42 Chicago, United States
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My self-summary
I am a recently divorced mother of one child. Grew up on Long Island - worked and lived in both NYC and Boston before moving to Chicago 2.5 years ago. I never thought I would ever leave NYC and now I love Chicago so much I don't anticipate leaving any time soon.
What I’m doing with my life
I am doing what I have always wanted to do - being a mom and working at a job which I could not have handwritten the job description any better myself.

After being married for over 7 years I am finding myself again and learning new things about me.
I’m really good at
Being a mother to my daughter. Knowing how to be her friend but also realizing when I need to be her parent.

Relating to people and making people feel comfortable around others. I enjoy entertaining with friends and family.

I love to cook but rarely have the time these days. I love to read for fun and I love planning cool things to do whether it be a vacation, a fantastic play-date for my daughter or just a weekend day hanging with friends locally.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes or my smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books - I really enjoy reading but do not have much time for it these days. When I can fit a book in it is usually a biography or some kind of mindless chick lit book.

Movies - recently my best friend and I watched Bridesmaids -- come on, tell me that movie was not hysterical!?!

I enjoy watching Food Network with my daughter and then trying to put my own spin on their recipes. I also enjoy Law and Order - the original and SVU. Then there is the guilty pleasure - most things on Bravo - if I have to tell you what shows are on this channel you/I are probably not a good fit.
The six things I could never do without
1. My daughter - I prayed to someday have a child and have been truly blessed with her.
2. My family - we are no different than many but we all truly love and rally around each other.
3. Laughter - when it's not present I miss it.
4. Lipstick and mascara - I can go without the rest of my makeup but feel naked without them.
5. My car or transportation - without it I feel trapped.
6. My iPhone - there are so many things I use it for daily but most importantly keeping intouch with my daughter when she is not with me.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The present and how what I do today can impact my future but not change my past.
On a typical Friday night I am
Have a nice dinner with friends and unwinding from a crazy week either with or without my daughter -- depending on if it is my weekend or not to have her.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That I am actually on OKCupid and I am not sure this is something I really want to do.
You should message me if
ONLY if you live in Chicago - no long distance peeps, please! You are ok with meeting someone who:
1. has a child
2. is divorced
3. works full-time and values her independence
4. you are not threatened by any of the above