Quick Budgeting Steps & Tips

The overwhelming issues surrounding your divorce include financial worries and a decrease in disposable income.  Suddenly one, or the same income is supporting two households.  Perhaps your support is inconsistent and often late.  The goal here is to get your budget closer to a ‘balance’.  You don’t have to be a financial wizard to take control.
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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

parenting challenges

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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Dream Guys

How do we get through the winter blahs?  We fantasize about our dream guys.  Married, single, or divorced we’re all allowed to DREAM.  No words are necessary…enjoy with a little Donna Summer [jwplayer mediaid=”1809″]

DREAM GUY#1

dream guys“What are you doing later?” (we don’t know his name but…not important) Continue reading “Dream Guys”

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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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