Hello, and welcome! My name is Loren. I am a divorced single mother of two, a banker, and an aspiring writer studying journalism at UMass Amherst University Without Walls. I am not a housewife, yet here I sit; writing to you between cleaning house and decorating four dozen sugar cookies for a Christmas Cookie party that I’m hosting this evening. I am not married. There is no man of the house. It is just me, setting my own standards and making my own rules, while navigating the winding road of parenthood and managing a household. I am the woman of the house, fiercely independent and fabulously feminine, and this is my blog.