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I am a single mom. I have a cat and a teenager. We live in sunny mostly warm northern California. I have traveled the country and even seen a bit of the world just off it's borders. I like people. I used to be an avid reader. Now I am a 4-6 hour a night sleeper and always online.
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1. Single Mom Letters

Raising a teenager (alone) is harder than I would have imagined and I have a large imagination. Come along and read about our adventures. It's not all drama. It is not all fun. There is a balance to the life we are...

Tags: Drama, Stress, Teens, Teenager, Parenting

2. Midnight Musings

A fun and informative space in the blog world to spend some time. I blog about life situations and topics of interest to me or those around me. It can be random and light or serious and pointed at any given time.

Tags: Community, Television, Humor, Opinion, Women

Latest Blog Posts

  • Mouse Sitting Adventures
    on Sep 8, 2013
    I am not sure how this happened but suddenly I am mouse sitting.Melody the white mouse was replaced with Needles the little gray (feeder) mouse. Our household is again replete with critters. I am not scared or disgusted but I am a cat person…M...
  • Sweet Treats and Memories
    on Sep 6, 2013
    Disclaimer (and blog post): I got free candy!Old habits die hard. I do understand this. One of my mothers’ habits was to go to the See’s Candy shop.What kid would turn this down? I certainly never did. I am not sure I had a favorite confection. I...
  • Neighbors and Kitties Oh My
    on Jun 7, 2013
                            If you did not know, I have a cat.So I bought three skeins of yarn recently. One got away from me and wandered...
  • Tardy to the Party It's My Life
    on Mar 18, 2013
    If the pursuit of your life is to be normal well then God bless you. The last time I checked no consensus could be found on what normal is yet getting there remains a lofty seemingly honorable goal. I will settle for being reasonably happy a maj...
  • Uber Moist Chocolate Cake
    on Mar 3, 2013
    I used to bake a lot. I mean 25 pound bags of flour and sugar from Smart and Final a lot.  These days things have slowed way down. My oven is on more to help heat up the house than to cook or bake anything. Still every so often I get a wild hair...
  • It Aint All Roses
    on Mar 2, 2013
    So we’ve had an EXCITING week and not totally in a good way. Winning a stop in the Top 25 Single Mom blog challenge by Circle of Moms is an honor I have to share with my friends and followers here in social media.In off line life however the teen h...
  • Apple Crisp
    on Feb 27, 2013
    The time before last when I went grocery shopping I bought oats and Granny Smith apples. You should know what that means. Apple Crisp! YUM This dessert is so easy and relatively healthy due to both the apples and the oats.It is super simple and...
  • How Many Pets is Too Many
    on Feb 23, 2013
    A few years back had the daughter and I living together in a one bedroom apartment trying to get back on our feet as a family unit.It was a spacious one bedroom but we had­­­ furniture for a two bedroom apartment.  We live in a two...
  • Kitchen Adventures
    on Feb 22, 2013
    After a recent shopping adventure I told my daughter to cook some flank steaks I had brought home.The kitchen was a mess so while she was cooking I was washing dishes. We decided on a rice dish to go with our protein so that was working as well.With...
  • Where Were You in 1975
    on Feb 21, 2013
    Oh this was fun. Visit the website What Happened in the Year of my birth and put in the year of your birth. Then wait for the report on what was going on that year and how things have changed a bit since then. Here are my results pictures and all via...
  • 12 Tips For Recharging
    on Feb 15, 2013
    I has been a very busy week! It is also the day after Valentine’s. So love and beauty are in the air. It does not hurt that the temperature is nice with a side of sunshine here in sunny California.One of the places my recent adventures took me is t...
  • Sexy (Healthy) Food
    on Feb 10, 2013
    The library offered an aphrodisiac foods information and tasting event. I signed up weeks ago!Who does not love food? How much inspiration do we need to further see it as sexy? Just the act of eating can invigorate the senses.Somehow I messed up when...
  • Voting Independent
    on Nov 6, 2012
    As I have mentioned in this protracted political series here on the blog, when I came of voting age I sat down to read about the parties I could align myself with. I liked many things I saw. There were things I did not like. In the end it felt like n...
  • Undecided Voter 2012
    on Nov 5, 2012
    It took me until late last month to remember the reason for undecided voters. I know there are actually many. Still I am talking about why candidates stump and have debates.All citizens in good standing have the right to vote and should exercise it.
  • Girly Anxiety
    on Nov 2, 2012
    "Mom I need anxiety pills." Good thing I like my life random because that so came out of left field last night.After our Halloween adventures we were having a little chat catching up and preparing for bed time.Our collective Thursday was about to be...
  • Video #3Hello Again All,I think I might be getting the hang of video blogging. I am still not a huge fan. Or if I am there is still something about the written word.My lame camera does not help. Maybe it is helping you. It is keeping me still and calm. I wou...
  • A Story from the Archives of Us...
  • Healthy Fall Eating
    on Oct 19, 2012
    Here we are going in to the fall season. The nation exploded with chatter about the Pumpkin Spice Starbucks Latte. I have never had one. The one I had from another local vendor was less than impressive. I am a Mocha kind of girl who adds spices to he...
  • 35 Blogging Prompts
    on Oct 9, 2012
    I have gotten out of the blogging/writing habit. This is bad as school days come to a close and papers are due.It is even worse for the poor little blog which just sits here.The irony is there are things I want to write about. I just do not feel like...
  • Canceling the Mom Taxi
    on Sep 25, 2012
    We all understand. Kids can’t drive. In these years as kids get closer to jobs and driving privileges their calendars are full of activities.In days of old children walked to school. Then there were buses and now we have carpools. With friends and...
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