My Lil Man is 10 Years Old!

My lil man is officially in the double digits! 10 years old! It feels like we have been waiting and planning this birthday for years, and it is finally here! My son’s birthday was this past Wednesday, July 28th, and he only asked for two things: go to the gym and buy soft pretzels. A strange combination – yes – but he has grown into a simple, uncomplicated kid. I love that about him! We’ve been going to one of our local gyms (our town is chock full of them!) for the past couple of months and there is a […]

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I’m Tired of Adulting!

Why were we so excited about becoming an adult when we were children? I guess we always want what we don’t have, right? I remember telling my mom – “One day I’m going to become an adult and I won’t have to listen to any of your rules!” I envisioned the excitement and freedom of being an adult… Now here I am, in full adult mode – with a child, house, car, bills, and demanding job. How I do I feel now? I don’t want to be an adult anymore! I don’t want to work anymore! I’m tired! I’m sure […]

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Starting Over!

I started Epic Mommy Adventures back in 2013 when I was at the peak of my single parenthood experience (or at least what I thought was the peak! If only I knew then what I know now!). My son was 2 and I was barely surviving through the “terrible twos”. I was struggling with the experience and needed an outlet without the expense of therapy. It worked for quite some time – 4-5 years to be exact – until I hit writer’s block and life block. My passion of writing became more of a burden, and I just didn’t have […]

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Be Good to Yourself: Inexpensive Ideas for Treating Yourself

As a single mom, your entire life is wrapped around your child(ren).  You don’t have time or energy to think about anything that does not directly impact your child’s life.  You ensure that everything runs smoothly so your child can have the best life that they can have.  But it’s okay to take a moment to think of yourself too. I want to treat myself big time, but it’s extremely hard to do so right now. Instead, I have to find inexpensive ways to treat myself in small ways on an average day.  It makes me feel rejuvenated and ready to […]

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DEAR NEW SINGLE MOM…

Dear New Single Mom…. As I sit here cuddling my 4-year old son as he drifts off to sleep, I thought of you… I wondered how you must be feeling, what worries you may have, and just all-in-all how you are doing.  I wish that I knew you personally so I could embrace you and let you know that it will all be okay.  Even on your best day, you may still need that hug for reassurance that you’re moving in the right direction.  Because let’s be honest – sometimes we wonder that, right? Only a few short years ago, […]

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8 REASONS WHY DATING IS DIFFERENT IN YOUR 30S THAN IN YOUR 20S

The 20s – that time when you are free, willing to experience any- and every-thing that comes your way.  When I was in my 20s, I was completely invincible (or so I thought). I had done several reckless things and I didn’t even think twice about it. Why worry about fixing my life right then? I had a decade to wreck it and decades to fix it.  The problem is – who knows what’s going to happen later in life? You can’t possibly know how it will all work out. In my 20s, relationships came and went – it was […]

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7 TIPS TO HELP SINGLE MOMS EXPLAIN WHY DADDY ISN’T AROUND

When you’re a single parent, you’re bound to eventually be asked a question by your child that you will have to prepare to answer.  The question that I’m dreading is, “Why isn’t Daddy around?” I confronted my mom with the same question when I was younger, and I could remember the shock on her face by the question.  I was only about 6 or 7 at the time, so I’m sure she thought that she had a couple of years before the question was asked. But I have always been an old soul, and Micah is shaping up to be […]

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5 THINGS I WORRY ABOUT AS A SOLO PARENT

My nephew has come to visit! It’s only been a couple of days, but honestly, it has been a great experience. He has been helping me around the house and with Micah…and honestly, he’s been a great person to chat with.   Although only 20 years old, he’s definitely an old soul as I was at his age, and we have deep philosophical conversations about life, entrepreneurship, family life, and ambition.  He asked a question today that really got me thinking, “What are some of the things that you worry about most as a solo parent?” It wasn’t an incredibly […]

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12 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DATING A SINGLE MOM

I was recently told by a friend that he doesn’t date single moms. He said that they have way too much baggage, more than he’s willing to handle. He indicated that he would never pursue a true and meaningful relationship with a single mom. After I completely badgered him to explain if our friendship was true and meaningful, he finally realized that he had somewhat offended me. Although I am a single mom myself, though, I somewhat understood his issue (although I don’t think that single moms have “baggage”) and wanted to point out some things that you should know should […]

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6 INDISPENSABLE SAFETY TIPS FOR SINGLE MOTHERS {GUEST POST}

Being a single mother can be really tough at times. You have to work a full-time job and take care of a child at the same time. If you are a single mother living alone, you also have to worry about your safety. Here are six safety tips for single mothers. Add Curtains to Your Windows One of the simplest ways to stay safe as a single mother is to add curtains to your windows. This way, strangers cannot look into your house and see what you are doing. Curtains on your windows will provide you with a lot of […]

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