October 2015

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Behind the Scene with Natasha B.

Meet Natasha B. – an up and coming free-lance makeup artist from New York City.

I first met Natasha in a religion class we had to take for our undergraduate degree.  Back then, our biggest concerns were figuring out what we would have for dinner, where we could find a good reggae party or how we could finance our next shopping spree.

Even in her early 20’s, Natasha has always had a strength and independence that I’ve admired. It is that same strength that helps her today as she faces life as a single mother.

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Natasha to chat about her life today as a single mother.

Why I Finally Cut Off My Reserve Guy

Disclaimer: Out of respect for the individual, the name of my “reserve guy” has been changed for this article.  All other details are true.

I have a type. My best friends know my type and for the most part I usually date guys that fit the mold of what I like…

Sean and I met when I was in high school. He’s one of the good guys – comes from a nice family, wasn’t into dating multiple girls at the same time – he was just nice. I always knew Sean had a thing for me but so did his friend.

Since the friend was more my type, he and I dated on and off for a few months.

Sean and I remained friendly even after his friend and I broke up. I eventually went off to college and started dating someone else. I never hid any of my dating life from Sean, neither would he hide his feelings towards me.

7 Things You Should NEVER Say to a Single Mother

You’ve probably heard it before – “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”  It’s a cute nursery rhyme we learn as kids, but as we grow up, we quickly learn words do hurt. They can even hurt more than sticks and stones.

Being a single mother often invites unsolicited comments and opinions from others.

While some comments may come from a genuine place, they can be internalized negatively by a single mother.

Of course every single mom’s reactions will be different, but generally speaking, here are seven things you should never say to a single mother: