Sunday, June 20, 2010

Props to do-it-all parents on Father's Day

People sometimes say to me, "I don't know how you do it." Well, I honestly don't know how single moms do it. Some days, I feel like I can barely breathe, and I have a husband who pitches in. I can't imagine going it alone.

Two single moms I adore:

The very cool Chrissi, mom to JD, who writes the Mama's Boy blog on She just did a very moving post on being a single parent on Father's Day. As she says, "It's not just a Hallmark holiday for us."

Janis from Sneak Peek At Me, mom to Austin. She has the most irrepressible spirit.

I'm also thinking about single dads out there, like the astounding Matt Logelin from Matt, Liz and Madeline. I can only imagine this day must feel lonely for them, too.

Please try to visit their blogs and say hi. Know any other single moms or dads we should be showing some love to? Mention them!


  1. Ellen!! Thank you so much for the shout out. I read both those blogs too!! Matt inspires me so much and Madeline - what a doll!!

    Happy Father's Day to Dave and big HELLO of course to Purple Carwash Spaghetti Max (Did I get that in the right order?)

  2. ah, my buddy matt. he's a good dad.

  3. Once again, you've inspired me with your blog:-)
    You've been awarded a blog award! Check it out:

    Have a great night!

  4. Thank you! I've often said that the hardest job in the planet is being a single parent to a special needs child. I know cause I live that life everyday. On the other hand, I get two holidays a year, ;)

  5. I have to thank my parents--without them, I would be screwed.

    "Grampa" is getting spoiled today!

  6. I'll stop by the blogs you mentioned. Its hard for us parents sometimes! I know that Dawn over at Because I Said So could use a little lovin' today.


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