Bingo and books

by singlemomseeking on June 13, 2009

Ever since I was evicted — and began my search for a new home — I have not forgotten my friends.

Thank you for listening to me complain — and for keeping me optimistic. Thank you for reminding me what really matters: good friends, hard work, family, and my first love (my daughter).

Recently, the oh-so-creative Depot Dad made a single parent bingo board that really brings together so many of you who’ve come into my life over the past two years. See for yourself:


Thank you! If you’re a blogger who’s not on the bingo board — and you’d like me to know about you — please leave your URL below. I’ll be sure to add you to my links page, which I’m currently updating. Thanks!

In honor of friends, I wanted to do something. Sure enough, during my move last weekend, it came to me in the form of a heavy brown box: extra copies of my book, Single Mom Seeking!


I’m sending the book to five of you. Even if you’ve read it already, maybe you can give away a copy to a friend.

All you need to do is this: give thanks to a friend, below.

That’s it: just give a shout out to any friend in your life. Let’s hear it.

Five winners will be chosen by on Monday, June 22.


And get this:

After leaving a comment below, be sure to head over to Singlemommyhood for a special giveaway contest!

Thanks to Harper Collins for hosting this very cool contest for Father’s Day!

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singlemomseeking June 24, 2009 at 11:42 pm

At last, those of you who requested are on my Blogroll… and even some of you who didn’t request it got there just because!


Tishia Lee June 21, 2009 at 6:58 pm

I don’t think I can even put into words the thanks my best friend Belinda deserves. She’s been there through thick and thin and on days I think I can’t pick myself up out of bed because life has just gotten to chaotic or hectic for me she’s always there to pick me up. She’s an amazing woman and I don’t know where I’d be without her in my life!

Tishia Lee´s last blog post…Today is the Big Day


Juggle Jane June 17, 2009 at 1:24 pm

My shout out goes out to my bestie. We’ve been together since Freshman Orientation at college and have been by each other’s side through just about everything. We call each other BloodSister and she really is my sister.

Another BINGO BOARD wanna-be!!

Juggle Jane´s last blog post…Mother – Tuesday’s Tune


Lovebabz June 17, 2009 at 3:59 am

Shout out to my Sister Friend Jennifer Baszile, author The Black Girl Next Door. I give her a great deal of credit for propping me up as I was going through my divorce. She was further along in the process and kept me rooted in reality.

And I so want to be on the BINGO BOARD! and add me to your blog roll Sister!


syd June 16, 2009 at 7:39 pm

I have a dear friend, also (recently) a single mom, who I speak to on the phone twice a day. Once in the morning (e.g. “did yours sleep? what time did they wake up? how does your day look?”) and once when we’ve survived the day (“how did it go? what did your boss say? did you try that new parenting approach? what did you make for dinner? did they eat it?”). I feel sure I wouldn’t make it through without her. 🙂

As for the bingo board, I am so honored to be on it – and would love to be on your links page, too! Have been following and adoring you for ages, and am so grateful for the supportive single parent blogosphere.

syd´s last blog post…cluck cluck cluck


Shannon June 16, 2009 at 11:07 am

I love my bff Tammy…the one who caught my ex-husband cheating. And handled it oh-so-smoothly. She supported me, no matter what I chose and still does.
And I’m not on the bingo card and I’ve been here awhile! 😉

Shannon´s last blog post…A Mover and A Shaker…


Kari June 16, 2009 at 7:20 am

I was wondering just how you all got your template to make it lol

Kari´s last blog post…I’m still around


Dora June 15, 2009 at 11:17 am

Thanks to a fairly new friend, I have baby stuff! Several months ago I met a new mom at Starbucks. I wasn’t pregnant yet, but we started talking and I told her my plans. Now, thanks to her I have a barely used infant car seat and stroller frame and a bouncy seat! This baby thing is starting to feel more real!

