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To Work or Not to Work, That Is the Question. Again.

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Now that I’m half-way through my pregnancy, people are getting more daring about asking personal questions. I understand the curiosity. Everyone wants to know what we’re having (a boy), what name we’ve chosen (not telling) and whether or not Dawson, our oldest child, is excited to have a sibling. But when an acquaintance, or rather, […]

Give Me Back My Groove

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You know that feeling you get when you’re on top of your game, the bliss you experience whey you know you’re managing every part of your life (work, marriage, parenting, housework, etc.) successfully?  Yeah, that feeling.  You remember that, right? As the Righteous Brothers would say, I’ve lost that loving feeling.  Okay, so maybe it’s […]

Negotiations (Love Songs Optional)

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I know this is going to come as a shock to all of you, but let me state for the record: Parenting is hard. It’s exhausting, troubling at times, and purely a pain in the ass at others. Oh, sure, there’s joy to be found somewhere in between those crying spells (yours, not your child’s), […]

Work vs. Motherhood

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Just after Valentine’s Day I discovered I was pregnant.  After two years of trying to conceive, this is a welcome blessing. My husband is elated, my son is very excited about his soon-to-be big brother status, and I am filled with emotion. Damn hormones. I’m so happy that I’m expecting, but I seem to have […]

Weird and Exciting

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A few months ago I wrote about my relationship with my boyfriend, “J.” On Valentine’s Day he became my fiancé, and while my days of writing as a single Imperfect Parent are numbered, I couldn’t be happier. In the month since we’ve been engaged I’ve discovered that wedding planning is a bit different this time […]

Of Lice and Men: A Tale of Big-Little Proportions

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One pearl of wisdom I’ve learned since striking out on my own is that while divorce was a rather big, traumatic deal in my life, it seems it’s more often the little things that can really make or break my day. Tiny gestures of love from a child like an unexpected hug, acts of kindness […]

Positive Parenting for Ann Coulter

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There are two words sure to make the dyed blond hairs on the back of Ann Coulter’s neck stand on end. Liberal Democrat? No, that’s redundant, more like one word. President Obama? No, but a good guess. I’m talking about two words that categorize over ten million people in this country. No, not the number […]

Didn’t we almost have it all?

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A few weeks ago my son had his first "snow day" of the school year. Granted, he’s only in preschool, but he was still excited that he got to stay home and hang out with his mom. As luck would have it, I didn’t have to work that day and little Dawson was thrilled. "You […]

Mom has a Boyfriend (duh!)

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Six months ago I began dating the most wonderful man who I’ll call “J.” (It’s his first initial and I’m creative like that.) Prior to meeting J. I had 5 years of post-divorce dating on my resume – online dating, speed dating and blind dates galore – but only one experience had come close to […]

Learning to Let Go of My Holiday Expectations

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The holidays are here, and while I’m excited about spending Christmas with my family, I can’t help but worry about all the stuff that needs to be done. Did you catch that part about all the stuff that needs to be done? I sometimes wonder if I put too much stock into what I think […]