How to Find Playmates for Your Solitary Kid

My daughter has no playmates.  When there’s no school, that is.  Since she’s an only child in a single parent home, she has no brothers or sisters to fight with over who gets the last Krispy Kreme donut.  Sure, it makes for a quiet home, but when … [Continue reading]

How I Met Your (Single) Mother

This post is inspired by the hit TV sitcom How I Met Your Mother.  This is the blog author’s version of the lead character’s past tense narration to his kids in the year 2030 about how he met their mother.  Whether or not the information presented … [Continue reading]

Media and Your Kid’s Loneliness

It’s always tempting to leave our kids to spend hours playing Plants vs. Zombies in front of the computer, or to just leave them on the living room couch with eyes glued to episodes of Spongebob Squarepants.  All along, we are mindlessly under the … [Continue reading]

Single Moms and Car Repairs

Being without a man in your life does have its pitfalls.  You hit bumps in the road, literally, and you get your car battery inevitably jiggled out of its consoles.  That’s what happened to me just recently, and I have to admit, I was as clueless as … [Continue reading]

Hell Hath No Fury Like That Of A Child Scorned

My 5-year old daughter has just recently learned a new skill, but it’s something I’m not at all proud of.  She has mastered the art of pushing my buttons.  On more than one occasion, I find myself wanting to scream my head off and shave my head out … [Continue reading]

4 Reasons You Should Not Be Jealous Of Your Man’s Female Friends

Confidence is sexy.  Jealousy is downright ugly and unappealing.  When the green-eyed monster takes over, all hell breaks loose.  And that ruins instead of builds relationships.  Jealousy, when within the bounds of reason, can sometimes be healthy in … [Continue reading]

Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs for 2011: My Picks

Blogs are a dime a dozen, but only a handful deserve to be labeled the distinction “influential”.  These are the blogs which make us keep coming back because of their ability to influence the way we think, feel, and even the way we do number 2 in the … [Continue reading]

4 Reasons Your Child Won’t Listen To You

Kids, and even grown-ups, have this uncanny ability to filter out things they don’t want to hear. Oftentimes though, it’s not so much about what you say as it is about how your say it. But why exactly do our children give us the deaf ear whenever … [Continue reading]

Top 5 Signs Your Kid Is Addicted To Video Games

In this fast-paced world, we can do almost anything with the few clicks of a button.  What’s truly amazing is how our kids, who are barely out of their toddler years, are turning out to be much more tech-savvy than we are.  Yes, the technology bug … [Continue reading]

10 Commandments for Dating a Single Mom

You knew you wanted her the first time you laid eyes on her.  Even from a far, you could tell that she had just the right blend of spunk, personality and looks.  You approached her ever so discreetly, and managed to start a conversation with her.  … [Continue reading]