Alone but Strong

Single mother of two beautiful girls trying to rebuild my life. One day at a time.

Monthly Archives: May, 2013

Ex In-laws

I read the post What to do about the In-laws? today and it reminded me of a dilemma I have. I had a really great relationship with my mother-in-law (my ex’s father passed away before I met him). When we moved from Sweden to the US, she would come visit several times a year and …

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Happiness and Weight

I’ve realized that happiness and weight go hand in hand for me. When I was going through my divorce I lost all the weight I had put on since I met my ex husband. The difference from when I met my ex until the day he said he wanted a divorce was a gain of …

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What A Difference A Year Makes

I realized today that my ex wedding anniversary was three days ago, on Monday. I did not even think about it until I happened to look at the calendar and something was nagging me, I had the feeling I had forgotten something… I can’t tell you what a relief it was to think about that …

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Happy Mother’s Day

I want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. But especially to all the single mothers out there. It’s not really the same when you don’t have anyone to pick up the slack on that day. It’s the one day of the year that even the most under appreciated mothers …

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Never Show Favoritism

I was reminded again this week why it is so important to never show your children that you have a favorite. It doesn’t matter how old your children are, it will never stop hurting! I have two foster sisters, I’m the only biological child to my parents. My mother has always favored my youngest sister, …

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Never Ending Yard Work

As I hinted at in the last post, I have a big yard to take care of. Before I go on, I want to make it clear, I’m very grateful to live in a beautiful neighborhood and have a beautiful yard. But I’m trying to come to terms with that it takes 100s of hours …

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