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5 Ways to Embrace “Flawsome”

Dear readers, As I crawl into bed after a long day, shoving my half-folded clothes off the edge of my bed,  I think about the term "flawsome". I'm not sure if this is a recent word-vention (see I can do it too!) or if it's been around for a while, but in light of my day/year/life I think the term applies to me quite well. Actually, I think the nature of the term means that it can apply to everyone…

Happy Monday Sickness Hell-o

Dear readers, The stomach flu finally hit me like a ton of bricks. Spring illnesses are always the worst, I tell ya. I took a nap on Sunday and I woke up with a pounding headache and watery stomach. I thought maybe it was just the nap that made me feel ill. Squeak and I had a great little day indoors, we even ventured outside and cooked s'mores on the grill. I had zero indication I was going to be severely ill…

75 Clean Snacks for You and Your Child

Dear readers, One word. Snacks. Your child probably asks for a snack at least once a day. Squeak looks at me and goes "Treat?" The question is, what do you give them? And what do you want them to consider a treat, reward, or snack? I put together a list of seventy-five clean snacks, all of which I or my child eat when we get hunger pains in between meals. May I remind you that I am not a nutritionist…

The Single Mom's Guide to Toxic Friendships: Part Two

The Single Mom’s Guide to TOXIC FRIENDSHIPS: Part Two

Dear readers, Last week, I discussed in great detail four major signs that you may be in a toxic friendship. Halfway through typing out The Single Mom's Guide to Toxic Friendships: Part One, I realized that it would be way better as a two part post, considering I was going way past my 300-500 word limit. I ended up at over 1000 words, and I still have a lot more to say on the subject. Many of these experiences are my…

The Single Mom's Guide to Toxic Friendships: Part One

The Single Mom’s Guide to TOXIC FRIENDSHIPS: Part One

Dear readers, I think with the passing of 2016 we are all in the mindset of new beginnings. Not just resolution-related but the actual sense of starting fresh with a new year and a clean slate. New Year's is my favorite holiday because I feel a sense of power with a fresh start, everything becomes very clear, and the problems of the past I felt powerless to change suddenly don't seem so overwhelming. In the new year, we focus a lot…

Happy New Year’s Eve from Ms. Moxie xoxo

Dear readers, Welcome to 2017... I had a wonderful New Year's Eve. From the moment my night started, to the very end when I walked home at 2 am in my sparkly mini-dress. Well, that part wasn't exceptionally wonderful, but I was happy to not drink and drive. I felt like a glowing ball of love all night because I was so happy to be around my friends and co-workers. I felt so blessed. I also threw up the rocker…

Happy Holidays! From my little family to yours…

Dear beloved readers, Happy 2017! Congrats we made it through to another year. The holiday season in the world of single mothers isn't always the hap-happiest season of all. In fact, for the last three years there has been a lot of unhappiness surrounding the holidays in my life. Divorce. Death. Depression. If it wasn't for the perfect little face of my daughter, I'd probably be one of those women who space-out over a bottle of wine until the holiday…

Your recipe for bake sale success!

13 Tips For Ultimate Bake Sale Success

Dear readers, This time of year puts us in the mind-set of giving almost by default. Presents, bell-ringers, church and charitable donations all have us reaching for our wallets in the spirit of enriching the lives of others. Bake sales are no different, and what an awesome time of year to have a bake sale indeed, everyone has thrown their diet out the window and is in the spirit of giving! I have baked for, and organized, many a bake sale…

9 Quotes to Weather the Storm

Dear readers, Everyone has hard days, weeks, months, or maybe even a hard year. As human beings we doubt our decisions, beat ourselves up for the choices we made, and generally over-think what we may have under-thought before. When you enter into that rut, have your heart ripped to shreds, or have your will tested, sometimes we need some words of wisdom to yank us off our knees and back on to our feet. Here are nine quotes to help…

Ms. Moxie Goes Back to School…

And I thought I loved coffee before... Dear readers, I have decided to go back to school. It was pretty much a no-brainer. The hospital where I work offered to pay for two of it's departments to take a coding class. It's one three hour class, every Wednesday, for the next year. Plus tons of self training and reading. You think one class isn't that big of a deal, think again. Medical coding is hard. And also pretty amazing. Do…