and what it […]

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5 Secrets for Balancing Work and Single Motherhood (Number 4)

Posted by admin on Nov 9, 2009 in Tips for Single and Partnered Parents

End Your Relationship with Self-Imposed Guilt Once upon a time, there was a single working mom who was a consultant.  And she had a H.U.G.E. client proposal to turn in by the end of the week.  She also had a team of four highly capable consultants working for her, plus a very flexible Partner (the […]

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5 Secrets for Balancing Work and Single Motherhood (Number 2)

Posted by admin on Nov 4, 2009 in Tips for Single and Partnered Parents

Number Two: Know what your needs are and make sure you communicate them to the people you work with. I have failed myself in determining my needs and sharing them with my work colleagues so many times, I decided to stop counting! When I first became a single mom, I tried my best to hide […]

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Observations on how the world works, according to our kids…

Posted by admin on Oct 30, 2009 in Quotes from Kids

I got to thinking about all of the cutie pie things my daughter has said to me over the last 6 or 7 years (not that her first year of girly gurples and tweets wasn’t cute, it just wasn’t coherent)….and I thought we should really have a section in the blog to record those tales […]

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Single mom and child showered with fairy dust!

Posted by admin on Oct 28, 2009 in Meaningful Mommy Moments

I have just gotten over a week of being sick, sick, sick!  (Basically I was as close to the flu as you can be without actually having the satisfaction of saying, “I have the flu”…which is actually not that satisfying…).  In any case, a fairy sprinkled fairy dust in our household while I had the […]

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