Category Archives: Single Parenting

School: It’s Never Out

photo credit:  hsj.org

photo credit: hsj.org

I’m the single mother of a terrific daughter who will be starting her junior year of high school in September. As the summer takes off and I look back on the past year, I recall a demanding, frustrating and enlightening agenda of late night study sessions, accelerated classes, soul-searching, worry about the future and career planning…

But that was just my school year.

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How to Lasso a Tornado

photo credit: parentspost.com

photo credit: parentspost.com

They say “change is good” and, for the most part, I agree. After all, without a healthy dose of change life would be boring and spiritless. But what happens when the force of change doesn’t knock on the door but, instead,  knocks down your whole house? Continue reading

When Life Hands You Limoni…

B4D9C0FC53C94E8BA211B3CD61DCE633.ashxYears ago I experienced divorce first-hand and it was awful. Emotionally crippling and physically debilitating, I found myself believing that the pain would simply eat me alive as I became a shell of who I used to be. I desperately wanted my “original” self back – to replace my newfound despair with my youthful sense of passion – to recapture my enthusiasm for life. So when I saw the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun,” I found myself living vicariously through Frances, the movie’s protagonist. The plot is simple: Continue reading