Dora´s last blog post…Mel’s Show and Tell — A Gift to Myself


PT-LawMom June 15, 2009 at 9:50 am

P.S. I need to make a general blogger bingo board. I’ve met a ton of people (mostly law students and moms) but have only had the pleasure of meeting Ms. T IRL. Time to start getting out there. 😉


PT-LawMom June 15, 2009 at 9:43 am

I’m thankful for my son who is super-sweet and sensitive and able to tell me exactly what he is feeling in a way that really makes me think. I am so proud of the way he is growing and maturing and of the way he has survived this difficult year of divorce and extreme life changes. I’m a very blessed and thankful Mama.


singlemomseeking June 15, 2009 at 3:05 pm

PT Law Mom: Why don’t you ask Depot Dad to make you a bingo board? I have a feeling he’ll oblige.


Erica June 15, 2009 at 9:40 am

Thanks for putting Sugar Town on your bingo board! I’d LOVE to meet you, so you’re definitely on mine.

I’ll give a thank you to my incredible 5-year-old. Without him, I’d probably still be self-absorbed and very hungry/grumpy (I didn’t eat mac & cheese until I had him).


Kari June 15, 2009 at 8:10 am

Aww thank you for the love 🙂

I want to give thanks to so many people it is hard to pick just one.

I’m going to thank Jeanie though of Jeanie in Paradise because I ventured to this blog here by clicking on her blog roll. That opened up the door to many more blogs that I now read all the time.

Jeanie is wonderful she always has a great ear and such a way with words. If I could sum Jeanie up in one word… well I couldn’t lol but it would be friend. She always seems to know what to say and when to say it.


judy June 14, 2009 at 8:14 pm

A big thanks to Ken, my hairdresser of eleven years who listens to the details of every near-miss relationships, tells me what I want to hear,and what I don’t want to hear, has put his arm around me when I’ve walked into the salon in tears, let’s me call him late night at home on Friday after being stood up, never tells my secrets to anyone and colors and cuts my hair like nobody’s business


bad mummy June 14, 2009 at 10:52 am

Def goes out to my best bud, Critter. Sure, we dated, but we make far better friends. He’s an uncle to The Mook and treats me to clean dishes and tubs of ice cream.

bad mummy´s last blog post…The Former Mister…not funny


Cathouse Teri June 14, 2009 at 10:42 am

I’d like to thank the friends and family who stuck by me when I left my husband. When it came down to it, I had to just do it ~ even if I lost everyone and everything. I lost some, but many stayed by me and I will never ever be able to thank them enough.

Cathouse Teri´s last blog post…The Perfect Gift


Jami June 14, 2009 at 10:03 am

I want to thank my best friend Nancy for rescuing me from panic. Money is tight and I wrecked my car and don’t carry collision. She came over last week with a bottle of wine and helped me clean my house for three hours — it had really gotten messy dealing with all of the stress in my head. Then, we sat down with Dave Ramsey and plugged away at my budget. My head and heart are now above water because of her help.

Love you Nancy!

Jami´s last blog post…Surrogacy — It’s Not Just For Pregnant Bitches Anymore


Jessica Howell June 14, 2009 at 6:05 am

I’d be honored to have a space on your bingo board! Check me out at

And for my thank-you…I’d like to thank my former best friend who is no longer my friend. By teaching me that nothing is forever, she gave me the greatest gift of all.

Jessica Howell´s last blog post…Week In Review


Brittany June 13, 2009 at 9:44 pm

Most thankful for my best friend, the one who continued to treat me like a normal friend, pre- and post-baby. It made all the difference.


badmuthablogger June 13, 2009 at 8:20 pm

I give thanks to my little bun-buns. Only 15 months old, but already my best friend, and above all a wonderful and great teacher. Also my mum and sister, who have been AMAZINGLY supportive to me. I could not do this single mother thing without them. And all the single parent bloggers out there that I barely have time or energy to read (although I make time for yours every day) and even less time or energy to comment – but nevertheless, have been a huge source of support to me over the last couple of years. Thank you! And yes, I’d love to be on your Bingo card one of these days.


