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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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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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Number 3: I am Super Single Mom, former Superwoman…

Posted by admin on Nov 6, 2009 in Tips for Single and Partnered Parents

…Hear Me Roar Pass Out In point number one in this series on balancing work and single motherhood, we spoke about the importance of understanding what your boss/institution/company needs from you.  Then, in point number two, we discussed the importance of understanding what you need from your job – and communicating those needs to relevant […]

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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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Reading a book at bedtime…mom zero, kid one.

Posted by on Oct 12, 2009 in Meaningful Mommy Moments

One night last week, as we began our bedtime rituals, I told my daughter I would read one book to her if she got into bed at time (which I admit I only do sporadically now that she can read – she’s 8). She immediately turned into a masterful negotiator, “Mom, two books.” And of course […]

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No, single mothers should not be stigmatized

Posted by on Oct 9, 2009 in Articles

Articles like this one make me sad about how easy it is for people to opine about all that is wrong with single mothers.  I am Indian, and I have felt the eye of judgment pass over me as a single mother both within my community and outside of it.  Does anyone think I planned to go […]

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Ok so my daughter has just started 3rd grade..and I am of course very proud about it. Though I acknowledge that it's driven partially by the passage of time…haha…but still…

Posted by on Oct 5, 2009 in Crazy Days

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