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
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
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
“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
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.
So I’m sitting here with a Shea moisture deep treatment masque, that I added honey, olive oil and coconut oil too, a plastic cap and heating wrap on my head, while attempting to literally zen myself back to the inner peace and tranquility I experienced on a cruise to Cabo San Lucas.
This vacay was probably one of those rare times in my life, that I allowed myself to totally be free…to totally let go (of my plans and expectations)…to totally enjoy every moment (regardless of the outcome) and…
…To totally get my tail in the water. Well, ok, I didn’t totally do that. The
Hey SmF fam!! I had an eventful weekend with fam & friends that involved some great weather, good food and plenty of laughs! That always helps me be more optimistic about my busy week ahead. But I also can’t wait for Friday to get here. It’s going down this weekend ladies! And of course, I’ll tell you all about it next week.
Well, I wish I could take sole credit for today’s post, but I can’t because I read quite a few articles over the past couple of years that fueled some of my thoughts on the subject.
For starters, I always believed that although we would find ourselves Continue reading Soul Mate, Soul Mate, Where Art Thou?
Hey ladies and gentlemen!! If you haven’t already, please check out some of the other SiNgLe MoMmY FiLeS posts in your spare time. And just so you know, I’m still trying to figure this blogging thing out, so please excuse the construction (i.e. schedule & post changes). I just need to make sure that I’m able to find a groove and stick with. I appreciate any or all of your support during this time!
In other news, looks like I’m gearing up for a new post entitled “So YoU WaNt To Be A MoMaGeR” real soon! I’m all about the needs of my readers and a lot of mommies and daddies have reached out to me by way of Facebook asking for info and help on how to get their kid started in the entertainment biz.
I want to help each and every one of you, really I do, but Continue reading I’m Doing Me: Taking My Own Advice
There’s always sooo much on my plate as a SiNgLe MoMmY! Remember I told you in “FiRsT StEpS” that I’m a full-time SUPER-mom, which is the ultimate job of the universe. I find myself cooking, cleaning, wiping noses and tears, teaching responsibility, encouraging creativity and learning, cultivating gifts, discouraging bad behavior, chastening, and loving unconditionally, day in and day out.
Parenting is one of thee most demanding responsibilities for a mother and a father, but when a mother finds herself being a stand-in dad too, the load is much heavier. And let me just say that my hat is off to any woman that is raising more than one child alone…I can only imagine what your days are like.
Sadly, SiNgLe MoMmIeS are not Appreciated & Respected as we should be at times, by our children, in our homes or in society, for Continue reading Where’s My A-P-P-R-E-C-I-A-T-I-O-N & R-E-S-P-E-C-T?
Hey ladies and gentlemen!!! I hope you’re still enjoying SiNgLe MoMmY FiLeS! I appreciate your support whether you’re visiting for the first time or have been supporting since the beginning with “FiRsT StEpS.”
I realized that I had to give myself a quick mental break from all this talk about “LoVe UnCoMpLiCaTeD” and focus on something more significant than my life in all its “SiNgLeNeSs.” At such a vulnerable state (i.e. thee time of the month), it was starting to wear me down hence the post “CaTcH 22.”
What could be more notable than my emotional tug-o-war with my desire to be single….wait no, married…uh…maybe single again? MoMmYhOoD! Yes, I LOVE being TJ’s mom! It’s a responsibility I do Continue reading MommyHood: We Do What We Have To