If Women Shared Their Voices

Imagine our country if women shared their voices. Imagine the world if this was the case. Imagine how it would impact the lives of our children. We need you to start--women share your voices....more

What Single Moms Need the Most and Miss Out On

The vacations in Hawaii, visiting Disney, big houses, or expensive cars aren’t really the things single moms need and miss out on. Yeah, they would be nice, but there are more important things…small things…we want and don’t realize we don’t get until it is right at that exact moment in time....more

Single Mom Support

Do you feel isolated? Maybe alone on an island or trapped? You share your struggles or what your day looks like (crazy or chaotic) to someone you think can emphasize or at least be compassionate just to receive, “Well at least you don’t_________” or “It’s not that bad,” or “Well, I did _________.” Then these comments make you feel even more alone and isolated as though no one gets it or even cares....more

Helping New Single Moms

Did you know that almost half of babies born every year are born to single moms? These babies are often born to moms who are overwhelmed from the beginning and not getting much sleep. They don’t know what to do, and they feel alone and isolated. As time passes, these women keep doing the same things over and over, barely able to keep their heads above water. They live in survival mode....more

Getting out the Meat Cleaver

A few weeks ago, I went to a single dad event held by a non-profit organization I'm partnering with for future workshops. Upon leaving, all the single parents were given gifts to take home, some were food items. I was given a large package of hamburger patty meat. As I left, the lady handing the food to me said, "Just stick it in the freezer." When I got home, in typical A Clueless Mom fashion, that's EXACTLY what I did....more

It's TIme

Lucky for me, my sister put my bag within arm's reach. I lean over, dig through its contents, until I find what I'm looking for. There it is! Ocean blue and screaming my name...it's as though I've never seen a better sight in my entire life. And at that moment, I don't think I have. I plug it in and wait a few minutes. Then the magic starts to happen. I have no mirror or hair pins, so I'm not even sure how this is going to work. But I'm desperate....more

The Things We Think About During Labor and Delivery

My sister calls her husband back who has finally found my hospital list. I feel bad, because I know it's going to take him a while to pack my bag. Let me explain. Last night, when I was experiencing leaking, I started getting my things together. What I mean by that is I began throwing things that I might need into a suitcase, without much thought behind how much I was packing. Before I knew it, the suitcase was overflowing...and yes, I knew I would only be in the hospital a couple of days, but I wanted to be prepared....more

Useless Epidural Advice: Think of the Letter C

All of a sudden I feel this sharp pain in my lower left back. The pain makes me tense, so when she puts the epidural in, she says, "Arch your back." The lovely nurse says, "Think of the letter C." I'm thinking of the letter C. Okay. The anesthesiologist nurse says, "I didn't get it. We will have to try again."...more
@MyMommysPlace That sounds like a lot better experience. Wish I had that calming feeling. I ...more

So This Is What Labor Feels Like

I can tell by my sister's part of the conversation, my brother-in-law is losing his patience. He can't find my list and his daughter is screaming. My sister says, "Well then go change her and call me back."Just as my sister hangs up the phone, the doctor arrives. He decides he's going to break my water...goody for me. I'm not exactly sure what to expect when he says that, but I guess it just means I'll be one step closer.As the doctor feels my stomach, I say, "How much do you think he will weigh? I want to see if you or my doctor is closer." ...more

My Worst Nightmare

I’m not ready for this. I still have things to do. He’s not supposed to come for two more weeks. Well, at least another week. I was willing him to come the first week in November…after Halloween. No, I can’t be contracting. I don’t feel a thing. What the heck? I don’t have a bag with me. I don’t have anything with me. Ohhhhhh-myyyyy-gooooossssshhhhh (as though it’s one word drawn out)....more