Author: Lorraine

Yesterday, I saw several of my friends on The Twitter and Facebook link this story. I’ve actually been thinking about writing this post for a while, as it always seems to be a popular topic of discussion. I do not expect to be popular for my opinion. I expect negative comments. I’m cool with that. About two years ago, when my girls were 10 and 7, they really starting bugging me to let them get Facebook accounts. Of course I…

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Last Thursday, my mom asked if she could pick up the girls after school for a bit. I KNEW they were going to go Mother’s Day shopping, so I casually mentioned that I needed new pajamas. I’m nothing if not subtle. On Saturday, Miss V and I went out to my mom’s to do a bit of swimming and sunning. My mom and I were talking and she was telling me about taking the girls shopping. “I want to tell…

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Before, or even after I had kids really, I never thought much about what it meant to be a single mom. Growing up, my parents divorced when I was nine, but my dad was always really involved and we saw him practically every day. When my girls were little, I stayed home and worked (very) part time jobs here and there, mostly for the perks of things like free Gymboree classes, discounted preschool tuition, etc. I rarely had help. It…

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