Category Archives: The Single Mom Life

Out of the Mouth of Babes…

Recently, I’ve been going through old posts to systematically clean up every post starting from 2009 until the present in order to print them in a tangible book. I didn’t anticipate the emotional journey that I would take myself on by doing so. Apparently, there was some baggage while I was trying to dump old… Read More

This Is Not A Time For Celebration

All weekend I’ve been seeing posts of celebration after the Senate vote and confirmation. I don’t care if you’re a Democrat or a Republican, Christian or atheist, black, white or Asian, woman or man, this is not a time for celebrating. I don’t much discuss politics because the in-fighting and arguing and the back and… Read More

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