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
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 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
“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
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
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:
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.
“…when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ― Paulo Coelho,
It’s the last day of 2015 and I woke up this morning hungry! Not for the last piece of sweet potato pie I hid in the back of the fridge, no, I woke up with this strong desire to finally come from the shadows of fear; to pursue my dreams whole-heartedly; to live my life the way in which it was destined; to walk in my abolute purpose.
I’m not surprised that I have arrived at this place. Yes, 2016 is upon
I started my morning-after-Christmas off with a little tradition of mine; I had a slice of my homemade sweet potato pie for breakfast. I wouldn’t normally have dessert for breakfast. For one, I’m totally obsessed. For two, at times, I have no control over my intake–when it comes to cookies, cakes, pies, or chocolate. For some people, the salty snacks do it for them. For me, sweets are my weakness!
I figured, it’s the holiday, and I’ve been good at exercising and eating right throughout the year. Plus, I’ve downed more green juice concoctions than I can count. So one slice of pie (or maybe several slices over the next few days) can’t hurt, right?
But what I really wanted to share was how I literally went to sleep