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Lori Arnold
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So long and thanks for all the fish.
Packing Up and Saying Goodbye
Packing Up and Saying Goodbye
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Packing Up and Saying Goodbye
Dear readers, For the past 15 years, I've been blogging in this space. In 2003, I started this blog, and that same year I started dating Scott, who became my husband in 2004. In 2017 we split up. This blog has chronicled that entire time together, from dati...
Packing Up and Saying Goodbye
Packing Up and Saying Goodbye
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One of my New Year's Resolutions as to write 36 blog posts over the course of the year - approximately three a month. This is my justification for being behind.
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Life As I Now Know It™: A Year (or two) In the Life of a Single Working Mom
One of my New Year's Resolutions for 2018 was to write at least 36 blog posts over the course of the year. (The number 36 is not as random as it appears; I'll be 36 this year, and approximately 3 posts a month just seemed like a reasonable number.) It's now...
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"Back in the day, anytime the husband was out of town for a couple of days, I would lament dramatically about how hard being a "single parent" was. I would heap praise upon single mothers for their heroic efforts, as I swooned on the couch like a damsel in distress, hair in a messy bun, yesterday's makeup smeared across my eyes.

Then I became a single mother in real life, not just for a weekend, but for, like, forever indefinitely, and I realized there are way more things that suck about being a single parent than just feeling and looking tired all the time."
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Ten Things That Royally Suck About Being a Single Parent
Okay, so back in the day, anytime the husband was out of town for a couple of days, I would lament dramatically about how hard being a "single parent" was. I would heap praise upon single mothers for their heroic efforts, as I swooned on the couch like a da...
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40 Questions - Year 13 (and 12)
40 Questions - Year 13 (and 12)
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40 Questions - Year 13 (and 12)
Image source:  Adobe Stock 2016 was the kind of a year I did not want to talk about. While I'd been answering these 40 questions for eleven years straight, last year I couldn't bring myself to do this. I started, but didn't get very far, and ended up leavin...
40 Questions - Year 13 (and 12)
40 Questions - Year 13 (and 12)
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Advent Thoughts: Part-Time Christmas
For the past I don't know how many years - pause - actually thanks to my blog I can track it back to 2009 ... So for the past eight years, I have celebrated Christmas with an Advent Activity Calendar for my kids. Each day leading up to Christmas, instead of...
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"It would be easier to do away with old traditions and start new ones that don't remind me of the past. But the pains - and pleasures - of the past make us who we are. They are part of our tapestry. I don't want to forget any part of my life, not like I could if I wanted to, regardless of where I am now."
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