• From Single Mom by Chance to Single Mom by Choice

    Here We Are...Again

    So here I am, a single mom of two beautiful children, one who arrived in my life by chance and one who arrived in my life by choice. So how the hell did I get here?

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  • What I Wish I Had Known About Single Motherhood

    It always feels so strange for me to give “advice” on anything…I can’t find my car keys most days of the week and I pretend that my jeans somehow shrunk in my closet when I put on weight…but I do have a little insight into what it’s like to be a single mom. So, in honor of the ½ decade I have spent solo parenting, here are my tiny tidbits of, let’s call them guidance and encouragement, for everyone who is at the beginning of their journey…

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  • TedX: Rebranding the Single Mom®

    In some ways, managing the stereotypes of single motherhood were as difficult as the actual parenting solo. In my Tedx talk, I share my personal experience with being knocked down, rolling around on rock bottom for a while, and finally getting back up again.

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  • 8 Life Lessons Learned from CrossFit

    Does that sound melodramatic? CrossFit as a metaphor for life. Even more dramatic? I know. You want to punch me in the face, don’t you? I get it. But stay with me.

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  • SINGLE MOTHERHOOD

    Let it Go Or Be Dragged

    So here we are…or should I say, here I am…on the precipice of trading in my love affair with New York City in for a life in the Connecticut suburbs (beyond what I would call daily commuting distance to NYC).

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  • SINGLE MOTHERHOOD

    Making Peace With Missing It

    I have come to accept that all of this growing up nonsense means that any choice will come with turning down something else…something that I also had a strong affinity for. And that doesn’t mean the decision is not right…it just means that it is time to learn to make peace with missing it.

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Elizabeth Gilbert

Author / Eat, Pray, Love

“…If you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue, and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher, and if you are prepared – most of all – to face (and forgive) some very difficult realities about yourself….then truth will not be withheld.'"

Ann Lamott

Author / Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.”

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