When a single mom uproots for love

December 17, 2012

When you take the “distance” out of a long distance relationship, it’s a big deal. Especially when you have kids. And he has kids. Especially when one of you leaves your job and friends behind. Especially when one of you puts your house on market, and the other one opens his/her door to a new […]

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My Thanksgiving scar

November 21, 2012

It took me years to admit that I was a classic co-dependent in a relationship with an alcoholic. Twelve years ago this Thanksgiving. That’s when our relationship ended, with our apartment door locked and his key slipped back under. Twelve years!! A lovestain on my heart. That’s what he left 12 years ago. We’d unraveled […]

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Drinking Diaries: it’s a book give away

November 12, 2012

  If you are a woman who drinks alcohol, Drinking Diaries will speak to you. Yes, it sounds like a book about alcoholism. And some writers do delve thoughtfully into this struggle. But this book is so much more. It’s about loving the taste of wine. It’s about almost getting a DUI. It’s about abstaining […]

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Saying “I do” after being a single mom

October 24, 2012

  When my friend, Desiree, walked down the aisle this month to Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up,” I knew exactly why she’d picked that song. Because the only way to fall in love again 10 years into single parenthood is to maintain a faith in love. To NOT give up. The rain held off […]

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Getting married after a decade of single motherhood

October 4, 2012

Getting married after you’ve been a single mom for 10 years is a big deal. I know. Because that describes me. Now, it’s Desiree’s turn. I met Desiree six years ago when she walked into Bananas to join the single parents’ support group I was leading. She has the loveliest smile. She has been a […]

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Snapshot: First Comes Motherhood Then Comes Marriage

September 17, 2012

I’ve missed writing my Snapshot posts about single moms who are getting remarried, dating, or blending their families. If this describes you and you’d like to be featured, please contact me! It makes me very happy to be featuring amazing parents again! ~~~ I first crossed paths with single mom and writer Michelle Fiordaliso in […]

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What if you couldn’t have a baby? And your mother offered to have one for you

September 6, 2012

Mother-daughter relationships are so delicate. Bringing in Finn: An Extraordinary Surrogacy Story — a new memoir by Sara Connell, a life coach with a private practice in Chicago — gives me hope that my mother and I might turn a corner and find a place of trust and love. This is the story about a couple who […]

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