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Single Mom Spectrum

Single Mom Spectrum

I heard on the internet that the other day was National Single Parent Day. I celebrated by continuing my job as a single parent. I’ve been a single parent since my child was about 2 years old. When I say “single parent,” I become glaringly aware of...
How Motherhood Can Be Misperceived

How Motherhood Can Be Misperceived

Years ago I worked in a day care center in the toddler room. I would see kids come in, hair like a bird’s nest, shirts on backwards, needy before nap-time and I would make judgments like, How hard is it to just take a few minutes to brush that kid’s hair? Of course,...
Kinda, Sorta, Sometimes Mom

Kinda, Sorta, Sometimes Mom

I’m not a mom. Well, I haven’t grown or birthed any babies. I haven’t adopted or fostered any children. I don’t plan to have biological children. I’ve thought about fostering but I’m not in a place to do so right now. To be honest, I’m not sure that being a mom is for...
Take Fun More Seriously!

Take Fun More Seriously!

People love talking about having fun. Listening to them, I’ve often wondered if maybe I was missing something. When asked what I do for fun, I’ve been reluctant to answer. I’ve learned by the look on people’s faces it might not be what they expect to hear. Or maybe it...