Roots and Wings

Roots and Wings
Alana, me and Luke

They say if you raise your children right, you set their roots so they can later grow wings…or something to that effect. I’m thinking upon my son’s one year departure to Australia, that the wings may have grown too large, uplifting those roots. I guess that’s the idea though and no one is to blame Continue reading “Roots and Wings”

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10 Tips to Improve Your Post Divorce Christmas

 

10 Tips to improve your post divorce Christmas
10 Tips to improve your Christmas post divorce, is something I think will help anyone coping with co-parenting issues over the holidays. 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.  What makes this even harder is having  to let go of old traditions.  Also, Christmas memories from before the divorce are still raw.  Due to these changes in family dynamics, the holidays become a challenge and a tug of war between households.  Neither Mom nor Dad want to be alone during this time and the children inevitably get caught in the middle.
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Which TV Mom Are You?

Which tv mom aer you?
Anna Faris and Allison Janney star in Mom

When I was scrolling through my facebook feed a while back I came across this question; Which TV mom are you? I had to laugh. Immediately, I chose Lorelei Gilmore, not because of the young and hot factor. I wish. It’s her attitude and general outlook on life I can relate to. But I have to admit I see a little of myself in many of these beloved characters.

Isn’t that the brilliance of the writers who create these characters? They make our problems seem small or they make us say “Oh, so it isn’t just me…”

Let’s take a look at some of these TV moms and you tell me— which one are you?

You’re Christy from Mom if: You’re struggling to pay the bills, your mother lives with you and she likes to party more than you, you’re divorced, had a brief affair with your boss, you’re in rehab, you’re trying your best to protect your children from your crazy mother and other life disasters. Continue reading “Which TV Mom Are You?”

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Re-Marrying? Don’t Do It For Any Of These 5 Reasons

 

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It’s hard being a divorcee. We’re a ONE in a world of twos. It’s downright lonely. Eventually,we want to get our toes in the water and begin dating again. We go onto dating sites with hopes of love. It’s only natural. Next thing you know, we’re in a relationship again. It’s wonderful. It’s exciting and we feel like a teenager again. We’re getting a second chance! Continue reading “Re-Marrying? Don’t Do It For Any Of These 5 Reasons”

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Divorce Plural Style

divorce plural style
image source jwa.org

Well, that was easy. Kody and Meri pressed the easy button and voila, they’re divorced. I guess when you have four wives divorcing one isn’t a big loss. In the case of TLC’s Sister Wives, there is no loss at all for Kody. He and Meri will remain “close”. She’s still a Sister Wife, just not legally married to Kody after 25 years of putting up with his other 15 children, and multiple wives. Continue reading “Divorce Plural Style”

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Think Twice

What's Inspiring You?

What's Inspiring You?I wrote this piece last Spring but have never published it until now. I was moved and inspired by a video made by The New York City Rescue Mission.

With the #1000VoicesSpeakforCompassion movement started by Lizzi Rogers over at Considerings-Life In Silver Linings, I thought now is the perfect time to share it.

It’s not so much about other people’s compassion as it is about my own, that I believe was lacking in the past and still today.  It’s about the homeless. It’s also about my own experience and my learned reaction to people on the street. I have a long way to go to be Continue reading “Think Twice”

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Divorce and Birthdays- An Emotional Mix

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There was nothing more painful than the kid’s birthdays during divorce.  Will they be with mom or dad and what do they want to do? If you’re in the wrong week according to the custody schedule, you may not get to see them on their special day.  It can feel ‘all wrong’ especially when you were the stay at home mom who planned all the previous parties. Continue reading “Divorce and Birthdays- An Emotional Mix”

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Awards Without the Rules

Awards without RulesI am proud to say that I have recently been nominated for the Liebster Award for the second time…for that reason I am accepting this lovely award without the rules.  First, I am honored to have been nominated by one of the most beautiful writer/bloggers. Her work is as she promises– Emotional.  It takes you into the shadows and then brings you back to the light.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit Balroop Singh’s, Continue reading “Awards Without the Rules”

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Scapegoating in Families-What We Need to Know

Have you heard of Scapegoating syndrome? I hadn’t heard of it until I randomly came across this post in my facebook feed;  Scapegoating: When You Get Stuck Trying to Outrun Someone Else’s Shadow by Glynis Sherwood.  This article answered many questions for me. It solved a mystery that I just couldn’t figure out. Continue reading “Scapegoating in Families-What We Need to Know”

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