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Friday, December 10, 2010

First Blog & About Me

My First Blog Entry...I am excited and have so many thoughts running through my head.
I wanted to create a blog that would inspire, encourage and help not only single moms, but moms and parents alike. It is tough being a parent, especially if you are trying to balance a career on top of parenting because it is not easy and sometimes you can't have it all (sorry Oprah.).

I am now officially 2 years removed from my divorce. I can't say that my marriage was great and that I was surprised by my divorce. The fact of the matter is that leading up to my divorce I was having second thoughts, but 5 weeks prior I found out I was pregnant (on birth control it can happen) hormones raging I just decided what the heck, I didn't want to be a single mom at the time and thought it was best for all involved. My marriage lasted about 1 1/2 years and then I realized that no that he was not the right man for me. I had given my all and I was done. The emotional, and mental drain was too much. The best thing that I could for my daughter was leave and I did.  I am happy so say that my ex and I have put our differences a side and parent wonderfully together, but it wasn't easy and it wasn't through pain and hurt. But we got there because our daughter is the most important thing in the world to the both of us.

As I continue this blog..I will share many things that I have been through and hopefully it will encourage you in your own life. I encourage comments, and sharing and questions. I am an open person and there is no questions that are off limits in my book. I have been through too much in my 30 years to be ashamed of anything.


Hot Mess Mom said...

I love it. I can't wait to read more. I too found myself pregnant while on birth control while I was in a relationship I was actually considering ending at the time. 2 years later I am still in this relationship. And still considering ending it. I have struggled so much with this because my pregnancy resulted not from my marriage but from the relationship that I was in for almost 3 years after my marriage ended... And my two daughters who were soo young when their dad and I divorced, have known this man in our lives now for most of their lives. I'm so reluctant to hurt them. I'm basically a single mom of 3 as it is though, not getting much help from this man at home.

Anyway... enough about me. I just wanted to say that inspiration and encouragement from any single moms who are making it work is something I would love to read, so I look forward to reading more.

And if you ever feel like stopping by my blog...

Anonymous said...

I totally can relate to your blog. I am 3 years removed from my divorce and after many bumps in the road my ex & I are finally at a place where we can co parent our guys. Even though he is noticably absent, he is still 'there' so to speak. Thanks for following me and allowing me to follow you.

Being a parent is hard but being a single parent is not for the faint of heart. We must stand united hehehe

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