Category Archives: Single parenting

  1. Driving, driven, and staying the course


    September 4, 2016 by whirlyjoy

    I kept waiting for someone, one of these many experts, to realize how very much in-over-my-head I was, how utterly ill-equipped and unsuited to this role of coordinating Aida’s care between a small jumble of barely overlapping spheres of expertise.

  2. Mind the gap


    June 6, 2013 by whirlyjoy

    Last week I had to pick Mimi up early from school for an appointment, and found myself in unwilling conversation …
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  3. Winter sunshine


    November 19, 2012 by whirlyjoy

    This is what we call the “sick bowl” in our house, sitting on Aida’s plush froggy blanket that my good …
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  4. Saturday hair

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    October 27, 2012 by whirlyjoy

    On Friday nights I shower after Aida is good and asleep, and many times go straight to bed with wet …
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  5. A Cinderella Life


    October 23, 2012 by whirlyjoy

    Saturday began as a lovely evening. You just never know when midnight will strike…

  6. “Special” family dinners


    September 14, 2012 by whirlyjoy

    We never set the table. We’re strictly a get-your-own-gear kind of family. So what is it about the siren call of the family dinner that still pulls me in sometimes?