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Posts by Christine Coppa
Newbie Single Mom Advice
Veteran single mom, Christine Coppa, shares advice with a newbie single mom.
Kindergarten Controversy: PROM!
Wait, is my kid too young to go to a prom?
Do You Have Deranged Family Members? Me Too.
My brothers are insane.
Remembering An Absent Dad On Father’s Day
Do you send your child's absent dad a Father's Day card?
Single Mom Bummer: When Your Ex Moves On
Explaining half-siblings to your child.
What Are You Putting In Your Child’s Easter Basket?
Last minute Easter basket ideas
Boy Vs. Girl Colors: Explaining Gender To Your Child
Girls and boys ... pink and blue
All The Reasons I Can’t Wait For Spring
Wishing for warmer weather? Me too.
Do You Let Your Child Go On A Play Date Without You?
I caved and let my kid go on a play-date without me.
A Leash! On A Kid?
Let's talk about putting a leash on your kid.
Birthday Party Madness
Is your calendar booked with your child's friends' bday parties?
Tough Single Parent Qs Answered
Dr. Leah Klungness, Ph.D answers your single parent questions.
Single Parent Movies: Memorable Quotes Ya Gotta Love.
Single parent? Grab some popcorn. Here, some memorable quotes from single parent-themed movies you're sure to relate to.
I Killed My Son’s Fish
Mom confession: I'm a fish murderer.
Christmas Gifts My Kid Loved. Batteries NOT Required.
JD and I celebrated Christmas yesterday, so Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrated with fam and friends. Needless to say, JD got a load of pressies from Santa and his family: superheros (galore!), movies, clothes, sneakers, cars, games, stickers, crayons, story books, learning toys … and I’m happy to report that he’s been...
I Took Paxil While Pregnant
A new study is claiming women who take antidepressants including, Paxil, during pregnancy are at risk for an increase in miscarriage and two potentially dangerous conditions: pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia, especially if use extends beyond the first trimester. Premature birth was the most pressing obstetrical complication in more than 30 studies researchers reviewed. There was also...
Governor Chris Christie Postponed Halloween (Well, He Tried)
Governor Chris Christie postponed Halloween in NJ today. I expected this and I am surrounded by so much devastation in the surrounding areas, that I didn’t even care. I woke up to a newscast about how Hoboken, NJ is completely underwater. I have friends trapped there—Halloween? Who cares. Well, my 5-year-old kiddo, that’s who. He...
Opposite Sex Friends: When Your Son’s Best Friend Is A Girl
I heard something truly horrible over the weekend in the waiting room while JD was taking karate class. “My son’s friends are all girls—you know what that means. He’s probably gay.” I was reading a hardcover book and had a hot coffee in my hand. I wanted to throw them both at this woman. Not...
Round 2: 3 Successful Famous People Raised By Single Parents
Pssst, something that keeps my single mom morale up is the fact that kids being raised by single parents succeed in life … check it out! And read round 1 here. P.S. Mitt, we’re all doing OK. Thanks! 1. President Bill Clinton was supposed to be brought into this world by mom and dad, but 3...
Mom Confession: I Suck At Halloween
JD was born in August, so he celebrated his first Halloween in 2007. I wanted to dress him up as a pea pod or a lamb, but because I was still hormonal and easing into single motherhood and unpacking my new apartment, I found myself in Babies ‘R Us the day before Halloween with a...
Pets & Kids & Death: A Tale Of A Fish Named Leo Jack Coppa
I woke up this morning to the usual: JD ran into my room, jumped in my bed and asked for milk, cereal and cartoons. I looked at the clock on my iPhone. It was freakin 5:30 AM. I’m working from home today, so I got up and made a sippy cup of milk, poured some...
3 Experts Share Advice On Successful Co-Parenting With Your Ex
I know nothing about co-parenting, because I don’t co-parent. However, I think it’s important to be versed on the subject should it come up down the road. I asked 3 experts to share some advice. This will be a reoccurring topic, so keep reading, as co-parenting with an ex can be nothing short of blissful,...
3 Successful Famous People Raised By Single Parents
Pssst, something that keeps my single mom morale up is the fact that kids being raised by single parents succeed in life … check it out! 1. Born on August 4, 1961, Presidential candidate Barack Obama II is the 44th and first African American President of The United States of America. He’s also proof single...
Single Parent Moment: Talking To Your Child's Teacher About The Absent Parent
A new teacher started in JD’s classroom today. I met her this morning. She’s very pretty and looks like Shoshanna from HBO’s Girls (which is a compliment in my book). JD met her briefly last week, but this morning was our first interaction. As usual I was speedy and running in heels and sunglasses. JD...