It can’t go unnoticed.  One look at my stats, and it is obvious.  This blog drives A LOT of traffic on some days, and then suddenly tapers off to nothing.  You know what I realized people like hearing about?  My struggles.  I think you all like to see me cry.

The last time I posted emotional things was when I asked if I am “Being Enough“.  And ya know what?  I had actually written that 3 months prior.  I just felt like I had to show you all a sob story to get back some readers.  Before that it was “The Straw That Broke This Single Mama’s Back” .

But here’s the thing…

I am happy.

I haven’t been writing the emotional posts you all apparently like because I am feeling extremely balanced.

I have this amazing little 3-year-old…


Who is a gigantic goof ball.  He loves making me laugh.  His laugh makes my heart melt.  He loves helping his mama and giving me hugs.  I constantly feel lucky that this little ball of energy picked me for a mama.

I have fantastic friends who are always there for me.  And I mean always…one has even been by my side for the last 26 years.  I can call them with anything and they will step right in.  They offer advice.  They let me know I am a good person.

My family has shown me amazing support.  I have recently acknowledged I needed to take more time for myself.  And you know what?  I have.  And that is because of my family.  They are allowing me to have my own personal life.  Even if I call them every 2 hours when I am away from HJ.

And there’s this guy…he is actually making me feel like I am a beautiful person again.  He has been helping me navigate this crazy world of dating with a child and has been nothing but supportive throughout it.

Also, I love this time of year.  The holidays just make me feel warm and fuzzy.

So, even though you like it when I cry, I just can’t.  Not now.  There are too many smiles happening.


10 Thoughts on “You Like it When I Cry

  1. Love this post!! HJ is seriously adorable…he’s going to be a out mama! 🙂
    Dating with a kiddo is alot harder I’ve come to realize as I just recently started seeing a guy. I want my son to get to know him also since we are a package deal but don’t want him getting attached if it doesn’t stick…any tips!?! Great to hear that you are getting some more me time and are happy!! It’s a nice feeling isn’t it?!?! Have a great holiday!!

    • I had to laugh at you asking me for dating tips. I am constantly calling friends and askign them how to proceed with this. I don’t know. Dating with a child is so confusing…I will post on it soon…but for now, I am just going with my gut. I was lucky enough to have known the guy for years, so I wasn’t worried he would be a crazy lunatic, but it is still hard getting to know someone on a dating level with a 3 year old fighting for both of our attention…

      • yes please do a dating post soon! I need as much tips as I can get and always like to hear what other single mamas have to say…since its not easy lol 🙂

  2. YAY!! Love it! 🙂

  3. And I love to see you happy.

  4. Suzanne on December 4, 2012 at 6:29 pm said:

    I’m a new reader, and I have say I enjoy all of your posts. Your life is very different from mine and I like to read about that – you seem to handle things with aplomb and I admire that. I’m glad you’re happy!

  5. Melissa Pritchard on December 4, 2012 at 8:58 pm said:

    Yay!!! So happy to hear it. I love to read your positive posts and am soooooo happy to hear that things are going well. Miss you 🙂

  6. Aw. You know, I hadn’t thought about it, but now I’m going to have to go back and look at my stats on my own blog. I love to read about everyone’s good times and bad times. The bad times to know that I’m not alone when I have them, and the good times to share in my own happiness too. Keep on blogging!!! 🙂

  7. Melissa Heikes on December 5, 2012 at 5:04 pm said:

    It’s about time! I am SO happy for you! You deserve it!

  8. I’m so happy for you! You def deserve it and I’m so happy you;ve found balance in your life 🙂

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