Category Archives: single parenting


I know, I really should get her a dog and we’re in a dog-friendly building but I just can NOT imagine cleaning up after someone else!!! #missing having a live-in yaya šŸ˜¦ Man oh man does she ever love my … Continue reading

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Last Day of School

So many people came to tell me how much they are going to miss Coco. She hasn’t expressed any sadness about leaving school, her teachers or her friends yet but I know she is going to miss them all a … Continue reading

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Artist at Work

She still draws almost every day and she’s getting really good at taking pictures, too! Can you see the title of the book? Yup, Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood. I have a whole library of parenting books but … Continue reading

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Crazy, Jam-Packed

Moving is stressful. There’s no other word to describe it. And then add to that working full-time, single parenting, moving across the world from good friends so wanting to spend time with them, trying to squeeze in some travelingĀ  and … Continue reading

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Cambodia, Day 3

Day 3 was the reason we came to Cambodia in the first place: Angkor Wat. I remember reading someone’s travel blog years ago when I felt trapped in the US dying to get out to see the world. He had … Continue reading

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Down to Two

I am trying to make one of the hardest decisions I have ever made! Here’s the deal: I have two job offers. One has an excellent, excellent package. The other, not so much– but it offers other things. Read on.. … Continue reading

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It’s Been a Crazy Few Weeks

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks. I am sooooooo busy! The job fair was fruitful. I got some offers but I haven’t accepted anything as of yet. It was so fun to be back in the States though! Someone … Continue reading

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