Yes, I’m an African-American Woman and Single Mom…But I Am More Than Just a Statistic

The other day while at work while driving off to sleep at my desk at work (hey, it happens to all of us at some point!), a woman that I work with (we work at the same company, but we don’t work in the same department) had a peculiar question for me:  “Don’t you feel weird being a statistic?” What do you mean? I asked. Well being an African-American woman, and a single mom. Don’t you feel weird fitting into that statistic? she questioned. The precursor to the question was a series of rambling statements, explaining that she was curious and didn’t […]

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NATIONAL WORK & FAMILY MONTH

Have you ever heard about National Work & Family Month? I hadn’t heard about it either, until Sarah from Me Plus 3 Today  asked me to submit a guest post all about balancing work & family life, since she had recently started a new series called Work-Life Wednesday series. It’s a great series – and I’m enjoying every post so far, especially since my guest post is the 2nd post in the series.  If you’re interested in learning more about National Work & Family Month, check out Sarah’s first post in the series. If you’re wondering how you are going to balance a full-time […]

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#BOYMOMS WITH CHASIN MASON

For the past week, I have been writing guest posts for some reasons, but I’m quite enjoying it. I love being able to have a writing prompt, and to share my thoughts on other blogs. This one was particularly fun for me because I got to share why I love being a mom of a boy! The #BoyMoms series is a fun series on Chasin’ Mason where moms of boys share their amazing stories of raising boys. When I first heard about the series, I was excited to share my story. I just love being one of the many #BoyMoms that shared their story […]

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YEP, HE’S STILL IN MY BED: A CO-SLEEPING UPDATE

When I first wrote about my co-sleeping experience back when I first started blogging, I had never expected that I would still be going through it almost 2 years later. Yep, you read that right – Micah is still in my bed. I kept going back and forth with the idea of getting him back into his bed, but when he turned 3, I really made up my mind to start trying again.  In an instant, he became so a wild sleeper – I haven’t gotten smacked in the face, kicked in the back, head-butted, you name it – it’s probably happened at […]

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MOM-CATION: A MINI VACATION FROM CARING FOR YOUR CHILD

I know what it sounds like – it sounds as though you are attempting to escape your responsibilities as a mom. But that’s not the case at all – it’s about understanding the need for a break from your children, so you can return rejuvenated, refreshed, and ready to tackle whatever may come your way. As a single mom, it’s so rare that I have the opportunity to take advantage of a mini-vacation, or “Mom-cation”, as I like to call it.  So one day, when I was able to take one of those special Mom-cations, I was so incredibly happy […]

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BEWARE! I’M POTTY TRAINING A BOY: TIPS FOR SUCCESS!

Once upon a time, I wished for a manual to help me to know what to expect when I was expecting. There was a book, of course, but it could never truly prepare me for what to expect.  Then, I wished for a manual to help me manage being a single mom. There are tons of those, but none that could truly tell you what to expect until you experience it. Finally, I wished for a manual to help me with potty training.  I’ve found several, but once again none that would truly prepare me for what to expect until […]

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SOLO PARENTING: HOW SINGLE MOMS CAN USE TECHNOLOGY TO CONNECT WITH THEIR KIDS {GUEST POST}

A single mother’s job is never done – you wear the hat of the primary caregiver, breadwinner, encourager, housekeeper, taxi driver, and more. That’s a lot of hats to juggle and still maintain a functional household. Balancing a full-time job, the demands of life, and being a connected parent can be difficult – especially if you are doing it solo. Single parents can still maintain a strong relationship with their children, even when life gets chaotic and busy. Single mothers can utilize the new technologies available to stay involved and updated with their family. In today’s world, technology is one of the best […]

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MY BABY DADDY MOVED ON…AND I’M STILL SINGLE!

It is tough to watch your ex move on after a breakup, yet you are still single. If you were broken up with, you’re probably still questioning the breakup. Why did this happen? Will I find someone else? What did I do?  In many cases, you may still have feelings for your ex. You may be angry and hurt by the breakup, and it becomes exponentially worse because they have moved on. You may judge whether or not you’ll ever get over these feelings and how you’ll be able to deal with the breakup. All of this can be compounded if […]

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POTTY TRAINING ALERT: NO MORE DIAPERS FOR THIS 3-YEAR OLD

Thursday was like any other day (or so I thought)…I dropped Micah off to school, went to work, left work, picked Micah up from school, and headed home after grabbing a few things from the grocery store for dinner. During the drive home to the grocery store, Micah had a strange look on his face. Every time I asked him what was wrong, he would just reply that he was thinking (THINKING??!! This isn’t good!).  Instead of asking more questions, I left him to his thoughts, but I knew something big was coming. We drove home from the grocery store […]

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I CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE! : TIPS TO END BABY DADDY DRAMA – PART 2

As I mentioned in Part One,  I’ve experienced my share of baby daddy drama and I hoping that these tips will help you to end, or avoid, baby daddy drama in your life.  Today, I have some more tips to help guide you through the experience, especially if you want to build a healthy and positive co-parenting relationship for your child. Let’s start where we left off! 4. Stop allowing your child’s father back into your head and your heart. As you’ve probably read in many of my other posts, I have always envisioned being married and living happily to my child’s […]

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