Tag Archives: single parenthood

What it’s like being a single Mom on Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day I do not wish to sleep in or receive flowers or have loved ones gather ’round as I eat breakfast in bed. Besides, when you’re a single mom, those things aren’t likely to happen anyway. But, I’m more than OK with that. In fact, what I want for Mother’s Day is what I want every other day […]

Finding magic in a Maine lifestyle after living away

These days, we rise in the morning, curtains backlit by a penetrating sun. Depending on which window you’re in front of, there is the faint shadow of a tree branch, moving slightly with the wind. Certain repetitive movement momentarily hypnotizes me. Sometimes waves making their way to shore; more frequently, my 6-year-old daughter twirling and […]

April Fool’s Day Is A Good Reminder To Laugh More

My 6-year-old daughter has a dollar store board book filled with jokes that she has memorized and frequently she chooses it as one of our “bedtime stories.” “Do you remember all the answers,” she will ask. “I do.” “But aren’t they still so funny?” Well, no, I think to myself. Aloud, I smile and nod. […]

Celebrating Christmas in a single-parent household

Even though my daughter had never celebrated Christmas day with her father, I found myself with the need to make up for his absence. I would make my list and check it more than twice. Surely, I thought, children of divorce need more presents to compensate for the lack of presence, right? As much as […]