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Single Parenting

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Where do I start? There’s so much that goes into being a parent. However, the load triples when you have to be a single parent. 

I’ve been a single parent for 11 years as my son’s father died when my son was an infant. On one hand I can say that I am used to being a single parent since I’ve always been one, but on the other hand it is entirely true that I am still uncomfortable with it. Being a parent has so many layers. You’re the provider, comforter, disciplinarian, chef, fashion director, maid, doctor, tutor, speech therapists, friend, personal banker in addition to everything else that is necessary to keep your child happy. And of course I can’t forget to mention that we have to update our skill set as our children grow.

In addition, I’ve had a few detours in life that have altered my career path and completely prolonged my journey to “ultimate success,” however I am optimistic that I’ll eventually get there. 

I wrote this piece as a salute to all of the single parents in the world. No matter if you’re in the United States, Africa, Brazil, Italy or the United Kingdom; our journey is still the same. A big hug to all of you.

Special Olympics

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Christian raced in the Special Olympics last¬† week and won a silver medal! This was his third year competing but I was a bundle of nerves from the night before the race until after it was over. The bottom line is I’m still my son’s number 1 fan.

Different is Beautiful

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Look at how beautiful this spectrum is!

Life

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As I sit here scrolling through my thoughts like one scrolls through news feeds, I’ve come to conclude the following. Life is a journey that will indefinitely take you through unpleasant neighborhoods, but if you keep your destination in mind it’s well worth the trip.
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Bernadette

A Small Break for A Big Come Back

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Hello All,

I’ve been away from the site for awhile preparing things so that A.B.L.G.O can be better than ever. I have lots of new experiences to share and resources to add to the Resource page. I’ll start to unfold things on Sunday, March 15th. The countdown is on!