Category Archives: The Single Mom Life

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

How Was Your Day?

My glamorous life yesterday: 4:30 am – being woken up by the Kidlet because she had a bloody nose. Couldn’t go back to sleep. 6:00 am – reading the news for potential future articles. 7:30 am – out the door to drive 40 miles to a day of appointments for the day job. 7:00 pm… Read More

Life’s Little Reminders

I got a call today that one of my little first graders lost her dad earlier this week. He was in a serious accident a few weekends ago and was in ICU. He was in his late 20’s. Times like this is when we are reminded how fleeting life is. It’s almost a cliche now… Read More


Nine years ago today, after 4 days of labor, I held in my hands a 7lb 2oz, wrinkly pink, yawning baby girl. And she was perfect. Today, she is a sassy, intelligent, social butterfly that still holds an air of innocence and is full of wild laughter. There’s nothing in the world I love more.… Read More

I Can’t Homeschool Because [Insert Excuse Here]…

I have probably already posted about this a time or two, but when I told people I was going to homeschool my daughter 4 years ago, I got the typical weird looks, raised eyebrows and questions such as “What about her socialization??” Now that homeschooling has become more main stream and widely accepted, I get… Read More

Halloween. Bah Humbug!

Every October, around Halloween time, for the last eight years, the Kidlet and I have both fielded the question, “What are you going to be for Halloween?” Um, first off (no offense to those people that do), I’m an adult, and I don’t dress up in costumes (not in public anyway, haha. Just kidding). Even… Read More

A New Perspective For Moms

Most days I feel like a bad mother. Between working a lot, from home, so I can never leave; and homeschooling and doctor’s appointments, I feel like I am seriously damaging my child and one day will have the therapy bills to prove it. Then, I saw this posted on someone’s Facebook wall today, and… Read More

“You Have a Hard Life”

While walking out of a restaurant last night with the Kidlet, after a 13-hour workday, she mentioned being happy about going home and into bed. To which I replied, “I would love to do that too.” Then, she said, “Let me guess. You have to work.” I told her she was correct, to which she… Read More

Ms. Susie Homemaker

Today, I dug my hands deep into the dirt and pulled out vegetables. Then I used those vegetables and made a healthy, delicious home cooked meal. Stop laughing. No, seriously. I have never felt more like Susie Homemaker than I did today. All that was missing was 4 loads of laundry (and I would’ve done… Read More