Anxiety, children, moms, Single Moms, Uncategorized

Dear Anxiety: You Will Not Take My Daughter Hostage

Dear Anxiety, You are a sneaky little bastard, aren't you?  For as long as I can remember you have made your way into my life and riddled me in fear. Sometimes your presence is subtle and other times your presence engulfs me and swallows me whole. You love to remind me who is in control. … Continue reading Dear Anxiety: You Will Not Take My Daughter Hostage

children, Divorce, Parenting, Single Moms, Uncategorized

Single Mom’s Verses Single Mom’s: Apparently Controversial

I was having a lovely conversation with an acquaintance when I happened to mention my blog.  She asked me what it was about and I replied, "Divorce and Being a Single Mom." Then she made a statement.  One that left me at a loss for words. "But you're not a single mom, he's involved and… Continue reading Single Mom’s Verses Single Mom’s: Apparently Controversial

dating, Divorce, Flawsome, separation, Single Moms, Uncategorized

11 Dating Tips: Breakup, Separation or Divorce

I've created a list of dating tips following any breakup, separation or divorce.  Stuff I learned the hard way.  You probably won't listen if you're a stubborn ass hot mess like I was, but I'll list it anyway. 11 Dating Tips Following Separation: Go On The Date: I heard somewhere that you should wait 2… Continue reading 11 Dating Tips: Breakup, Separation or Divorce

children, daughters, Divorce, infidelity, moms, Parenting, separation, Single Moms, Uncategorized

“I Wonder Why Daddy Picked Her Over You.”

I was sitting in a fast food restaurant, having lunch with my daughter after a day of shopping, when my then 7 year old nonchalantly asked, "I wonder why daddy picked her over you?" In a split second my chest tightened and I fought to hide back the tears.  My head fogged up and I… Continue reading “I Wonder Why Daddy Picked Her Over You.”

Single Moms, Uncategorized

Single Mom Army

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTTNWpag6fI "When I'm with you, I'm standing with an army." Ellie Goulding The first time I heard this song was at a live concert.  I was on a date, but in that moment I was immersed in so much love and gratitude for my dearest family and friends.  My people.  My army. Finding your Single Mom… Continue reading Single Mom Army

children, daughters, moms, Parenting, Single Moms, Uncategorized

Introverted Me: Every Other Weekend Bliss

Thank God It's My Every Other Friday.  You know the one I'm talking about.  The one where dad shows up to scoop up the kid and you're left in sweet, blissful silence.  My pup Molly asleep at my feet, chamomile tea on my nightstand, City and Colour playing in the background.  No where to be,… Continue reading Introverted Me: Every Other Weekend Bliss

children, daughters, Flawsome, moms, Parenting, Single Moms, Uncategorized

Momma, Can I Lay With You?  

Fast forward. She's 9 now. And guess what? Momma needs her space. Momma needs to breathe. Momma needs you to go to bed and stay there all night like they told me you would when you got older. It's like an 8pm Sundowner's Version of Children. Her whole personality changes. In fact, she shows off about 8 of them in a matter of minutes...

children, Flawsome, identity crisis, moms, Overthinking, Parenting, Progression, Single Moms, Uncategorized

Identity Crisis

After my separation, I realized that I had alienated myself from relationships FOR me.  I also realized that I alienated myself from experiences FOR me.  If I wanted to go somewhere or do something and it wasn't kosher to HIM, then I didn't do it.  I felt like as a family unit we had to do… Continue reading Identity Crisis

children, daughters, Flawsome, moms, Overthinking, Parenting, Single Moms, sleepovers, Uncategorized

The Joys of Giggles and Gossip

I'll be honest.  I'm terrible at hosting sleepovers for my daughter.  "We'll get them together next weekend.  Wait, she's at her dad's next weekend, how about the weekend after?"  Scheduling it is the hardest part. Then: who picks them up, who drops them off, should I clean the house first even though I know it'll… Continue reading The Joys of Giggles and Gossip

children, daughters, Flawsome, moms, Parenting, Single Moms, Uncategorized

Life Is Too Messy for Perfect Mothers

When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, I wanted to be the perfect mother.  I spent the first few years hurrying milestones - because if you've ever sat around a table with new moms, or old moms, or really ANY MOMS - that's what the fuss is all about.  "Can you believe my… Continue reading Life Is Too Messy for Perfect Mothers