The Space Between

“It has been said that it’s the space between the bars that holds the tiger. And it’s the silence between the notes that makes the music. It is out of the silence, or “the gap,” or that space between our thoughts, that everything is created-including our own bliss.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer I am…

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Single Mom Life: A Cautionary Tale

Once upon a time… In a city far, far away… There was once a princess… Actually, I don’t know where I am going with this.  To be honest, there is no fairy-tale way to begin this story because this is certainly not a fairy-tale type of story, but the advice that comes from it needs…

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Single Mom Life: Pimples & Pubic Hair

My son Cole is only 11, and I recently saw two emerging pimples on the left side of his nose. “Oh,” I said, “You’re getting pimples.”  I said it lovingly because I realized that this is his ascent into puberty. “Can I pop them?” “No,” he said with shock.  “Why would you do that?” “Come…

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Single Mom Life: A Little Poem for This Cold Morning

My Son Sometimes my son squeaks He points and gesticulates wildly trying to get his point across He can speak But, at that moment, he chooses not to For an entire day I go back and forth–worrying–maybe this is the time he stops talking altogether Do I force words from his lips, from his heart…

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Single Mom Life: Ode to a Mouse cont…

I don’t think I can do it.  Last night Cole and I tried setting the traps.  It went badly.  First, the peanut butter is much more greasy than I originally thought.  Second, the metal part of the trap that is supposed to swing down unto the mouse’s neck is tricky.  I pinched my fingers twice…

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Single Mom Life: A Note to Self

I just started a new book. It was left on my desk yesterday with no note.  Books always have a way of finding me, but I wish I knew who this person is because I would thank him/her.  This little number is a compiling of well known people and the notes they would write to…

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Single Mom Life: Gratitude

Gratitude: the act of giving thanks; the act of being grateful. I am focusing on gratitude.  Two weeks ago, I started a “Gratitude Journal.”  I read an article that even spending a few minutes a day writing down a few things you are grateful for will start to change you.  It will cause you to…

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Single Mom Life: Tom, the Turtle

For my son’s eighth birthday, my mom bought him a turtle.  A Russian Tortoise to be exact.  He has wanted one for years, and I finally acquiesced this year.  Jonah, my son, was ecstatic, and he named him Tom.  He promised all of the things kids promise when they want something so badly.  He was…

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Single Mom Life: Dreaming

I have been doing a lot of dreaming lately.  In my daily life. In my meditations.  I am dreaming of my future and I am dreaming about my past. The other night my BF and I were at an Ugly Sweater party.  He is about seven years younger, so much of the party was made…

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Single Mom Life & Baking

I am completely addicted to those baking shows.  I love watching people compete to win fame, recognition and prizes because they can out cook or bake someone else. I also love food.  Food has traditionally meant love in my life.  Feeding people good food is how I show my extreme appreciation for them being in…

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