Extraordinary Families > Single Mom’s

So the way i am creating community is i am telling stories about it. And as is my belief about engaging story tellers is they change their tale to suit their perception of the audiences desires.

As i tell the story about Chubby Squirrels, one of the pieces i have been stumbling over is the piece about single moms. While it is true i am interested in having moms who are poorly served by the communities movement given a chance to contribute as i have seen them in the right collective circumstances.  What i think we are trying to emphasize in this project is something more complicated and richer.

hanging out with extraordinary families

Part of the problem is with the tag “single moms” first off it makes the kids somehow secondary, despite the fact that the single moms will be coming with their kids for at least some of the time. But really the problem is that the label is too limited.

“Extraordinary families” is my current terminology for what i want to include in this evolving story. This could include complicated poly families, like the one i am in – the Star Family. It could embrace single parents or folks like my friend Twiggy, who’s partner is at sea for a significant fraction of the year. And it could even be welcoming of more conventionally configured nuclear families – as long as the members of it had an extraordinary willingness to be part of a supernormal family.

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a funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.

4 responses to “Extraordinary Families > Single Mom’s”

  1. cardin seabrook says :

    “supernormal” i like that

  2. Seby (aka Twigsy on facebook) says :

    I was a ‘single mom’ while I was married, and for a few years after that. I guess I still technically consider myself to be a ‘single mom’, but actually for the most part, my partner is surprisingly supportive of my efforts with my son, as well as contributing his own efforts to the dynamic. 🙂 He’s around a good deal, actually (not sure if the ‘at sea’ was simply a metaphor for ‘being away’) although he’s a busy fella. He also strongly believes in the value of having a healthy community environment for raising kids. Who knows, he might even decide for us to apply there together.

    I think your topic of family dynamics is a very interesting one and I would like to see more written about it. 🙂

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