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living the single mom life, to 3 kids, and feeling like a drill sergeant sometimes....

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deadbeat dads, and child support, you can go get it for an adult child, I did.

deadbeat dad and child support

Now that my divorces are behind me (that’s one common law and one divorce), I sometimes digress and reflect on the separation, divorce, child support, and my life in general. My first husband…

when an estranged or deadbeat parent dies, no one cries

when deadbeat dad dies

When an estranged dad dies, or a deadbeat dad, dies, the children aren’t sure if they are to mourn or not. When my first ex died, my daughter’s half-sister called her and let her know. …

kids health, stress, and mom blaming, again

As a mom, I have tried to make my children’s lives easier, by not making too many demands and letting kids be kids, because you are only a kid once. When my step-daughter Erin had a mouth sor…

dating as a single mom, will it end up being a Brady Bunch scenario? Helpful dating advice here....

single mom dating advice

A single parent date is a little frightening. I’ve been a single parent (mom) twice. My first husband and I split up and I had our daughter. Later I remarried, then that didn’t work, an…

short courses and programs that a single parent may want to consider, and other helpful hints.

short courses and programs for single moms back to school

Single moms and back to school! Hard to decide where to start. In my small town, there are not a lot of options for post secondary, so that makes it a little easier. But what we do have, that can l…

over 30? over 40? going back to school? get some helpful tips here!

single mom back school, yes you can

Being a single mom back to school can be expensive, tiring, frustrating and difficult. But you must do it! Way back in high school, I could be looking out the window, planning my after-school and e…

when getting married, do you take your married name, or keep your maiden name?

changing your married name, back to maiden, and quick

I got married once. Didn’t really want to, but we were having a baby, and he kept asking. We did have a great relationship as boyfriend and girlfriend, and yes we were having a baby, so reall…

the division of marital property and the custody of the children, not fun but it can be done amicably.

divorce and the division of property and children

I’ve been through two divorces. First was really a common-law relationship, the second a real marriage, yet both involved lawyers at the dissolution. The common denominator in both of these d…

you know you're a single mom when......you get your daughters old makeup....and more....

funny, you know you’re a single mom when…..

Single moms and financial help, there really isn’t any, so we have to help ourselves. Below is a list of just things I’ve noticed or thought of over the years. Crazy things like not bei…

if your parent dies without a will, helpful hints here, and be quick!

when parent dies without will

When my daughter’s dad died, it wasn’t a sad thing, mainly because he was not involved. This is what he chose, so what can you do? But my daughter and her half-siblings attend the servi…

sibling favoritism and parents that play favorites, and call me Cinderella, cause it isn't me.

parents that play favorites, call me Cinderella

What to do when your parent plays favorites? Financially or otherwise? My mother shows favoritism, and I’ve decided to hate. Growing up seemed rather ordinary, same as almost everyone else. C…

poor kids and their rich friends, mine drives a neon and he drives a Hummer - to high school.

rich kid, poor kid, guess who the poor ones are…

My daughter had a friend James in high school. One day James told his groups of friends, which extended to the entire school, that his dad had bought him a Hummer and was sending it up (from Florid…

how kids deal with deadbeat dad

My daughter Kelsey went to her older sisters wedding last weekend. This older sister is a half-sister biologically speaking and 6 years older than her. I have had problems with Kelsey’s dad o…

Should you cheat on a test? if you can, lol, cause honesty doesn't always pay.

single moms, college, homework, and cheating – yes

For moms going back to school, some advice. The older I get the wiser I get, yet I also get more cynical. As I’ve written I’ve started a Pharmacy Technician program that is mostly onlin…

kids home safety with stoves that short circuit

A couple of months ago my son Mikey was heating up a pot of water on the stove and he told me that it sparked a little. I took a look and everything seemed okay, all lights and elements working, an…

Global warming and the WE who are doing it? It's not us, its the 6000 people that rule the planet.

can we fix global warming? NO, WE cannot, but they can

I was watching a show on the end of the world, and what 2017 could mean, and the one guy was talking about “WE”. Saying things like, “Can WE help global warming?”, or ̶…