Tag Archives: single parenting

My Rube Goldberg Moment

My brilliant dwarf hamster escaped its cage this week for 24 hours. Which led me to vacuum and sort through ancient belongings in the entire basement, thinking that would draw her out. Which led me to find an old photo album … Continue reading

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You Are Here

After 15 years of driving my young person where she needs to go, the past few weeks the tables are turned and she is now driving me.  Doing a great job with her learning curve, I might add.  This transition feels … Continue reading

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More Than Enough

(thanks to Molly Hahn of http://www.buddhadoodles.com) I am not a victim of life.  Life does not owe me anything. Consider for a moment all the forces weighing in against your very existence.  Truly all of us are living miracles. I am … Continue reading

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Why I Love My Crappy Job

“Praise the bridge that carried you over.” ~ George Colman For 20 years I have under-exceeded my own expectations and those of people who knew me way back when with the daily job I have done.  The job does not … Continue reading

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A Moment You Know You Did Something Right

Excerpted from my daughter’s letter to an author.  A school assignment she said “may or may not include exaggeration.”  Given there is inescapable guilt involved in raising a child who travels between parents all of her life, it is nice … Continue reading

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Celebrating 12 Years of Single Parenthood

[Flashback to 2007] This month is my 12-year anniversary of single parenthood, and I want to share 10 reasons I would not exchange this experience for anything in the world. From time to time, both married and single parents look … Continue reading

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Why Blog, Why Work

A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world. ~ Anonymous This is the one-year anniversary of my blog, … Continue reading

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