A Single Mom’s Kryptonite

Sans the cape, skin-tight leotards, and underwear worn as outerwear, single parents are known to be superheroes in their own right. They may not have the power to bend steel bars with their bare hands or become invisible in the face of danger, but … [Continue reading]

Tonight I Write the Dumbest Lines

Nobody could care less about what I write at this moment.  Ideas on what to write escape me right now.  My brain cells are as dead as dead can be.  I feel the aching urge to just type a hodgepodge of words which have absolutely no coherence with one … [Continue reading]

Teach Your Kids Respect

Respect begets respect. You more or less get from people what you give them. If you show other people respect, most likely they’ll do the same to you. It’s one of life’s important lessons which we just have to keep ramming down our children’s … [Continue reading]

5 Things a Single Mom Forgets

Back in the day, Kermit the Frog used to sing a little ditty called “It’s not easy being green…”  Because my singing voice closely resembles his, I will sing my own version of his song, changing the words to “It’s not easy being a single mom…” I’m … [Continue reading]

When Your Kid Is The Bully

You can still vividly remember that day when you first dropped off your kid at school.  He was clinging to you like compression hosiery to a woman’s leg.  He was holding on to you for dear life, while wiping away the tears trickling down his chubby … [Continue reading]

First Day of School: Books to Help Your Kid Cope

Seems like only yesterday when you and your kid were chanting “No more classes, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks!”   Now, with summer coming to an end and only a few days to go before school starts, you feel the dire need to relax at hot … [Continue reading]

How to Teach your Kids Honesty

However which way you turn the tables, honesty really still IS the best policy.  It’s the root of all things good.  Honesty is the manifestation of a pure heart, because when one is honest, he has a conscience which knows how to effectively discern … [Continue reading]

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]