My Greener Grass: The Upside of Singlehood

(Not proofread, please bear with me.) I read this wonderful piece by Candice Benbow a few months ago.  It brilliantly addresses some of the downsides of singlehood, especially for Black women in the US, who often have higher rates of singlehood.  She was responding to an article written Emma Lindsay, which also summarized some of … More My Greener Grass: The Upside of Singlehood

Get Me The Hell Off of This Roller Coaster: The Cycles Of Singlehood After Divorce

I’m now 4 years out from my separation and over 2 years out from divorce.  One of the most challenging aspects of my post divorce life is the ups and downs of dating and relationships. It often feels like a roller coaster of emotions, and I can’t lie, I get motion sickness easily.  I’ve barfed … More Get Me The Hell Off of This Roller Coaster: The Cycles Of Singlehood After Divorce

I Didn’t Tell Them He Was Repairing More Than Mama’s Shoes

Dating with kids is tough.  There’s no way around it, and one of the most challenging questions that we face as single parents is when, how, and if we should introduce our dating partners to our children.  With some folks it’s pretty easy, you know they aren’t long term material, and you can just avoid … More I Didn’t Tell Them He Was Repairing More Than Mama’s Shoes