Single Living

By: Anthony Howe Raising a child for the first time is like a journey into the middle of the vast sea – full of unpredictable events, violent storms, and, sometimes, peaceful sailing. It’s difficult enough to raise a kid with a partner, however it’s a lot more difficult if you’re a single parent. Despite all the hardships, being a parent […]

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Summer 2012 by Rachel

August 30, 2012

As a single gal, I had a bit of a different summer than most mamas. A wedding shower for my dear friend, Kate. A Colorado vacation Lazy days at the pool Music Music Music A Camping Trip RIP Summer 2012!

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A Single Girls’ Vacation by Rachel

July 18, 2012

Once again, I trekked out West and returned to Colorado. I literally cannot stay away. We avoided the fires and began with a short stay in Denver, which is a really cool city, if you ever get the chance. Highlight number one of the trip included the Avett Brothers concert at Red Rocks. If you have the chance, you should […]

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Summer by Rachel

June 14, 2012

Summer always has a special place in my heart.  Growing up…summer meant my birthday, camp, and pool days.  More recently, as a teacher, summer means I am off of work. Years past has lead to (semi) local and international travels. This summer, I look forward to (another) trip to Colorado, music, reading books, and engaging in a love affair with […]

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10th Time is a Charm? By Rachel

May 9, 2012

Six years ago, if you told me I would be blogging about running my TENTH (yes, 10!) half marathon, you could have knocked me over with a feather. But here I am, 2012 and TEN halfs later. They say that a half marathon is “half the time, twice the fun.” While I don’t know if anything can compete with the […]

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A Single Gal Recharges by Rachel

May 1, 2012

Last week, the lovely ladies and I made our way up to Michigan for some classic R & R. In the hectic day-to-day, it is so easy to get caught up in deadlines, to-do lists, and I end up feeling life is the proverbial hamster wheel. However, after a (albeit short) wonderful weekend, I feel recharged. Glasses of wine lead […]

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A Runner’s Two Cents by Rachel

April 18, 2012

In 2006, Heli invited me to join her on a little race in my neighborhood (the Bucktown 5k.) A 5k is 3.1 miles. As a self defined couch potato, this seemed like a feat akin to climbing Mt. Everest. Nonetheless, I did it (slowly). I walked, I ran. I ran, I walked. I carbo loaded, even though its not really […]

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Spring Break by Rachel

April 6, 2012

I just got back from Vail less than a week ago, and I am already in the midst of planning a trip back. The pictures can probably speak for themselves. It was the perfect spring break: a mix of sun (we skiied in t-shirts!), relaxation and best of all, new friends. Plus, I had time to read a few books […]

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Does being single longer make you a better married person?

March 26, 2012

I cannot remember a time in my life where I could make decisions or choices thinking only of myself. I went from my parents’ home, and influence, almost directly to Adam’s. I never spent an adult moment completely independent. We (both Single Gal and I) have talked so much about the grass being greener on the other side of the […]

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Matchmake Me One of These by Rachel

March 13, 2012

If you ever watch Millionaire Matchmaker, the first question Patty (the matchmaker asks) is “Who are your celeb crushes?” This is supposed to give her a sense of what characteristics embody her clients “perfect match.” So, here are mine: 5. Paul Rudd I have had a crush on Paul Rudd since Clueless. And Friends. And even in Knocked Up. He […]

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