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Awake All Night – Single Mom Sleeplessness

I think only another new single mom can know what the phrase “awake all night” truly means. Awake all night happens because dinner takes longer than you thought it would to prepare. Awake all night happens because dinner takes longer than you thought it would to eat. Awake all night happens because everything ALWAYS takes longer than…

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Single Mom Back Aches

Could an aching back be yet another side effect of being a single mom because my back certainly does hurt!  I had never experienced real back pain before, but shortly after my husband left me pregnant and alone, my back began hurting. Now, when the pain flairs up, I know it’s just another side effect of…

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Pumpkin Carving with Noah

Last week I took a day off from work to help Noah’s class with pumpkin carving. I know we need the little money I make, but I decided long ago that money would never be more important than spending time with my children when they need me to. If I had any doubts (which I didn’t!) about taking the day…

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Go Away, Big Green Monster! – Pumpkin Craft

Tuesdays our public library runs a story time for kids, and this week Miss Lisa, the woman who runs the program, read Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley and had the children do a pumpkin  craft to go along with the book. The book, Go Away Big Green Monster, starts with two round yellow eyes cut into…

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The Teacher from Charlie Brown and Selective Listening

I confess that sometimes when my kids speak, it’s like listening to the teacher from Charlie Brown. I just nod and agree and only later realize I missed something big. Like yesterday for example. I was working on a blog post while my 10 year old was chattering away. I could hear the excited tone of…

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