Motherhood placed a child at the center of your broken heart, and it is with that overwhelming love for your child that you will find the strength to conquer these dark times.
I know that someday I will meet Mr. Right (hopefully soon!) but until then I will hold onto my sense of humor and enjoy learning about the only person that can truly make me happy -- me
I was raised by one of the most badass women I have ever had the pleasure of meeting -- my single mother. My mother wears all black, can quote Vygotsky and wrote her PhD dissertation when I was in elementary school, while typing on our OG Mac computer.
During my divorce I was on the receiving end of many comments. These comments varied widely, and generally said more about the speaker than me or my situation, as unsolicited comments often do.
Hand gestures, body language, and different words and phrases can carry hidden meanings, which could mean that your date is totally into you or that they're bored to death.
When I saw this picture, my eyes welled with tears. Because she captured a real moment. A moment that I would have gladly given five ice cream bribes for.
How can I "celebrate" with my in-laws who are both having a second birthday without their beloved son? How can I lighten up when I worry so much about my daughter? How can I lighten up when I'm grieving my love of 20-something years?
If you're facing single motherhood -- whether by divorce, choice or happenstance, you need support. All the freaking support you can get You're building a new life here, woman! Who you spend time with influence who that new person will be.
No two people on the planet are as invested, devoted and in love with our sons as the two of us. No two people agonize over their pain or delight in their joy as we do. Leaving space to love one another expresses to our children how deeply we love them.
No matter what your status as a parent is -- whether you're happily married, kinda-happily married, partnered up without the paperwork, or like me, doing it on your own -- there is really just one simple objective: to do the best you can.
When I was pregnant, I had many opinions and ideas about what life would be like after I had children -- how I was going to be as a parent, how my child would be and how I would raise my child in a warm, loving, two-parent home. Well, not everything in life goes as planned.
"I don't want to be married anymore." A whisper moved across my husband's lips as if he couldn't find his voice. A whisper, a barely audible cluster of words, were about to change the trajectory of my entire life.
Dear God, Just thought I'd check in. You've been with me every step of the way through this parenting stuff so far. And I could really use an ear ...
It's a bad sign when I'm on a date and I miss my dog. If I look forward to drooly, droopy jowls rather than Mr. Comb-over's kiss, it's time to call a cab. Don't get me wrong; I love men. It's just that in a lot of cases, I love my dog more.
These words describe the journey I've been on since my divorce. These words aren't just for a new year, but for a new me. The divorced me. The single me. The independent me working on a new life chapter.
Does anyone actually love Valentines Day? Or are the vast majority of us just keeping up appearances? Going through the motions with buying some cho...