Star Wars Day!! May the Fourth Be With You

Star Wars Day!! May the Fourth Be With You

As it’s Star Wars Day, I thought I might lighten it up a bit with a little humour. The Goblin King (as you may have gathered) regularly sends e-mails that make absolutely no sense. His command of the english language (even though it’s his mother tongue) is likely limited by an undiagnosed learning disability. Most Read More

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Co-Parenting with a High Conflict Ex

There’s one thing that you don’t really think about when you’re in a high conflict marriage and you want to get out. If you have kids chances are if you do “get out” you’ll still be stuck “in” because you’re a parent. Read my article about co-parenting with a high conflict ex on DivorcedMoms.com.  Follow Read More

Pulling Teeth: More Adventures in Vacation Planning with the Goblin King

Pulling Teeth: More Adventures in Vacation Planning with the Goblin King

You’ll all recall that about three weeks ago now, I wrote a blog about trying to settle the children’s summer vacation with the Goblin King.  As you all know how cooperative he is, of course that went extremely well and we have the vacation done and settled. Yeah.  Right.  Had you there for a minute, Read More

Co-Parenting Communication Issues: Listen to Understand - Not to Respond

Co-Parenting Communication Issues: Listen to Understand – Not to Respond

So…more fun with my exchange e-mail from the Goblin King today. Puck, as you all know by now, has a learning disability.  Recently, he convinced his dad that he was sick so that he didn’t have to do a math test.  (I discovered the problem and he did do the math test).  When I discussed Read More

Vacation Planning with the Goblin King

Vacation Planning with the Goblin King

I had a completely different blog planned for today – but I had to share the latest from the Goblin King in today’s exchange e-mail. For those of you out of the loop, as the Goblin King cannot communicate effectively verbally, all of our communication about our young children is done by e-mail. The e-mail Read More

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5 Tips To Cope With High Conflict Co-Parenting

I know a number of very lucky women who after divorcing or leaving their child’s father, either had him drop off the face of the planet, or who have a wonderful post-divorce relationship with their ex.  Both groups are able to parent their children both with the same goal—ensuring that their children grown and develop Read More

Liar, Liar Part Two - Extended Edition

What To Do When Your Ex Regularly Forgets School Holidays

Less than a  month ago, my ex forgot about a school holiday and didn’t come to pick up the children for his regular access. I texted him, and as I had nothing on for the day, agreed to wait at home until he came to pick them up. He lied, suggested that his car wasn’t working, Read More

Ignorance is not Bliss: How Do You Teach Someone Who Cannot Learn? 1

Ignorance is not Bliss: How Do You Teach Someone Who Cannot Learn?

My eldest son, Puck, has a learning disability. He can learn. And given the right environment, with some accommodation, he actually learns very well. The person who doesn’t learn is his father. He hasn’t learned that negative feedback to a child with learning disabilities just lowers their confidence. He hasn’t learned that he is fairly Read More