Category Archives: Single Mother by Choice – SMC

Book Review: The Little Red Stroller

The Little Red Stroller is a picture book about a stroller being passed down to different children over many years. It takes an interesting journey and is a sweet story with colorful and detailed iillustrations. Wallace says: I think it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Books, LGBTQ, Parenting, Single Mother by Choice - SMC | Leave a comment

Tongue Tie: 5 Weeks Post Surgery

I began referring to it as surgery after a week of people not understanding the complexity of the procedure. Though I was awake with lots of numbing medication, it was very much an in office surgery with a long healing … Continue reading

Posted in background, body talk, pictures, Single Mother by Choice - SMC | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

“Here’s looking at you, kid”

I’ve been looking at pictures of my brain and neck, pictures of other people’s brains, and reading all the things I can about all the things people noticed in my MRI and symptoms. It’s a lot. I’m having trouble processing … Continue reading

Posted in health, Late Night Post, Parenting, pictures, Single Mother by Choice - SMC | Leave a comment

MicroBlog Monday: Friends

At preschool last year, the teachers called all the kids friends. I thought it was cute but also noticed it disregarded the fact that some kids weren’t friends yet or weren’t going to mesh that well. No one, child or … Continue reading

Posted in background, Microblog Monday, Parenting, pictures, Single Mother by Choice - SMC | Leave a comment

Mother’s Day

This day makes me think of all the women who have died in childbirth, or shortly after. Those who chose not to become mothers and those who tried a million times a million ways and couldn’t. I think of the … Continue reading

Posted in background, family, LGBTQ, Parenting, Single Mother by Choice - SMC | Leave a comment

How To Train Your Six Year Old

I’ve had a six year old for over a month! I keep meaning to write about this milestone and his birthday celebrations. I never wrote about his 5th birthday, and don’t want the same to happen here. In brief, he … Continue reading

Posted in family, food, Milestone, Parenting, pictures, Single Mother by Choice - SMC | Leave a comment

Take a Hint

Since Wallace was an infant, I’ve had to stand my ground when strangers touch him. I tried to be kind, but sometimes they just didn’t get it. It’s as if people feel entitled to touch, comment on, and intrude upon … Continue reading

Posted in family, Parenting, Single Mother by Choice - SMC | Leave a comment