So, for the past several months I have been using an online dating service called Plenty of Fish   [caption id="attachment_13678" align="aligncenter" width="150"] Online dating site, for free.[/caption]   (POF), yes cute title I know but a little deceiving. [caption id="attachment_13675" align="alignleft" width="119"] Sounds like music to the single person's...

Real Estate Boutique - Patricia Karchemny - 37 Simone-de-Beauvoire, Notre Dame Ile Perrot (98 of 141) All my single ladies... All my single ladies!!! Really... who needs a relationship when you can buy your dream home on your own? I’ve met many buyers in my career and as a busy real estate broker; one of the thing I’ve always admired was the single ladies buying their dream homes on their own. I bought my first condo at 24 years old. It was my first foray into real estate. I got a two bedroom, one bath, 700 sq.ft. condo near the Plateau. It did have paper thin walls, but the location was amazing and the potential to renovate was better. It was steps from Sherbrooke Street and six blocks from the Main.  It was my first big investment and when I sold it a couple years later, I made enough money to start my real estate portfolio - but I digress...

To put it lightly, being 27, single and attending an event where the ages range from 12 to 75 is rather challenging. So, to put you all at ease, and to let you know how it all went down, I encourage you to read this brief and to the point passage.

  The way I see it, there are few advantages to being single at this point in life. However, to my loyal readers, last blog I promised I would write about the positive side of being single. So, I did some soul searching, asked some friends and came up with a few things that I would consider as being positive.

Life as a Mom is busy and hectic.  Life as a Single Mom is exponentially busy and hectic.  The lunches, carpools, schedules, laundry, social directing, and daily adventures keep Moms constantly on the go, and as a result we often forget to take time just for ourselves.  It’s hard to balance family time with time for yourself.  I know that for me, it’s always a struggle.  After all, I see myself as Mommy first and then everything else follows.

Contributing factors include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:

  •  Online dating
  •  Friends with significant others
  •  Changing Facebook statuses
I will confess that watching Facebook relationship statuses change almost on a weekly basis is… enervating. Watching countless "friends" ('cause let's be honest, no one is FRIENDS with all their Facebook "friends") change their relationship statuses from "in a relationship" to "engaged" makes me wonder, hmmm…. what is it about me?