The Ghost of Many Father’s Day’s Past from a Mom in The Only Parent Club

Yesterday was Father’s Day. A day, that for the last 22 years, has taken on a very different meaning for me, and one I tend to struggle with. It is a day reserved to recognize those men who are actually active participants in the lives of their children. Men who know the value of the little lives they helped create. One young mother, who is in a very similar position to the one I was […] Read the Full Article »

When Children are Stuck in the Middle of Divorced Parents

When my kids were little, it was very hard to not harbor resentment but I was determined to let my kids develop their own opinion. At Christmas time, especially, I see a lot of people using their kids as pawns. The long term damage that can have on a kid is very real. Just because 2 people can’t get along doesn’t give one the right to deny the other their own right to be a […] Read the Full Article »

Deadbeat Parents Photos on Pizza Boxes – Now There’s an Idea!

Years ago, my friend Angela and I had discussed how cool it would be if Budweiser would put pictures on beer cans of deadbeat parents! But then again, the only people that would likely see them, and care, are the deadbeats themselves. I’m all for any program that publicly calls out perv’s or people who deny their children child support. What about pictures and stats on pizza boxes? Should people who deny their children child […] Read the Full Article »

What do your adult kids want for Christmas?

How many other parents of adult/grown kids are having a hard time buying for their kids? My kids just keep saying they want money!  Money, money, money!  ACK  I’m sick of it! I don’t want to give them money!  I don’t want to give them gift cards!  I want REAL gifts under the tree for them to open at Christmas! What fun is it, opening up an envelope?  I do that every day and let […] Read the Full Article »

Things Kids Say About Mom

The following are answers given by elementary school age children to the following questions: Why did God make mothers? 1. She’s the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.2. To clean the house.3. To help us out of there when we were getting born. How did God make mothers? 1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.3. God made my Mom […] Read the Full Article »