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Must Love Chickens

I was thinking about keeping chickens. They were wonderful pets and could teach the kids about where food comes from without lifelong scarring.
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Single Parenthood: It’s Not A Competition

Yes, some parents are the sole parent 100% of the time. But I would argue that single parenthood includes a wider cross-section of parents.

How We Grieve Without Losing Our Way

Nursing old wounds is tricky work; it transfers the weight and pain of the wound.  It is lifted from their small shoulders and dropped heavily onto mine.  I feel that pain, it becomes and begets...

Five Reasons I Love My Ex-Husband on #ExSpousesDay

Our divorce was the right thing for our family, and we’ve each moved forward in a healthier, happier way than our marriage would’ve allowed. The universe is unfolding as it should.

Divorce and Panic Attacks: True Story

I thought that as an adult, I was done with panic attacks. I was cocky, hadn’t had one in years, I was so obviously over them. But when your life is somehow upended, the...

4 Things Coparents Can Learn From Christmas Carols

The glowing lights, family gathering and festive feasts of the holidays take on a different feel when you’re a co-parent navigating the holidays.  After a divorce or separation, sharing a child with someone else...

Perfectly Imperfect, and a Real Mother of a Princess

Some world events have an impact on us, regardless of whether we have any real connection to them. Approaching the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, documentaries and magazine specials celebrate the...

The Shattering of Loss

I have been shattered before.  I remember this feeling. This aimless wandering around my house, not sure what to do next. The holding my daughter close and smelling her hair and being at once...

Keeping Your Eye on the Ball Post-Divorce

Post-divorce, I realized that my son's love isn’t a bank balance, with his love for his stepmother detracting from love for me.

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

I used to be married to someone else. It’s not something many people know about me. Not because I hide it, just because it was a long time ago and my life today is...