“I respect you being a single parent. I think the women in most single parent situations get the fuzzy end of the lollipop in some respects.” — a friend wrote to me yesterday. Which totally made my day. I laughed … More
Topic: words to live by
The L.A. Times just informed me that Harlequin romance novel sales are up, while the book world as a whole is flat or on the decline. What I thought was interesting was the kinds of titles the offer. Meghan Daum, … More
Tonight I’m convinced I won’t ever be able to call it a day.
A mother said she loved her kid, but sometimes had a hard time liking her. What she means is, she loves the kid but doesn’t necessarily appreciate all the bone-headed, self-centered, idiot things a kid can do. I hear you … More
I have discovered– how i feel does not always equal how I am.
I’m thrilled to see so many new faces here on Solomother. Whether you’re single by choice or single by circumstances–or just a woman who likes reading about other peoples’ lives and dreams–I hope there’s something here for you to enjoy. … More
I turned 40 this year. It sucked. It didn’t suck in the way I thought it would suck–being 40, in and of itself, is okay. It really does feel like the new 30, or whatever marketers are coming up with … More
One of the best things about the new Single Parents Connection on Facebook is the writers. I’m dipping into the blogs of the people who have signed on to this new group, and tonight I’m reading Kat Wilder like I … More
It’s amazing what time and a little mental, emotional, and physical distance can do for a girl. I had somehow convinced myself I was old hat at this single mother thing. Yeah, been doing this for over two years, I … More
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I love Dr. Leah. If ever you need a level-headed perspective on life, go on over to Just Ask Dr. Leah and… ask. Her comment to yesterday’s musings on broken marriages and failing children was so spot on, I asked … More
I’m so sick of saying, “It is what it is,” about so much that’s going on, in my personal day to day life, in the lives of single mothers throughout the world, in the political and environmental sludge that seems … More
Hi, my name is Christina, and I’m a single mother… I landed in the US six months ago today, jet lagged and heartsick and utterly bereft of the dreams I thought were mine to count on. I’ve been thinking about … More
I lay in a borrowed bed, safe between pillow top and feather comforter, the egg blue walls muted by midnight, my face turned towards the square of streetlight across the pillow. It was an old, familiar feeling of other sanctuaries, … More
Coming up, part three of a conversation with a single father, three years and counting after the split. Guess what? He’s dating. o.0 If you’d like, go back and read parts one and two… he is truly an eloquent and … More