All of Dinner for One:
Negotiations (Love Songs Optional)
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... read more
Weird and Exciting
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... read more
Of Lice and Men: A Tale of Big-Little Proportions
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 from friends and... read more
Positive Parenting for Ann Coulter
There are two words sure to make the dyed blond hairs on the back of Ann Coulter’s neck stand on end.
No, that’s redundant, more like one word.
No, but a good guess. I’m... read more
Mom has a Boyfriend (duh!)
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... read more
Lose the E-X-P-E-C-T This Holiday Season
With Thanksgiving behind us already, the holiday season’s in full swing. It’s not an easy time for any parent, but for single parents it often involves extra shopping carts of planning, paying and praying in an attempt to make a child’s holiday The. Best. Day. Ever. In my five plus... read more
Single Parent Dating: Scary-Silly Season All Year 'Round
About 3 months after my divorce I did something scary: I started thinking about dating again. You know, the kind of dating that, in my mind, involved many eligible suitors (read: hot-looking, mentally stable and gainfully employed with 401(k)s) donning eager smiles just for me and lots of candlelit wooing.... read more
Does One Label Fit All?
Maybe I’m the only single parent who wonders this at times, but am I really a single mom? Do I have the right to call myself one? Sure, I have two kids. I happen to be divorced and not yet remarried. I’m single. I’m a mother.
Technically, the label fits. I’m... read more
The ABCs of Single Parent Survival
My children are set to start another school year. You know what that means.
No, not a frantic dash to Target for new pencil cases and backpacks.
It’s the time of year when single parents everywhere need to do a little back-to-school shopping for themselves. So, I... read more
Brides, Boys and Bellyaches
I always knew single parenthood would have its challenges, but I never imagined it would make me ill. Not ill-ill, thankfully, just a queasy kind of ill whenever certain subjects come up in our house. You know, like love, marriage and dating.
The first time my daughter, who I’ll... read more
Hollywood’s Single Parents: Real or Really Wrong?
Is it just me, or have single moms come into their own in Hollywood – or, dare I say, are in vogue in our celebrity-crazed world?
Solo parenting is nothing new, but being a single mom seems to be one of Tinsel Town’s latest hooks in promoting a star’s career... read more