Category Archives: Single Mother by Choice – SMC

“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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It’s the Little Things

I successfully bought bras and underpants yesterday! With my child in tow, so that’s extra amazing in my book. I’m very basic when it comes to these items and I hate clothes shopping in general. I have worn cotton underwear … Continue reading

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Writing Because I Can

Sometimes I am drawn to this space, especially when scaling back on my social media usage. While other times I am overwhelmed by the possibility of filling this vast white box. I crave the therapeutic effects of writing/blogging and remind … Continue reading

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