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Tiia Jones
When my daughter asked Santa Claus for a new Daddy, I set out to find her one. Over two hundred thirty seven Internet first dates later, I became a new Mom instead. These are the confessions of a dating mom!
Interests: reading, writing, teaching, traveling, publishing, social networking, dating, Internet dating, online dating
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Tisha, I love it! "Spermology" is a wonderful word! And definitely it's a good idea at all times to stay away from predators.
Wow...the things I learn on here! I have to put this on my FB page just, well, because! I cannot even believe the things people do! As a big fan of shaving the pubic area myself, I am also well aware that it has to be done very carefully and with full attention to what goes where or the results will be very unsatisfactory.
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Today I’m delighted to be featured as a guest blogger on my friend Tisha Matthew’s site Inspired Moments. She blogs about a number of topics ranging from her work of a life coach, to empowerment, to the law of attraction, to relationships, to developmental disabilities. She’s a fireball of a mom who works hard and found the love of her life after a very rocky start (she blogged about it here). This blog post traces my path of Internet dating exploration. You might compare it to cave spelunking in one’s soul. Please visit here and give it a read. Here... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2010 at
Awww....Marina. It is a hard process of letting go. I remember those preschool days too. My daughter would cry and cry. Sometimes, they'd have to call me to come and get her! Now she can't wait to go back!
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2010 on Kindergarten Musings at
People always used to tell me, Swati, that "they grow up so fast." I never believed it until I turned around one day and she was all grown up.
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2010 on Kindergarten Musings at
Wow, HE, twins in kindergarten? You have your hands full! How funny that your daughter was the one who went in without a backwards glance. Those girls seem to know their minds.
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2010 on Kindergarten Musings at
Tisha, isn't that the truth? It sure does change as they get older! My daughter loves the social part of school but not the school part of school.
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2010 on Kindergarten Musings at
Kindergarten. Fingerpainting. Circle time. Teddy bear nametags worn on strings around grubby little necks. Outlines of entire bodies crudely drawn on large sheets of butcher paper. And most of all, mothers staring wistfully through the windows of classrooms all over America with the irrevocable realization that a line has been crossed in their baby’s history. A greater percentage of hours will now be spent in the care and tutelage of others than in yours from this point forward. Your influence will slowly diminish. Every one of those mothers, without exception, wonders how did this happen? How did that baby I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at
MommyB thanks for visiting! I'm always so excited when I hear a success story, and lately I've heard so very many. Since one in five relationships are currently started in cyberland (and that number is growing), I guess we can't ignore that it is the way things are evolving. Congratulations on finding your love!
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2010 on Happy Hour Dating Dilemmas: Martini Time at
Now, Swati, Wal Mart requires at LEAST sweatpants and a T-shirt! PJ's just won't cut it. Now for the Dollar Store, slippers are fine.
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2010 on Happy Hour Dating Dilemmas: Martini Time at
Pour yourself a glass of wine, make a martini, and curl up with a plate of Brie and crackers. It’s time for this week’s Happy Hour Dating Dilemmas. These are real-life situations from Internet daters who have asked for help with their profiles or their online dating situation. As is always the case, the names and identifying details are changed to protect the innocent and, sometimes, the very very guilty. My lawyers said I should tell you that. Check out other Happy Hour Dating Dilemmas here. Dear Tiia, In looking at profile pictures on one of the online dating services,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2010 at
I'm glad I'm among (unathletic) friends Jody! I am, however, pretty competitive at Scrabble. Of course, if a potential date said he wanted to do that on a first date, that might be a little creepy. Plus, I'd never let him win!
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2010 on I'm a Bad First Date Sport at
I agree Grace! I'd love to know more about who your son has picked out! That's so funny.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2010 on Single Mom Meets True Love at
Thanks so much Grace!
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2010 on Back to School the Organized Way at
I am pretty sure there are some people out there who say that about me. In fact, I believe it's been written... Does that make it true? OTOH if I say Friday the 13th is lucky, does that make THAT true? I'm so confused?
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2010 on The 279th Date at
Swati--we'll have to Skype soon! I'll fill you in on the 411! Sorry to leave you hanging on the writing. It had to be done...
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2010 on The 279th Date at
Today I’d like to welcome a new Mom blogger friend of mine Tisha Matthews. She is a Behavior Management/Life Coach who is an active member with Mom Bloggers Club. One of the things that we found we had in common was that, as single moms, we were both searching for someone and we both found that we had to look for him a little differently than we originally thought. Maybe we were getting in our own way. Maybe someone else was getting in the way. Maybe our big, fat, ugly self-images were getting in the way. Maybe we needed to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at
Thanks so much Anonymous! I've got some exciting stuff coming up this week--stay tuned!
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2010 on The 279th Date at
Thank you so much Mary Anne. I am still going to be telling my story--much of it is about the stuff that happened before I met #279. I'm glad you're stopping by during your journey! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2010 on The 279th Date at
Grace, I love your blog too! Thanks so much. I don't think you have to look at it that way. You just have to think of it as a LOT of dinners out and the "opportunity" to try many different restaurants--LOL. Plus, it was over a period of ten years so that's only on average 28 dates a year.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2010 on The 279th Date at
Since it is Friday the 13th and since my magical thinking requires that I give the day the superstitious honor it is due, I’ve decided it is time to share some news. My type of superstition means that I believe in these things—or not—if I feel like it or if it happens to benefit me. So I’m not a paraskevidekatriaphobic: a person afflicted with a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th (Urban Legends However, I do think the day sometimes brings out the crazies. Or maybe it’s more accurate to say it makes us do things we wouldn’t... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at
Grace, thanks for stopping by! Somehow I always feel strangely better when I know I'm not the only one who went through dating limbo. It's certainly not all bad and, if the truth be told, I've enjoyed it--most of the time. I met a lot of people and I've gone to lots of different restaurants. We'll definitely have to connect!
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2010 on Happy Hour Dating Dilemmas at
You are so very welcome! It was my pleasure. What fun it is to connect with all these moms on the Internet! It's like going to a park without leaving my house.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2010 on Back to School the Organized Way at
I have a confession. I have been blog-stalking That One Mom for quite a while! I love her work. Her blog (Only Parent Chronicles) features everything from yummy recipes, to important community causes, to her heartfelt struggles about being a young widow raising two children, to (my personal favorite) her future ex-husband feature. It’s never boring on her site! Today, I am honored to be a guest blogger on her site with my story about Going Back to School the Organized Way which includes tips from my twenty plus years in the trenches as an educator. I hope it helps... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2010 at
Where can I order the T-shirt? No, seriously...
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