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My Year in Review – A Year in the Life of a Single Mother October Through December 2011

Our Personal Life October – November – December:  Disillusionment With the Court System Increases I became more disillusioned with our court system as the Judge announced our divorce trial would again be put off – this time until January. I really needed the tens of thousands of dollars in back court ordered child support, daycare, …

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My Year in Review Part II – World Events & My Year in the Life of a Single Mother

My Year in Review II includes links and information on world events, including the 10 year anniversary of 9-11and the “occupy” movement,  as well as personal remembrances my 5 boys and I have, from running the bases at Turner Field, Home of the Braves,  to moving into our new home. This recap covers July-December 2011 …

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My Year in Review – World Events & A Year in the Life of a Single Mother

My Year in Review includes links and information on world events-including the devastating earthquake in Japan to the triumphant capturing of bin laden by our Navy SEALS-and personal rememberances my 5 boys and I have-from the joy of the Green Bay Packers to the loss of our home and the failure of government run agencies meant to help people like us. This recap covers January-June 2011 and will continue with the second 1/2 of 2011 in tomorrow’s post. https://www.singlemomsmiling.com/?p=505

Single Mothers Learn a lot from Billy Beane and the Movie Moneyball

Friday night I took Troy to see Moneyball, the story of Billy Beane, General Manager for the Oakland A’s. Billy Beane takes the Athletics, one of Major League Baseball’s poorest teams, to a winning season through analyzing statistics rather than doling out large paychecks. I liked that idea from the beginning, but didn’t expect much of the movie itself.