Single Mom Struggle

There are a few things that I avoid, or have avoided in the past, since becoming a single mom.  One of those is weddings...I just have a hard time going to weddings. I think originally it was because being newly divorced, I couldn't sit through a wedding without negative, even cynical, thoughts playing in my head. I… Continue reading Single Mom Struggle

When plans change

Yesterday was supposed to be my day working from home, getting the house cleaned, and catching up on laundry. I had grand plans of getting a head start on the chores, allowing for more rest time this weekend. But then the school called....son wasn't feeling well, something didn't seem right, probably need to take him… Continue reading When plans change

Parent Teacher Conferences

To the all the moms headed to parent teacher conferences alone this year, I want you to know that I admire you more than you will ever know. It is so hard to walk into those conferences by yourself, knowing that this isn't the way you thought it would be. You watch the other parents walking into… Continue reading Parent Teacher Conferences

Do Something

I don't know about you, but I love food, particularly pizza and ice cream. I'm convinced those foods will be on a buffet in heaven, available 24 hours a day! Ha ha!  I had always been able to eat pretty much whatever I wanted and not gain too much weight. If I did gain a few pounds,… Continue reading Do Something

I Remember

Today marks the 16th anniversary of 9/11. I can clearly recall where I was that morning like it was yesterday. I was at work, which was very close to our local airport. I began to hear rumblings amongst my co-workers that a small plane had hit one of the towers. At the time, everyone thought… Continue reading I Remember

It’s Not Hopeless

I’ve seen lives messed up and relationships ruined over the years because of bad choices people have made. From drugs and alcohol, to bitterness and anger, there are so many destructive paths people can choose to go down if they’re not careful. No one starts out choosing to become a drug addict when they take… Continue reading It’s Not Hopeless

A New Day

Hey Mom – I see you sitting there, replaying all the ways you messed up yesterday. You yelled at your kids more than you wanted to. You were impatient because the list of things you needed to accomplish was longer than the time left finish them. Dinner wasn’t fancy, or even what some would label… Continue reading A New Day

Teen Advice

I have two teenagers - a boy and a girl.  While the teen drama usually comes more from the girls, there are issues that arise from the boys as well.  The other day, I noticed my son wasn't acting like himself, and when we left an event, he didn't say anything to his good friend. When… Continue reading Teen Advice

Game Night – game recommendation

If your kids are anything like mine, one of the things they love to do when we all spend time together is play a good board game.  My son LOVES monopoly, but I hate it just for the sheer fact that the game can drag on forever.  Recently we found this version of Monopoly which… Continue reading Game Night – game recommendation

The holiday weekend challenge

I don't know about you, but normal weekends are often less than relaxing. After working full-time all week, the weekends are usually spent catching up on laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning the house, and running multiple errands. By the time Sunday evening rolls around, the only thing I feel like doing is crashing on the couch and zoning… Continue reading The holiday weekend challenge