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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...
Follow the Joyful Call of Music!

Follow the Joyful Call of Music!

Bruce walks on stage and the crowd goes insane. Me, I’m one person back from the front of the stage and screaming so hard to his music I think I might pass out. The walls are vibrating and the sound bounces from front to back, rattling the arena. Every person is on...