Archive for November, 2009

Giving Thanks — by Jamie


Although this blog entry won’t be posted until after Thanksgiving, I’m hoping I’ll continue to give thanks for all the wonderful things I have in my life long after the holiday has come and gone. That said, I’d like to start here. As a single mother by choice, I ...

Sweet Mommy & Me Time — by Robin


I just have to share...Seth lost his two front baby teeth....and it's a precious sight. He would kill me if I posted a current photo of him here...but trust me....his toothless grin is one that I'm trying my best to capture and preserve for posterity. I took a ...

Crafty Mom vs. Super Hero Turkey! by Cara


My son brought home from school this week a project titled, “The Family Turkey Project,” to be completed before Thanksgiving recess. The object of the project was to come up with a “disguise” for a turkey outline cut from poster board paper. The disguise needed to prevent the turkey from ...

Surprising Discoveries — by Jamie


A few days ago, my daughter, Jayda, turned 2-1/2, and, just as she did from the start, my willful child continues to keep me on my toes, and surprise me.On the morning of May 18, 2007, after experiencing a rather easy pregnancy, I found myself at my OB/GYN’s office, because ...

Dancing for Joy — by Robin


I'm taking an acting class through the local adult ed, and it's really a challenge in more ways than one.A novelist/playwright friend of mine in town suggested it because she knows I aspire to write a play ("Mensch: The Musical" based on my book HOW TO MARRY A MENSCH...which means ...

In Support of Support Groups — by Cara


I tend to be a quiet and reserved type...not terribly outgoing and mildly social. But for some reason, I am attracted to support groups. Particularly support groups for Moms.Since my son was an infant, I participated in a myriad number of different groups. Some groups were informative, but I didn’t ...

No Time to Waste — by Jamie


As I’ve articulated here before, the experience of dating as a single mother is quite a bit different than dating as a single woman without a child. For me, both logistically—and emotionally—it’s a lot more difficult.That said, ever since Jayda was born, all of my dating has evolved at a ...

Yearning for BFF Times — by Robin


I am SO looking forward to the weekend.My good friend, Debbie, who I don't get to see too often since we live a distance apart, is coming to stay with us for a night with her two kids. Though older than Seth, he loves playing with them. And, I am ...

Do I Want to Be a Grandmother at 50? by Cara


Every once in a while I go on to Facebook to catch up with the happenings of friends near and far. Invariably, I get one of those silly quizzes that pop up. What kind of dog are you? What does your name mean in Japanese? Just as invariably I take ...

Patience is a Vrtue…When Parenting or Dating — by Jamie


Before I became a single mother by choice, I was a highly-experienced serial dater with very specific intentions. No matter how I’d first “encountered” my potential suitor—be it in-person, or online—I always pushed for our first date to occur ASAP. Even if I’d clearly felt a connection with a guy ...