This is a genuine smile and proof positive that life after divorce can be very happy….
Are you thinking about, going through or have concluded your divorce? You’ve come to the right place. I share tips on divorce navigation and recovery. There’s no shortage of experience…
In 2005 I made the most difficult decision of my life in deciding to end my marriage. So began my 5 year long extrication process. In the interim I have learned more about people, the law, parenting, love, independence and my own weaknesses than I would have ever learned in a lifetime. Thanks to the process of divorce, I have overcome my fears and become more open minded.
Are you facing one of the most difficult decisions of your life? I can help…
My book is non-fiction and written from the heart; The Great Escape; A Girl’s Guide to Leaving a Marriage. It provides practical ‘how to’ tips along with sharing my personal experiences. I wrote it from the perspective of what I needed but couldn’t find when I started my divorce. It includes tips on co-parenting, budgeting, how to hire a lawyer and social changes to expect. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.
You can get a taste of my writing style by reading my blog. To see how and why I began my blog read my original post. I share humorous and touching stories as well as my challenges I have faced in my own divorce. I also include lots of tips for dealing with common divorce issues. You’ll notice on the menu there is also a separate blog titled The Wine Diaries. It’s my more personal blog that reads well, like a diary… I ruminate on deeper thoughts and experiences while pairing each entry with a suitable bottle of wine!
You’ll notice on the menu Articles, these are longer, essay style writings about legal issues and divorce. As well, a self help article on attaining child support includes a sample affidavit to help you prepare your own.
When I found this artist, Erin Smith, her images spoke right to me. That’s why you’ll see (with her permission), her images throughout my site. For example, this one really….need I say more?
I graduated from the University of Alberta in 1990. I was married for 18 years and was a stay at home mom after the birth of my daughter. After my separation and trying to put my life back together, I returned to the University’s ‘Faculty of Extension’ and pursued a certificate in Residential Interiors. I live in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
In the winter you’re 20 minutes from a ski hill. In the summer, you’re 10 minutes away from a sandy beach. I have two beautiful children who I raised in Edmonton, Alberta.
I lived on the Prairies for 22 years and I am delighted to be back by the Ocean. I don’t think there is a problem a walk on the beach (or a good book) can’t ease.
My idea of a perfect Sunday; sleeping in, painting, a hike on the beach, some writing and cooking a delicious meal. Oh, and of course enjoying a lovely glass of wine while preparing said meal.
Motto I live by: “Happiness is found in the people in your life, not the things in your life.”
I am a Huffington Post blogger and Featured Columnist for Divorced Moms. I am currently in the editing phase of my soon to be released short story collection The Icing On The Cake. It’s all about love; finding it, losing it and trying to figure out this complex thing we call relationships. Stay tuned for release date.
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