Category Archives: The Single Mom Life

The One Who Wanted A Hug

I feel for men. I really do. I mean, you’re expected to make the first move. You’re expected to buy us a drink. You’re expected to ask us out on a date. You’re expected to pay for dinner. And on and on the list goes. Approaching people is intimidating. Approaching someone and having to hope… Read More




How to Survive On One Income After Divorce

I’ve never been good with living on a budget. I like to shop; I find it cathartic (yes, yes I know a therapist would have lots to say about that), I like buying things.¬†So finding myself on a one income budget post-divorce was a little bit of a wake-up call…and freeing at the same time.… Read More


How To Survive The Holidays As a Single Mom

As much as the holidays are a joyful time for many, for some, the holidays are tough for various reasons. For a single mom (or single parent) who is co-parenting, the holidays can be especially tough especially if it’s not “your year” to have the kiddos. The holidays as a single mom may mean less… Read More



5 Tips For Stress-Free Co-Parenting With Your Ex

Even more joyful than the joys of single parenting¬†are the joys of co-parenting with your ex. (If you cannot sense the sarcasm, let me assure you that it’s there). You will forever be bonded to the person you once shared a life with, a family with, and forever a child (or children) with. No matter… Read More



My One Piece of Advice for Parents

I once was told (recently) that my calling was to write books that taught parents how to raise their kids and kids how to treat their parents. I guess there is only one piece of advice I would give any parent who asked can be summed up in one sentence.


I Really Do Feel Like a Single Mom…

…but the good news is, I put a deposit down on an apartment yesterday! Wahoo! It’s the size of a postage stamp, but it has an ocean view and is literally a block from the beach. The rest of the day was spent running around getting an oil change, looking at houses/apartments, homeschooling, going to… Read More