SML (Single Mom Life) When You Just Want a Story

Lightning Caused My MOTY Award to Finally Arrive!

Monsoon season in the Arizona desert is electric. So are attitudes of teenage girls, well, at least my daughter’s. We are experiencing the hottest, most blistering summer on record, with too many days reaching 109-116 degrees. ☀ When I first moved to AZ, the monsoons in late July and August were a regular occurrence. Some […]

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When You Just Want a Story

Whipping Cream and Pantyliners: Lessons for the Amateur

There’s a first time for everything, right? Welcome to my (somewhat) scandal of (somewhat) online grocery shopping! After selecting items for my virtual cart, including a carton of whipping cream, I chose an hour timeframe to pick them up that evening and logged out. Then my daughter realized we were running low on certain girl […]

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Holidays SML (Single Mom Life) When You Just Want a Story

My Unseen Lover

Being single, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have much significance in my life.  I mean, it was fun to watch my daughter prepare small gifts for her middle school entourage and I loved giving her a mug from The Fix filled with chocolates and a balloon (especially since gift-giving/receiving is her primary love language; she thanked me multiple times throughout the day for it).  I […]

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Holidays SML (Single Mom Life) When You Just Want a Story

Wrapping Christmas

The opposite personalities of my kids showed up yet again recently.  They are equally lovable, but extremely different.  Here is how they wrapped Christmas for me this year (without the help of the other parent because there’s isn’t one readily available! #singleparentgiftprep #getcreative #stillloved) … My energetic daughter’s primary love language is gift-giving.  She has been […]

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