The Rise of the ‘Married Single Mom’ by Jacoba Urist

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Hey Mommies!

I’m not sure where I was and what I was doing with my life (lol) when  FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s called herself a “busy single mother” during a TV interview causing controversy. But nonetheless, the article surrounding the Flotus’s infamous slip-up is just as relevant Continue reading The Rise of the ‘Married Single Mom’ by Jacoba Urist

8 Rules For Co-Parenting With Your Ex Without (Many) Fights By Andrea Barbalich

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Lately, I’ve been searching for personal stories written by women–from all walks of life–that are in ways just like me, because of the similarities in our status; particularly as a divorced, single mommy. Discovering these women, reading about their lives, and seeing how their stories echo some of my own sentiments, has been extremely therapeutic. That’s why I am subscribing to the idea that sharing Continue reading 8 Rules For Co-Parenting With Your Ex Without (Many) Fights By Andrea Barbalich

For now, I’m Content to be a Single Mom. And that Confuses People by Tova Ross

 

Tova Ross and her kids. (Photo courtesy of Tova Ross)
Tova Ross and her kids. (Photo courtesy of Tova Ross)

Hey Mommies!

I ran across this story written by divorced, single mommy Tova Ross and it spoke to me on so many levels. Mainly because I could totally relate to her refreshing point of view. I have been feeling very content about being a single-mommy-post-divorce, for a long time Continue reading For now, I’m Content to be a Single Mom. And that Confuses People by Tova Ross

The Flint Water Crisis Through The Eyes of Single Mommies

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Photograph by Regina H. Boone—Detroit Free Press/TNS/Newscom

Hi Mommies,

I want to share a story that is truly near and dear to my aching heart. Most of you have probably read about my hometown Flint, Michigan and their water crisis in the national news lately or you may have Continue reading The Flint Water Crisis Through The Eyes of Single Mommies

Taraji P. Henson Talks About Being A Single Mom & What She’s Looking For In A Partner With Glamour

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Glamour.com

Hey Mommies!

Taraji P. Henson ia a Golden Globe Winning…Oscar nominated… Emmy Nominated (and the awards list goes on) American actress and singer. With almost 20 years in the entertainment industry under her belt, she has certainly left an indelible mark with roles in  films such as Baby Boy, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Hustle & Flow, Think Like A Man, and Think Like A Man Too, as well as on television shows like The Division, Boston Legal and Person of Interest.

But you all have probably let her into your living rooms on Wednesday nights, and fell in love, as she served us all kinds of fierce, sexy, fabulousness & power with a tinge of no-nonsense, in her electrifying role as “Cookie Lyon” on the  hit music industry inspired show Empire. Our #wcw (Women Crush Wednesday), is definitely a SiNgLe MoMmY Celebrity We Admire!

I wanted to share this interview with my SiNgLe MoMmY community, just to let you know that we can have it all…we can

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Kevin Hart’s Ex-Wife Torrei Hart Talks Life After Divorce with 2Loud Magazine

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Beyond The Name by Ashley Michelle

“When your ex-husband is arguably the biggest comedienne on the planet, you know that any distress in the relationship is going to be headline news. Following her high profile divorce and subsequent residual drama, Torrei was thrust into the often times harsh limelight.

Never one to be content with settling for what’s easy, Torrei has plunged headlong into forging her own career and creating her own brand. The vibrant mother, actress, producer & television

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Thrifty Fashionista Looks: Animal Print Mini Dress & Black Shaggy Faux Fur Vest

Photo Cred: Terrell Ransom Jr
Photo Cred: Terrell Ransom Jr

Hey Mommies!

Here are a couple of thrift gems that I paired together. This black shaggy faux fur vest was the perfect amount of texture to complement this cute animal print mini dress–those elephants are totally adorbs, right?

 It was 65 and sunny on this winter day in Southern Cali, so I was able to pull this look off. I loved it so much, that I decided to shoot it for all my #thriftyfashionistas out there.

Hope you’re feeling inspired to thrift your heart out!

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P.S. This outfit was fierce, but the wind was fiercer, as you can see in the pic on the left. This was my son’s favorite shot, so I had to include it. Can’t argue with the little guy that’s shooting you for free.

 

She Reads: The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

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Amazon.com

 

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Hey Mommies!

That quote is probably one of my favorites from this book. I enjoyed this inspiring tale about a boy in search of a treasure. From cover-to-cover it was a constant reminder of how important it is to dream–to acknowledge the dream and to pursue that dream with all your might. And in doing so, to follow your heart, not allowing fear or life or people to deter you, and to always be open to what the Universe (God) is trying to tell you.

What really sold me on this book was my 12  year old picking it up, reading the inside of the front cover and deciding that he wanted to read it as well. He did it in less than 2 days and loved it! Took me a good week to read it (but that’s besides the point). So I can definitely recommend you allowing your kids to read it–at your discretion, of course.

Here’s an overview of the book from Amazon.com:

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#Throwback: @ItsMyRayeRaye Shows You How To Thrift For 90s Grunge Looks Ft. @AllStyle7

⧫ Thursdays ⧫ 90's Grunge | Throwback With @ItsMtRayeRaye YouTube play

Hey Mommies!

#FlashbackFriday is upon us in the social media world. And it Fashion Friday here at SiNgLe MoMmY Files, so I found the perfect thrift tips & outfits-inspired video for you!

Social media maven @itsmyrayeraye, a popular beauty and fashion blogger from New York, teamed up with Glam and put together this fashion throwback video.  She’s showing her fans how to thrift for 90s grunge and rave looks; one that’s authentic and one with a modern twist.

What really got me excited about this video was that fact that @allstyle7; Styler of Starz, Seller of vintage retail/Manager at Buffalo Exchange in LA and SiNgLe MoMmY FiLeS fashion expert, helped pull these looks together. Check it out!

Oh and be sure to let me know your throughts about the looks.

Until Next Time Mommies!

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The Single Mother’s Guide to Dating By Tara Ellison

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Hey Mommies!

New Year, new opportunity to find love! The kind of love that we desire and deserve. Regardless of our past experiences with our Wrong Misters, it’s possible to find true love, again.  Tara Ellison, author, Synchronized Swimming, shares her personal experiences and enlightening advice on dating as a single mom. After reading this article, I’m certainly open to putting myself back on the market again.

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