masculinity Category

I’m tired so tired not a fan of this feeling that life is passing me by and my child grew an inch I swear while I was gone for four days in CA and sometimes I feel like when I am with him I am not really with him because my mind is always wandering [...]

“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: Single mamahood, femininity, masculinity

This great post at Dad’s House got me thinking about my almost-3 year-old wrestler in training.  There are few things he loves as much as wrasslin’.  When his D-a-d was on the scene (I am so used to spelling it out in conversation that this is now how it formulates in my head) I didn’t [...]

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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.