To Single Moms, On Father’s Day

Today can be frustrating for all you single moms. Your Facebook feed is filling up with inspirational quotes and cute pictures of children with their daddies. All over, you are hearing people talk about the value of the father, the importance of having a Dad. And it can make you feel less-than. It can make…

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Counting Out the Love

I hate Valentine’s Day.  I really do.  I’m not just saying that because of where I am in this moment of my life.  My college friends can tell you of my many years in Goth-inspired outfits.  My non-participation became my celebration.  And I liked it that way. But it’s not really out of bitterness that…

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Aftermath

She is gone. And we all begin the process of finding what that means. She was happy to go, excited to see her friends.  We were a reprieve from her normal. She left us with a new normal. But she will soon find that her normal doesn’t quite fit either.  She told me over and…

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Growing a Life Together

It seems that she has always been here.  And it seems that my life will be torn asunder when she goes away again in only a few short days. Today, we three went to see The Hobbit and have dinner.  My two dear ones sat together on one side of the booth.  Pushing, shoving, and…

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Growing Community

Lately, I have been struggling with feelings of isolation.  My life is a solitary one most days.  Working online from home means that there can be days upon days that I don’t physically see another person besides Little Man. That doesn’t mean I don’t talk to anyone.  I have a wonderful learning community the world…

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