Anxiety & Depression, Parenting

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.  …

Parenting

How I Became a More Humble Mother in One Summer

“I’m better at _______.”  “”You’re not as good as me at ________.” Both statements that I cringe to when I hear them come out of my daughters mouth.  Don’t get me wrong, she is incredibly thoughtful, caring, gentle and sweet – but sometimes, like any 9 year old, she can be brutally honest/downright nasty, or …

Divorce, Parenting

One Flawsome Momma: Single Parent Martyrs. Stop.

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 …

dating, Divorce

One Flawsome Momma: 11 Post Separation Dating Tips

Six weeks after my separation I created a dating profile on Plenty of Fish.  I mean, damn, if he could do it while we were married then I could do it after the split, right?  I went on my first date and we immediately hit it off.  This man was handsome, charming, and funny.  We very …

Parenting

Healthy and Strong Girls: Healthy Me Equals Healthy You.

The health of our children is directly related to the health of us.  I firmly believe this.  Physically and Emotionally I have been a rollercoaster over the years.  My daughter was just on for the ride.  Single working mom: strapped on time, strapped on money, strapped on motivation.  Unfortunately, that has manifested into unhealthy eating habits, little …

Anxiety & Depression, Divorce, Parenting

One Flawsome Momma: "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 …

Divorce, Parenting

One Flawsome Momma: Single Mom Army

“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 Army …

Divorce, Parenting

One Flawsome Momma: Introverted Me

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, serene silence.  My pup Molly asleep at my feet, chamomile tea on my nightstand, City and Colour radio on Pandora.  No where to be, no …

Parenting

One Flawsome Momma: Momma, Can I Lay With You?  No.

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…

Blogger Awards

Blogger Recognition Award

I cannot believe I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award. I’m extremely new to blogging, and was surprised and honored to be recognized. I want to thank HealthyNappyNerdyMommy  so much for nominating me.  You should take a look at her blog if you haven’t already. Be sure to follow her. Here are the rules: Thank the …