Over Ten Years In: Divorce is Still Exhausting

I’m struggling today. And of late, I’m struggling more often than not. I feel like I should finally be in a place where I’m content with my life. I’m finally working my dream job. I have more freedom, more time to spend with my kids, and I’m doing work that I enjoy. But there’s one Read More

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How Doctor Who Would Respond to the Goblin King 

Bringing this one back…because even though it’s been three years, I still feel this way sometimes. We all know that I try my hardest not to talk badly of my ex in front of the children.  I use this space to get out my feelings and say things that I would certainly never say to him Read More

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Unpacking Emotional Baggage – A Love Story

I have a girlfriend that I’ve known for over ten years.  We worked together in the same office for a time. It was a difficult office – our boss was a bit of a tyrant, and as a result, a number of us grew quite close and have had friendships that survived a reorg which Read More

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Normal Coparenting…vs Me

Scene: A typical phone call between two peaceful coparents (or at least how I imagine it, as I’ve never actually witnessed one.) Peaceful coparent #1: “Hello PC2! I know you’re driving, Are you OK to talk?” Peaceful coparent #2: “Oh Hi PC1! Yeah, I’m handsfree, I’m OK. But we’re already heading to your house. Can it wait Read More

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Sorry…Not Today

No, I’m sorry. I can’t. The children are home. I *actually* could get a sitter and join you for dinner or shopping or some other outing – but I’ve only got a limited amount of time. See – you know that I’m one of “those” parents. I’m divorced. Even eight years after the fact, my Read More

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My Destination is No Longer Set by the Way the Wind Blows

I was struck today by a thought.  We’re still renovating (painting) the new condo. Hubs and I have been working fairly effectively together. I’m doing the middle of the walls and he’s doing the detail work. We turned on some music, poured out the paint, and just got it done. The way we work in Read More

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When Does a Bully Become a Lost Cause?

There is a child at Puck’s school who is hurting. And I don’t know what to do about it. In part because this child has been bullying my child. Puck started a new school for grade seven. He’s not just settling in well—he’s thriving. He’s happy to go to school. He’s excited about his class Read More

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3 Things a Resourceful Single Mom Can Do For Extra Cash

Post break-up, there’s a ton of things that you’ll suddenly have full responsibility for, and your cash situation will stretch thinner by the day. If you’re smart, you’ll take that extra time you have while the kids are with your ex to figure out how to make extra money. Sell Your Stuff One thing I Read More

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