Women With Balls

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Rosa Parks
In honor of International Women’s Day I wanted to mention women in history and today with Balls.  The ones that inspire, teach and dazzle us.   To me what makes a woman courageous is her ability to go against the mainstream.  Continue reading “Women With Balls”

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THE WINE DIARIES-Broken Dream Home


Welcome to the wine diaries, a more personal blog that you will find randomly intermixed with my regular blog topics.  Each diary entry will be paired with appropriate wines.  For the first in what will likely be an ongoing series, I reminisce on the pinnacle of my unraveling marriage.  Many people have asked me “How did you know it was the end?” or “When did you know it wasn’t going to work anymore?”  If you have ever asked yourself that question, I write this for you.

 

“BROKEN DREAM HOME”

WE had recently moved from the home we lived in for 15 years.  This move seemed to culminate all of the hurts, regrets and loneliness in me.  I couldn’t understand why, since we moved from a modest home to our “dream” home.  Wasn’t I supposed to be happy and fulfilled?  Wasn’t this what I had worked for over the last 2 years?  Why was I so let down?  Why was I so empty?  Why Continue reading “THE WINE DIARIES-Broken Dream Home”

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Parenting Challenges

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Undoubtedly, one of the biggest challenges during divorce and in the initial stages of separation, is parenting. Parenting is a labour of love even in intact homes.  However, add divorce and it is  riddled with guilt, logistical obstacles, loneliness and tug of war.  If you’re experiencing any of this know you’re not alone. Continue reading “Parenting Challenges”

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Mourning Our Lost Fairytale

We’ve grown up only to learn Cinderella’s carriage was a pumpkin to begin with.  Our foot never fit the glass slipper.  Sleeping Beauty ate a bad apple and maybe we took a bite from the same one.  We’re not in Kansas anymore!  Learning the fairytale doesn’t always have that happy ending is a hard lesson, even for cynics. Continue reading “Mourning Our Lost Fairytale”

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Divorce Month

What is divorce Month?   It’s a well known fact that more separations and divorces happen in January.  Even more break ups in less serious relationships happen this month, why?  January is the most dreary month of the year including the weather, the lack of daylight, the Christmas bills, and the lingering disappointments of the recent Christmas season.  Continue reading “Divorce Month”

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New Year NOT New You

new year, not new youThe New Year is upon us and I have a challenge for you.  How about you resolve to love yourself more?  Embrace your unique qualities good, bad and ugly.  All of it!  Instead of making a Resolution to make a major change, think about what you contribute to the world just the way you are.  Continue reading “New Year NOT New You”

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Sexual Neglect

 

sexual neglectAre you in a sexless marriage?  Do you often get rejected by your husband?  That should have been one of my bad husband costumes “The sexual Negator”.  If you are, you have plenty of empathy from me.  It is unhealthy physically to be in a sexless marriage, nevermind the emotional toll it takes.  Continue reading “Sexual Neglect”

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Blue Christmas?

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Our favorite; Charlie Brown and his famous tree

One of the most difficult times of the year for divorced and broken families is undoubtedly the Christmas Season.  Especially the first couple of years when it is a time for re-building and transitioning the new family unit.  Continue reading “Blue Christmas?”

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