Single Mom Spectrum

Single Mom Spectrum

I heard on the internet that the other day was National Single Parent Day. I celebrated by continuing my job as a single parent. I’ve been a single parent since my child was about 2 years old. When I say “single parent,” I become glaringly aware of...
How Motherhood Can Be Misperceived

How Motherhood Can Be Misperceived

Years ago I worked in a day care center in the toddler room. I would see kids come in, hair like a bird’s nest, shirts on backwards, needy before nap-time and I would make judgments like, How hard is it to just take a few minutes to brush that kid’s hair? Of course,...
Bye Bye Birdie: Building a New Nest

Bye Bye Birdie: Building a New Nest

Here it is Monday, February 15, 2016 and in exactly 24 hours I will be bawling buckets of tears as my fourth, and youngest child boards the airplane, which will fly him to his future. My almost 20-year-old, my baby, is leaving the nest. My nest. I am not really sure...
The Peace of Predictability in Parenting

The Peace of Predictability in Parenting

Summer is filled with camps, travel, and a sort of free association with regards to scheduling. Kids love it because there is always something new and different to do each day. For me, I have mixed emotions about it. I usually have about four weeks on my own, without...
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