Shame, for me, shows up in the least expected places, when I’m paying little attention. I was picking up a cake for my son, Ian’s, birthday party. I’d looked over my to-do list and was checking everything off, relieved that all the errands had been completed. I’d dealt with busy stores and Sunday afternoon traffic, […]
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It’s the middle of the night the week before your 21st birthday and I can’t help but reflect back to back on the earlier years. The night you were born was the first major snowfall of the season. You were ready to come out and meet me and I was both excited and terrified of […]
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I love it here in Duluth. At least now I do. My family and I visited Duluth as kids while vacationing, but I never thought I would rule my roost here.
Let’s face it, once we move past mourning of the summer season we all get a giddy excitement in the pit of our stomachs. We get to once again send our little one’s off on their grand academic adventures. That is, however, until we come to the realization that some of us will be responsible […]
Mommy Wars. I’ve only recently witnessed the cyber storm of cat fighting and that we are at the height of tensions and opinions when it comes to moms simply trying to raise their children. In the age of technology and social media, it’s easy for us to hide behind words filled with judgment and anger […]
When I was younger imagining what my life would look like, it never included me parenting on my own for seven years—let alone having to share my children with another woman. My two kids were only 1 and 2 ½ when my marriage to their dad was officially over. I was in a marriage that in the […]
There are very few of us who grew up with the dream to become a single parent one day. Rather, single parenting is usually the byproduct of life taking us down a road that we hadn’t planned for. Each of our stories look different, and the intricate circumstances of failed love resonate personally and individually different in our […]