I remember spending moments agonizing about everything I was losing through my divorce and becoming a single mother. The simple things I felt many others took for granted. A sign hanging outside my front door displaying the family surname; HAVING to work full time as I was now my only source of income; not being … Continue reading The Secret Sisterhood of Single Mothers
I began writing this post months ago and stopped. Probably mostly due to life getting in the way, and other blog posts taking precedence. Last weekend I was blessed to attend a Gala for an amazing organization, WOW Utah, helping women who have overcome domestic violence, substance abuse, polygamy, debilitating illness and simply not having a … Continue reading 10 Life-Changing Books Paving Your Path to Healing From Abuse
"Mom, why did you leave my dad, why!" My eight year old demanded of me yet again. It was not uncommon for him to ask me such a question, and I knew whatever I said would go back to his dad. We were driving home from the gym, it was dark and rain sprinkled the … Continue reading So My Dad Helped You?
It's been seven and a half years. Seven and a half years since I walked into a women's shelter. Seven and a half years since I began the divorce process. Seven and a half years since my life changed forever and seven and a half years since I last experienced the abuse that once was so … Continue reading What now?
I'm pregnant. I'm pregnant. I'm pregnant. I sat on the toilet in disbelief. I was staring at the blaring positive on my at-home pregnancy test. It was a quick and swift positive, and I was unprepared to be a mom. In fact, I didn't want to be a mom. I had been thinking of leaving … Continue reading 5 Tips to Help Grow Your Connection With Your Child
There is one simple fact making single parenting difficult. And that simple fact is, you are single, and you are a parent. Okay this may be obvious, but here's how it goes: being single So I know there are those few out there who are perfectly happy living a life without a partner, but for … Continue reading Being Single and Being a Parent
"Nope, no more media time for the day, you've had enough and it's bedtime." "Just let me watch one show on Netflix." My seven year old begged. "No, school starts tomorrow and it is 8:30, it's time for bed." "Just a little…" "Nope, downstairs to your room and pick out a book." He swiped at … Continue reading I’m a Real Mom