If you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, you’re in the right place…

  • Am I doing anything right?
  • How do I know when it’s really over?
  • What in the hell am I going to make for dinner?
  • Is 40 too late to start over?
  • How on earth am I supposed to date in my late 30’s?
  • Why is co-parenting so hard?!
  • Is it selfish if I want to focus first on my happiness?
  • Why can’t I lose weight after 40?!
  • How do I deal with our relationship baggage without going insane?
  • Why did I get the daughter my mother always wished upon me?
single mom standing

Welcome! My name is Brooke and this is Single Mom Standing. I am a 41-year-old single mother of two. I have a 10-year-old daughter and an 8-year-old son. I have an eclectic background in the journalism, legal and education fields. I also run my own photography business. Still, at 41, I felt like I wasn’t doing what I was supposed to, what I was meant to.

Throughout my life journey thus far, I’ve dealt with all kinds of personal issues: divorce of my parents, a love/hate relationship with my mother, abandonment issues courtesy of my father, an abusive relationship, a failed marriage, my children (the lights of my life), changed careers, friendship drama, weight issues, co-parenting, dating in my late 30’s, a new love and blending it all together.

It has been and continues to be, a wild ride. Throughout it all, I found comfort in the shared stories of others. I would Google the craziest things: “how to know when it’s over” “are there such things as chapter friends?” “is a break a bad thing?,” etc. If I couldn’t figure something out, I would pull up my best friend Google and ask. If I happened upon an article or a blog post that kinda sorta addressed my issue, I was thrilled! I felt a connection. I contemplated the advice offered. More than anything, I didn’t feel so damned alone.

But the connections were few and far between. I couldn’t find the answers I needed or the camaraderie I so desperately sought. After many years of toying with the idea of starting a blog, I finally feel ready. I may not have all the answers, but I have experience. I have a voice. And I want to perhaps be that connection, that comfort, that camaraderie – for you.


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