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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Divorcing? Look for the Right Kind of Advice

Divorce is never easy.  You’re talking about some very strong emotions.  You might be the leaver – you might be the person who was left.  Whether you had to make the decision or had the decision made for you – it’s a very difficult time.  You suddenly have to come to terms with the fact Read More

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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

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Lucky to be a Member of the Purse Brick Mafia

So – ya’ll know about my summer vacation scheduling adventures.  And if you’ve been reading, you also know about Puck’s learning difficulties.  We have a tutor he visits every Friday and Sunday during the school year.  The Goblin King agreed to twice a week with the Parenting Coordinator because he thinks it was his idea. Read More

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8 Dating Dealbreakers After Divorce

We all have are own little list of the things that we’re willing to accept or not accept in a partner – and your list might become even stricter after divorce.  Maybe you can’t stand the new guy because one of his toes is bigger than the other.  Maybe she has hair on her back Read More