The Challenges of Dating as a Single Parent

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I think I’ve talked about this before.  Its always on my mind. Dating. I don’t even know where to start with it.  Even sitting down to write this I have many long pauses between sentences and thoughts. I should probably start with I never was a big dater, even in high school.  I remember clearly […]

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Monkey See…

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By Melissa Mensavage   …Monkey do. I am sure if I had the time to open up any parenting book I would see the ‘monkey see, monkey do’ phase in the two-almost-three-year-old section.  That is all Max does these days, sees something someone else is doing and then does it himself. I know at home […]

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Motherhood: What Does It Mean, Really?

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I’ve been asking myself this question quite a bit lately: what does it mean to be a mother?  What does it mean to be a single mother, and by choice? And I really haven’t come up with a decent satisfactory answer yet. I mean I could state the obvious of motherhood – feeding, bathing, educating […]

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The Road to Single Motherhood

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By: Melissa Mensavage When it started I was sitting there rubbing my cold, clammy feet together waiting in the crisp, mauve-pink paper vest and sheet laying across my lap. I was wondering how long this was going to take and how soon I could get back to the office when the doctor walked in. We […]

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Sleep Training, The Update

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By: Melissa Mensavage I am so glad I wrote about the sleep issues we are experiencing here in my house. The comments received on my last post couldn’t have come at a better time. I’ve been feeling pretty bad about all of this sleeping, not sleeping, picking him up, not picking him up or letting […]

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Good Cop, Bad Cop

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By: Melissa Mensavage As all parents do, I’ve been watching my son Max grow from newborn to infant to mobile infant to newly-minted toddler to officially a toddler.  Each phase brings something new – smiling, laughing, sitting up, crawling, walking, talking, walking and talking, walking, talking and mischief! I’ve enjoyed each phase and have sadness […]

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