single moms Archives - Page 3 of 12 - Elisabeth Klein

Will God Show Up?

My almost-seventeen-year-old son came home tonight with the weight of the world on his shoulders, feeling blamed for something that couldn’t even remotely be considered his fault.  He’s being gaslighted, I’m afraid, and it makes me crazy to my core to watch it happen...

My Daughter is Leaving

I was the mother (and by was, I mean, I still am) who marched her kids to the front yard for a first-day-of-school picture and then cried as I walked home from the school or drove home from the school or, now, while my kids drive away to the school themselves. This...

How Do You Co-Parent with…

…an ex- who doesn’t communicate? …an ex- who doesn’t share your morals? …a controlling abuser? …an addict? …a deadbeat? …a lawbreaker? …a jerk? You don’t.  You can’t. I have a friend whose ex-husband feels compelled to text her with the ways she’s making their...

Modern Family

My daughter told me that she loves having dinner at her friends’ houses because she craves being around normal families. Ouch. She didn’t say this to be mean, and in fact, the moment she saw me wince, she said she was sorry and she hadn’t meant to hurt me. I was...