I'm signing my divorce papers during the holidays. Merry Singlemas to me! During the hap-happiest season of all, I'm miserable. My mistletoe fell, my tree is crooked and I burnt the snowman cookies.
The white Christmas I'm thinking about this season has nothing to do with snow. Rather, it's all about a site specific art installation that occurred this October.
You've been on your dating site of choice for weeks without much attention at all. You haven't seen anywhere near the volume you were expecting -- or hoping for. There's nothing wrong with you. But there might be something wrong with your dating profile.
The easiest path is always the dead path, the wrong trail.
Do they notice my big eyes looking in from the other side of the glass longingly at their delicious plates of food, bags of goodies?
Practicing gratitude has changed our attitude and perspective. Gratitude reminds my children that not receiving Christmas gifts is nothing in comparison to the obstacles other families face due to poverty, homelessness, joblessness, and hunger.
I was raised to believe in the Charlie Brown version of Thanksgiving. Like many in my generation, I believed that Squanto and the Indians shared their corn willingly with the starving pilgrims in 1621 and taught them how to grow a bountiful harvest.
Growing up in the inner city of Philadelphia, being raised in a single parent home didn't make you stand out. In fact, before my parents divorced, I was an anomaly among my friends: their fathers didn't live at home with them.
I am a mother to the most amazing, surprising, delightful child. Amidst all the joy, the challenges, the growth, I struggle every day to provide a life that is rich and abundant. In our life, riches and abundance aren't what you may imagine. It has been just me and him since day one. Always has been.
Life is tough and can be unforgiving. Grace sustains us on our journey through the inevitable hard places and difficult seasons. Indeed, grace is more than mercy. Grace strengthens and emboldens us. It softens a hard heart. Grace gives us what I call "bounce back."
Age appropriateness is a frequent consideration of potential dating partners. In most cases, people will claim to prefer a partner close to his/her age, but in practical applications this isn't always possible.
In a Q&A with Garza, I asked about her parenting style with her 8-year-old daughter, Danica, the challenges of being a single mom and how she overcomes them, and the specific steps she takes to balance career and motherhood.
An easy pursuit it was not. Letters and phone calls went unanswered, culminating in a bold move -- a press conference to announce that she was filing a paternity suit against the man she wanted to call "Dad."
You should date, and let your kids know about it. Denying your sexuality and need for romantic connection sets a bad example for your children and thrusts too much responsibility on them to care for your emotional needs now, and physical and financial needs in the future.
My willingness to let go of my dream of having a traditional "intact" family, and trusting that I had what it took to raise my son alone allowed me to move toward something positive as I created a real life and a real family with just the two of us.
While it's important to be yourself in a relationship, you should also avoid making a bad impression or offending your potential partner with these six negative texts...