Random Musings

Adventures in Online Dating

Facebook keeps hinting that it’s time for me to find the other fish in the sea. I’m not so sure. … Read More Adventures in Online Dating

Divorce

Fifty Percent

“What do you think makes a divorce contentious?” As the professor waited for a response I looked around the room to see what anyone would say. I knew that I was going to be the only person who would really know the answer. Most – if not all – people in my class had probably never even gotten married, let… Read More Fifty Percent

Divorce

When It’s Always Your Fault

How do you prevent going insane, when your ex does everything they can to drive you crazy?… Read More When It’s Always Your Fault

Divorce

Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Sometimes I wish we could just figure out a way to get along.… Read More Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Divorce

The Stuff No One Tells You About Divorce

I found out my divorce was official via a random email on a Saturday morning around 4 am about 6 weeks after I had moved out of our home and in with my parents. I couldn’t sleep so I picked up my phone, and suddenly saw the email from my attorney. Somehow the divorce had become finalized and… Read More The Stuff No One Tells You About Divorce

Parenting

Bad Clay, Good Clay

The type of clay we use determines the strength of the foundation we have.… Read More Bad Clay, Good Clay

Parenting

That’s Not Fair

 Every morning at around 6:15am Henry opens my door and jumps into my bed. Most of the time I wake up when he does this, other times I don’t notice until I feel someone kicking me. I haven’t slept in for at least 5 months and I do blame someone for that, which I… Read More That’s Not Fair

Parenting

The Mother I Wasn’t

The very important lesson I learned about myself as a mother. A person’s words hold as much weight as we allow them to. I remember this always.… Read More The Mother I Wasn’t

Divorce

What Getting Divorced Taught Me

One of the things that I regret doing when I was going through my divorce was taking advice from everyone.  This is what happened: My divorce was dramatic. That was mostly my fault, as I chose to share it with more people than I probably should have.  It didn’t help that the papers were served… Read More What Getting Divorced Taught Me

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Day 24: Alis Volat Propiis

When I first knew I was getting a divorce I told my then therapist, “I don’t know how to be an adult.” Even though I had done things like register to vote, buy a house, get married, have children, get a job, pay bills and taxes and all of those things that adults typically do,… Read More Day 24: Alis Volat Propiis