Grown ups Category

“Big boys don’t cry!” my child cried out randomly as I was drying him off after his bath tonight.
“Who told you that?” I asked, taken aback.  ”Who said that?”
“Ms. ___________” he answered.
“Well,” I said, helping him to pull his shirt over his head.  ”If she ever says that again, you tell Ms. __________ that your [...]


In: Grown ups, dating, loneliness, longing, lust

I don’t know if the title of this post has anything to do with anything, but it feels like a theme in my life right now, so I’ll go with it.
The universe makes me laugh.  As soon as I said I was surrendering the NEED to have a guy in my life, it started raining [...]

Mama’s night out!

In: Grown ups

“You’re so lucky!  I don’t even get invited to clubs or parties anymore!” remarked the mama friend who  is staying with me when I told her I was invited to this party at an upscale club on Friday night. 
Well, I usually don’t either.  The only parties I get invited to these days are kids’ birthday [...]

There are a lot of things that my ex used to do that I never had to worry about.  Car stuff was one of them.  We had a very traditional relationship, and very untraditional too, in that he handled the guy stuff AND most of the girl stuff.  He basically took care of everything Grown-up [...]

Worlds collide…

In: Breath, Friendships, Grown ups

Yesterday was the second time in two weeks that I attended grown-up events. This has shaken me up a bit. Last night I went to a baby shower and going away party for my friend L, who is almost 7 months pregnant and moving to CA. It was so joyous to celebrate [...]

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Welcome to this blog - my chronicle of the illuminating, character-building path of single parenthood. I'm making this up as I go along. My life is my practice, and my five year-old son is my greatest teacher.