I applied for application waivers, whatever it took to find the right fit for me and my 3-year-old daughter at the time. One thing was for sure: Leaving her behind with family was not an option. We were going to do this together.
There comes a time in life when you have a choice...to laugh and let go. Don't get me wrong, there are times I want to fashion the biggest mirror possible, and hold it up to the people with the thinnest of projections; but I don't.
You're a single, professional woman, and you'd like to find a long-term partner. On the surface, you'd think that finding a mutually rewarding and healthy relationship would be easy, but we all know it is not, and here's why
Not all single parents are created equal. Some of us have it easier than others, and in different ways. Some of us have it more difficult, and in different ways. We can debate until we are blue in the face what constitutes those "better" or "worse" situations.
I want to salute all of the women out there who have taken someone in who is not their own daughter and made her feel loved.
We salute your courage to bridge the stereotypes with non-conventional ideas and as you continue to do so, we hope that you are rejuvenated by those who hold you near and dear on this special day!
Always, always give yourself credit for all that you do, all that you are, including your children's loving mom.
Featuring nearly 50 real-life mother/daughter portraits set against the backdrop of Beth Hart's beautiful new ballad, this is a love letter to mothers everywhere. Whether your mother is still living or gone, far or near, always remember... there is no greater love.
At the end of the day, material things don't matter. But for a single mom, who wears so many hats every single day, who is many times both mom and dad and who never gets any time off, a simple card signed by her children on mother's day could mean the world to her. So I urge all you non-single parents, if you know a single mom, pick up her kids, help them pick out a card and sign it.
I love getting scribbled cards from my grandchildren and the thoughtful notes from daughters and my sons-in-law. I like wishing my mother were still here and I think about how much she did not like being celebrated for something she already thought was a gift.
Part of the reason I usually leave town is that I'm uncomfortable with Mother's Day and always have been.
I remember standing on the porch in the rain on one of my first Mother's Days and sobbing because no one did anything special for me.
"I'm tired of a being a wife," my friend Leanne said over our first glass of Pinot Grigio as the band started to play. "I'm tired of being a mother. I need a break!" I knew exactly what she meant.
Here are a handful of inspired, creative gifts for Mom that will make an indelible mark on her memory and make her proud to have raised such a rad monkey as you. Let the bragging begin. And, you're welcome!
During my childhood I was aware that I was different in color from the majority of people around me, but my father and mother emphasized brainpower, not color. Color was what you were, but not using your brain was a choice.
It's amazing what can happen when we are finally faced with something we've long been anticipating. Sometimes we realize why we yearned for it in the first place, and sometimes it becomes clear it's not actually what we wanted at all.