Single mom

Last summer when writing my annual Family Summer Activity List post, I stated I knew it would be a challenging summer to balance parenting, work, and school. I was also confident it would be better than the summer before though, which was filled with mediation and attorney appointments. I was right about summer 2011; it […]

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The drive to be perfect- it’s an unwelcome quality still hanging on from my marriage. I battle this urge to aim for perfection in an attempt to extinguish the last bits of this nasty characteristic. While my old life was a well-orchestrated, focused attempt at perfection, it is time to recognize no one, but especially […]

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Lying naked on the examination table with a paper gown covering very little, I waited. After a few minutes of staring at a wildlife picture taped to the ceiling, the doctor breezed in with a nurse by her side, ready to complete my annual gynecological exam. As she started the exam, she initiated a conversation […]

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Dinnertime is now fun in our family. For many reasons it was a time of day I dreaded when I was married, which is why it was one of the first things I took control of and reshaped when my ex and I separated. We now talk about upcoming events and plans we would like to […]

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I work daily. Yes, seven days a week. Before you start to feel sorry for me, let me stop you. I am not opening up today’s post looking for sympathy or trying to gain a martyr-like status. I love what I do. My work time is as enjoyable as my play time. I do have […]

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I consider myself a fun mom. I am the first to wear my pj’s inside out to encourage snow (what, you haven’t heard about this trick?) the next day and one of the few moms who squeals when school is canceled. I enjoy a wide range of activities with the kids: playing games, baking, sledding, […]

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