Have You Seen SMILF Yet?


By Jackie Pilossoph, Creator and Editor-in-chief, Divorced Girl Smiling site, podcast and app, Love Essentially columnist and author

In this week’s Love Essentially, I wrote a review of the Showtime comedy, SMILF. I think the show is something that single moms will truly appreciate and find really funny!


‘SMILF’ Funny, If Dark Tale Of Single Parenting by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group

Maybe it’s because I’m a divorced mom, but there’s something really lovable to me about TV single moms.

Not only are they are strong and courageous, but their tough skin is intermingled with vulnerability and cute charm that makes you want to give them a big hug.


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It’s for those reasons that I have always found myself rooting for TV single moms like Ann Romano (“One Day At A Time”), Angela Bower (“Who’s The Boss”), Murphy Brown (“Murphy Brown”), Miranda Hobbes (“Sex And The City”), and Dr. Miranda Bailey (“Grey’s Anatomy”).

But there’s a new TV single mom who I think might be my favorite of all. Her name is Bridgette Bird and she’s the star of “SMILF,” a new comedy on Showtime about a 20-something, struggling single mom living in a tiny Boston apartment with her 2-year-old son.

(Click here to read the rest of this article, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press.)

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    Divorced Girl Smiling is here to empower, connect and inspire you. Jackie Pilossoph is the creator and Editor-In-Chief of Divorced Girl Smiling, the site, the podcast and the app. A former television journalist and newspaper features reporter, Pilossoph is also the author of four novels and the writer of her weekly relationship column, Love Essentially. Pilossoph holds a Masters degree in journalism and lives in Chicago with her two teenagers. The author of the novels, Divorced Girl Smiling and Free Gift With Purchase, Pilossoph also writes the weekly dating and relationships advice column, “Love Essentially”, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press and the Chicago Tribune online. Additionally, she is a Huffington Post contributor. Pilossoph holds a Masters degree in journalism from Boston University.

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