single parent

The last time I sent a Christmas card was 2007, which was the last year my ex and I were together. Moving out in December of 2008, there was little thought of creating a Christmas card. Without his name or image on the card, I may as well have called it my divorce announcement rather […]

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Online dating sites were helpful for me as a single mom; I was able to screen significantly before committing to meet someone (time saver!) and, as unromantic as it sounds, it was efficient. As a busy, single mom, these were important factors for me. I always believed there were special challenges I faced as a […]

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Last year I wrote an anti-New Year’s resolutions post. It was about picking fun goals to focus on, and enjoying the year. The idea was to not create a list that is frustrating and impossible to achieve. Even with a fun list, I wasn’t able to accomplish most of my goals though. For one simple […]

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I have been a Halloween crank with my kids. The decorations didn’t go up until yesterday. Frankenstorm was here to destroy the outside decorations, but I can’t use that as an excuse; there was nothing inside either. Last night pumpkin carving was a disaster. We had a rotten pumpkin that smelled like decomposing seafood when […]

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After four years as a single mom, I still have not realized the impossibility of also being a superhero. Instead of accepting this reality, my inner voice regularly makes declarations like this: “One day in the future, this is all going to come together, and be easy.” It would be better to stop telling myself […]

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Sean Jeffries is a single dad, self-proclaimed computer geek, and writer. He is fairly new to blogging, but don’t take that as a novice writer; he is incredibly talented. Each day you visit Bluenotebacker’s Bytes will guarantee a great read–regardless of the topic. A big fan of writing prompts, Sean often posts fictional pieces, but […]

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