Monica Calhoun, star of Diary of A Single Mom

Happy Tuesday!

My cousin and creativity coaching client Sharon Malachi, owner of Miracle with Paws (, told me to check out the Diary of A Single Mom, a new web TV show written by screenwriter Cheryl L. West ( and produced by filmmaker Robert Townsend.  I fell in love after watching the first episode which featured actress Monica Calhoun who plays Ocean Jackson (don’t you just love the name Ocean!). Ocean is a 27 year old divorced woman and mother of two children.  Her father died when she was young and left her mother to raise several children.  Her mother suffers from alcoholism.  Ocean’s siblings are not self-sufficient and live in her mother’s home.  When the series begins, Ocean is struggling to earn her GED and keep her children safe, fed, and educated as she works part-time as the building manager in her apartment building.  The first season shows how hard Ocean works to build and maintain her relationships with her neighbors, Lupe and Peggy.

Lupe is one of my personal favorites.  She is a 25 year old sassy Latina played by actress Valery Ortiz.  Lupe is studying to be a medical assistant and has two children by different fathers.  One father is a stand up do right kind of  guy.  The other father is a dangerous guy.  Lupe is attracted to the dangerous guy and does not want to be responsible for her life.

Actress Janis Lynde plays Peggy, a 50 year old white suburban housewife, who has recently lost her husband and daughter and been forced to move into the city with her grandson.  Peggy’s husband gambled away their money.  She did not have any experience in managing her family finances.

The cast of Diary of a Single Mom includes some of my favorite actors  Richard Roundtree and Billy Dee Williams.  Valery Ortiz, Nieko​ Mann, Leon, and Jonathan are also a part of the amazing cast.  They work so well together to tell stories we all experience in our own families and lives.

Be sure to check out Diary of A Single Mom on:

The second season begins on January 27.  Let me know what you think about episode 1 in the comment section.

Enjoy your day and week!

Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Gratitude for Web TV,


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