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Celebrating Extravagantly

I’ve spent a lot of time down in my basement recently in an attempt to get rid of stuff.  I have a lot of stuff.  I have a lot of…

Christmas THIS YEAR

Every October as the Christmas decorations come out all over town (which is just craziness), I become newly energized to provide the best Christmas ever for my kids. THIS YEAR…

My Single Mom Plan – Step 1 Assume a Change of Plans

Honestly, can I please at least look like I have a little bit of my life together?  Just one thing?  A small thing would be fine.  I’m realizing that the…

Laundry Laundry Everywhere, No Really!

I think all I ever do is laundry.  There are always baskets and baskets in one stage or another throughout my house.  There is the overflowing dirty-clothes basket in the…

Single Mom Stories — Going to Church

One of the most difficult things I had to do after becoming a single mom was go to church. I had been an active member at my church since my…

Single Mom Spinning

One of the sweetest things I hear daily is, “Mom, watch this!” Usually it’s followed by another child saying, “Mom, watch me!” and yet another child bellowing, “Look here, Mom! …

My Single Mom Fall-in Closet

Before I became a single parent, I had a walk-in closet — now I have a fall-in closet. I don’t mean that I fall over all the stuff in it, although…

Buckets of Battered and Broken Beauty

On our first morning at the beach, my girls and I picked shells — gleefully filling buckets and buckets. All the shells were broken, hardly discernible as shells, but beautiful nonetheless. It…

Single Parenting: An Adventure in Exhaustion

It’s been two years since I became a single mom to five wonderfully lovable and exhausting children. Pretty sure I never really understood exhaustion until now. Oh, I would complain about being tired, but…

A Single Mom’s Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day can be a difficult day for single moms. Traditionally, much of the planning of this day (e.g., taking the kids to buy a gift or encouraging them to…

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