K Nelson June 13, 2009 at 8:14 pm

I’m giving thanks to Justin who has stuck with me through some big messes and crazy kid stuff in the last 2.5 years!

And you can add me to your links if you’d like. I have a personal blog and a column on Special education… so either or both would be awesome.


MommaSunshine June 13, 2009 at 4:10 pm

My thanks goes out to my friend Charmaine, who has been there for me through the most challenging time of my life – the past six months. She’s shown me the true meaning of friendship, which wasn’t what I’ve believed it to be for the past 10 years of my life…in fact, it’s so much better.

And hey, lady, I’d LOVE for you to add me to your blog list!!


Eathan June 13, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Hhmm.. my list is short but distinguished. But no one mentioned you Rachel. I have to give you a shout out..since this is your site. And you’ve united us all for this shout out session. 😉


Marie T June 13, 2009 at 12:22 pm

I am thankful for my friend Felecia — she understands me & my little guy. She’s been encouraging, gentle when I was in a raw place and always ready to laugh with me. The single mom journey isn’t always easy — but dang I’m glad for friends!


Martini Mom June 13, 2009 at 10:37 am

I have to give a shout out to my friend, The Mighty M, for never judging me. Everyone needs someone to whom they can confess their deepest darkest secrets. She’s seen me through a lot of mistakes; mistakes I wouldn’t have been able to forgive myself for if it hadn’t been for her empathetic ear.


Heather June 13, 2009 at 8:47 am

Thank you to my friend/ex-sister in law Colleen. For never giving up the hunt to contact me over the last 15 years. After my divorce 15 years ago I cut off contact with my ex and all his family. (we didn’t have any children together) Colleen my ex’s sister wanted to have contact with me but wasn’t able to find me. In fact for a long time I didn’t want to be found. (my way of cooping at the time) Now as a single mom of a 4 year old I know that hiding is not cooping. Long story short when Colleen found me I found that a huge weight had been lifted and I had been missing out on a friendship. To Colleen I give thanks for never giving up her search for me.


Alicia June 13, 2009 at 8:39 am

I am ever so thankful for my boss, Jimmy. He is so wise and a great counselor and someone I could only hope to emulate.


Honey June 13, 2009 at 7:59 am

I give thanks to my friend Lance, who is a fantastic ex-boyfriend, a great friend, and a great co-blogger! He does all the technical support for our site, which is fantastic when I accidentally bold everything and have no clue how it happened 🙂

He’s also incredibly supportive of my relationship, which shows just what a mature ex he is!

Honey´s last blog post…Away We Go


singlemomseeking June 13, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Honey, that’s super sweet…. Lance, did you read that?

Lauren: True friends really do show up when you’re going through a challenging time, don’t they?

Thanks Eathan and CBG…. xoxo


Canadian Bald Guy June 13, 2009 at 5:48 am

I’ll give thanks to you, Rachel.

Thanks for putting me on your Bingo card (you’re already on mine). Thanks for your honesty in your posts…regardless of whether or not it’s the most popular decision to make. And thanks for discussing (tactfully) the relationship I’m enjoying with Momma Sunshine.

And just thanks for being you.

Now…if only you’d update that link page of yours to include me…..

Canadian Bald Guy´s last blog post…Loving that loving feeling


Lauren June 13, 2009 at 5:43 am

My best friend deserves more thanks than I can possibly give her. I can’t believe she has remained friends with me after all these years. I started making a lot of choices that she didn’t agree with, but she continued to stay my friend through it all.

She also encouraged me and made me excited about my choice to not have an abortion when I unexpectedly became pregnant (unlike another friend, who bluntly told me I was going to ruin my life if I went through with the pregnancy). She definitely helps keep me sane and grounded.

Lauren´s last blog post…So THIS is what it’s like to date as a single mom


Anna June 13, 2009 at 4:46 am

My shout out is to Laura, my son’s babysitter, who has become like a part of our family because we don’t have much family where we are, and not much help in general. She’s a great source of support, and is even coming with me to get my first tattoo on Sunday!!


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