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Single Mom Movie Review: Home for the Holidays

CONFESSION: I've watched this movie every year around Thanksgiving since it came out in 1995. I was 13 and it was VHS favorite of my mother's. I still consider it the best Thanksgiving Movie (not that there's a lot) ever created. Let me tell you how this movie stands the test of time: Family Dysfunction… Continue reading Single Mom Movie Review: Home for the Holidays

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Noteworthy Single Mom Character #4

"You're saying you're not a control freak? " "No, I'm a single, working mother." - Michelle Pfieffer, One Fine Day. One Fine Day came out in 1996, right about the same time when George Clooney was first voted "Sexiest Man Alive" by People Magazine. Pair that up with ex-Catwoman Michelle Pfieffer as a successful NYC… Continue reading Noteworthy Single Mom Character #4

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Sherrybaby

Ok, here goes. When I first saw Sherrybaby, I was still "trying to make it work" with Rooferman, even though I had moved out and was living with my mother. He adamantly refused to be within 10 miles of the angry feminist aura of her house, so LB and I saw very little of him until… Continue reading Sherrybaby

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Single mom review of “About a Boy”

Couples aren't the future. You gotta have back up.               - Marcus in About a Boy. I've never really liked Hugh Grant. I liked him even less when he cheated on the hotness that is Elizabeth Hurley. I didn't enjoy Notting Hill. I really enjoyed him getting punched by Colin Firth in Bridget Jones' Diary.… Continue reading Single mom review of “About a Boy”

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Bitterness

Hey everyone. I woke up every day this week thinking it was Sunday, so now that I'm actually facing returning to work tomorrow, I finally feel normal*. *Indication number one that you have no life. There are three posts I really want to write. Obviously, since this has become my new obsession, they will be on some Single Parent… Continue reading Bitterness

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Noteworthy Single Mom Character #3

When I did my stint in Hollywood, I was 21 and about as stupid as the next club kid. From my apartment complex, you could see the searchlights criss-crossing the night sky on premiere night. Under the Tuscan Sun opened at Disney's El Capitan theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, so we all got drunk and went… Continue reading Noteworthy Single Mom Character #3

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Noteworthy Single Mom Character #2

Francis McDormand  plays the overbearing, super intellectual, feminist single mom professor in the movie Almost Famous. In the Bedroom may have been a little obscure, but I'm pretty sure 85% of America has watched Almost Famous, so you know who I'm talking about. My own mother considers McDormand's character in this movie "her hero."  Every time we watch it, I get to… Continue reading Noteworthy Single Mom Character #2

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Noteworthy Single Mom Character #1

One of the most harrowing single mom roles I've ever witnessed an actor portray was Marissa Tomei's character in the 2001 film In the Bedroom. If you haven't rented this movie and you are a parent of any type, go rent it. Its honestly one of my favorite movies, dispite how disturbing and intense it is.  I like dramas, but… Continue reading Noteworthy Single Mom Character #1

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Tearjerkers

As I was sitting through disc 3 of Planet Earth, I started thinking about Jenn3's post about how she hardly ever cries. Then I started thinking about what a sap I used to be. If it was a Disney movie, I would cry. If it was a traumatic animal story, I would cry. I used… Continue reading Tearjerkers

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Astrology, Dreams, Birth Control and Potty Training

Someone googled "Best time to potty train by the zodiac" and found my blog. Flogging hilarious. Ironic, because last night for some reason, I asked LB "Do you want to wear a diaper or undies to bed tonight?" To which she responded, "Diaper or undies? UNDIES!" Dum da dum dum. Why did I ask? I'm… Continue reading Astrology, Dreams, Birth Control and Potty Training