Don’t plan to opt out of all holiday activities simply because your children are away. Plan to be part of a larger celebration with friends or other family members. Visit your place of worship. Attend that party. Wear that ugly Christmas sweater. Put out milk and cookies for Santa. Exchange Valentine’s Day notes with your […]
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Divorce doesn’t ever go away. Somehow, though, while we sift through our own feelings, we have to find a way to effectively co-parent our children with someone who may, at times, feel like our greatest enemy.
Blending a family together is no easy feat. For those of you in the trenches of it, can I get an Amen? I can list off a slew of struggles that I feel I experience daily in my dual role of mom and step-mom. While it is easy to keep my focus there, we all know what […]
These words are for the broken woman. I see you, mama, crying at the kitchen sink. These words are for the broken wife. It’s for the woman too busy to even ‘break.’ To the one that is numb, or angry, or sees herself in almost every single mama meme. I just wanted to write you […]
This advice is not for everyone. I am simply sharing a piece of my experience below. I am in a good place in life right now and I am walking out of the storm. I share this with you to give you hope or some perspective if you are going through a difficult season. A […]
There is nothing quite as awful as telling friends, family, or co-workers that you are getting a divorce. Responses can range from shocked to sad to curious, but one thing that every single reacting person has in common, is being very unsure of what to say to the soon-to-be divorcee. As a recent divorcee, I’ve […]
Most people don’t get married expecting it won’t last forever, but more than half of married couples don’t make it to their happily-ever-after. It’s hard to imagine on our wedding night that someday we’ll be fighting with this person over who gets to keep the gravy boat that you just got from Aunt Bess this afternoon […]