Single Mother: Changing Seasons in a Family


By Wendy Rhein The crisp days of fall are my favorite ones of the year. More than any other season I channel my youth in the fall months. Friday night high school football games, sitting on surprisingly cold metal bleachers behind the marching band. Raking leaves. The feeling of breaking the rules by being out […]

Parenting Young Children: A New Four-Letter Word

swear jar

By Wendy Rhein     In my household there are very few “bad” words. The normal ones that some folks and the FCC would include don’t even make my list. Most of those are collectively known as “Mom’s driving words” and are relegated to the car. I however take my list from the ones my […]

Ten Things I Never Thought I’d Say

what did i say

By Wendy Rhein   Sometimes I catch myself with my mouth hanging open. I remind myself to close my jaw, take a breath. I seem to think that if I get quiet then the shocking, absurd, or insane thing I’ve just said will evaporate in a comic book quote bubble and we can all, especially […]

A Perfect “Match”….

Yolanda and Me

By: Amy Wise After over 20 years of being together I take it for granted that we are…well…just us. I tend to forget that society sees us with different eyes than we do. Lately I have been reminded of this on numerous occasions. The first time was at a car show a few months back. […]

Does My Son Want to Contact His Biological Father?


By: Wendy Rhein A reader recently asked me for an update on Nate’s desire to write a letter to his biological father. First of all I was thrilled that anyone was paying attention, let alone remembered the entry! Second of all I wish I had more news. I contacted Nate’s father via email, the only […]