Shared Custody, Pennies And How I Get The Most Out of Spending Time With My Kids

Shared Custody, Pennies And How I Get The Most Out of Spending Time With My Kids

When considering divorce, a major deciding factor is sometimes the amount of time that you get to spend with your children.  After all, you only have approximately eighteen years together (more or less) – and after divorce, you might suddenly find that you’ve reduced your time by half (depending on your custody agreement).  In my Read More

A Divorced Mothers Worry: Do My Children Need Therapy?

A Divorced Mothers Worry: Do My Children Need Therapy?

It’s a commonly held belief that all children of divorce need some psychological help. It’s not always true – but as a divorced mom, it is something that I’ve thought about. Read more – see my article at DivorcedMoms.com. Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin.

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America Needs Paid Maternity Leave

This past week, you may have read about an multi-national corporation called Vodaphone who’s making a bit of a stir by offering all of their employees at least 16 weeks of paid maternity leave.  In addition, they’ll be offering flexible work hours to employees returning from leave.  All employees.  Including Americans. Which is fantastic – because the US continues Read More

The Nightmare BEFORE Christmas: Holiday Planning After Divorce

The Nightmare BEFORE Christmas: Holiday Planning After Divorce

When my ex and I first divorced, I knew the big holidays were going to be a problem.  Easter.  Christmas.  Thanksgiving.  All of them. So, in an attempt to avoid those issues, we came up with a specific agreement that should have answered all of our problems. Turns out, not so much. Read more in my article Read More

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Halloween: My Ex Is Into Tricks, Not Treats!

Your custody schedule probably contemplated all of the big holidays – but what about the small ones? Today I’m over at DivorcedMoms talking about my issues with scheduling Hallowe’en with the Goblin King! Image Credit:  (Edited) “Halloween In Blue” by Idea go / freedigitalphotos.net Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin

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7 Ways to Cope When Your Ex Wipes Out Your Kids’ Wardrobe

I’m over at Divorced Moms again today discussing the trials and tribulations of exchanging clothing and other items when you exchange the kids. Come have a look!! Image Credit (edited):  David Castillo Dominici / freedigitalphotos.net Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin

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The Soundtrack of My Divorce

If your  life were a movie – what songs would be on the soundtrack?   I had a tumultuous courtship with my ex, and a long and difficult relationship that eventually led us to divorce.  This weekend I thought about what kind of songs would have been on the soundtrack of that story.  And I Read More

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Six Things I Learned From Being in a Bad Marriage

I’m over at DivorcedMoms.com again today talking about all the things you can learn about yourself as you emerge from a bad marriage and divorce.   Or you can check it out on The Huffington Post! Image Credit: (Edited) “Yoga” by arztsamui / freedigitalphotos.net Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin

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What’s Your Favorite Divorce Movie?

This week on DivorcedMoms.com, I’ve looked through some of my favorite divorce movies for my favorite quotes about divorce.  Have a look! What’s your favorite divorce movie? (Gif courtesy “War of the Roses”) Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin

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12 Ways to Divorce with Your Self Respect and Dignity in Tact

Have you ever been the recipient of bad divorce advice?  You know what I’m talking about – the whole “stay in the house”, “sling mud – it’s better for court”, “crush him/her” line.  The advice that will lead to you lining your lawyer’s pockets with gold. I’ve read a few articles giving advice like that Read More