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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Top Ten Single Mom Moments

Sometimes it is important to remember the absolutely delightful benefits of being a single mother!

10. Controlling the thermostat.

9. Choosing my own home decor.

8. Claiming all closets in the master suite.

7. No one knows if you serve popcorn and peanut butter for dinner.

6. Creating a "MomCave" out of my room.  Locking the door sometimes.

5. Accepting help from others - thank you, Steve!  He's my neighbor who faithfully mows my lawn every week - for two years now!

4. Choosing to read (alone or with children) over mopping the floor ... for months on end!

3. Indulging in a totally unproductive evening of ice cream and Netflix after the children are in bed.

2. Setting the emotional 'tone' in our home - choosing peace.

1. When the chidlren return with laughter and smiles, knowing I've created this space called 'home.'

Share some of your best moments as a mother (single or not)!  Soon I'll share my worst list.  Have a fun day!


  1. Oh, I love favorite is #2. That is wonderful. Even though I am not a single mom, that is what my husband and I choose for our home...peace. We want it to be a safe haven for our family always. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi Missy

    I am not a mom yet, nor am I single. But I just wanted to say that your blog makes me more confident that one day I will be a good mom - regardless of circumstance - with God's help.

    Though I hope never to have to deal with some of the really tough situations in your life, it is good to know that even the harshest circumstances cannot force you to be a terrible mother!

    Looking forward to this daunting task (though maybe not for a few years...)

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. My list includes
    1. Cereal for dinner if thats what we feel like
    2. Being able to pile all my beauty products all over my bathroom and not put any of it away
    3. Not having anyone question what I spend my $ on
    4. Not vacuuming if I'd rather go for a bike ride
    5. The same as your #2- establishing a peaceful,laughing, joyous mood in my home for my children.

  4. "A" loves the Goldielocks. She is really into the tempature of things being "just right" The other morning, she crawled into bed, snuggled up next to me and said "Mommy, you're juuuust right" That is a "best moment"

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  6. Looooove this and agree with it too! I cook what I want for dinner (or not!), I have the master bedroom and bathroom all to myself, I make last minute plans for myself and the kids and then just get up and go, I set all the rules. I especially like your point #2.

  7. Good for you! I agree with not having to explain what you spend money on! And just loving on my kids when they would let me! :)

  8. Number 8 is exciting but number 2 is very sweet! You have a great outlook.

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