Who Fills Your Bucket?

A few days ago, Flower’s preschool had a tea in advance of Mother’s Day.  One of the boys there, in Flower’s class, I had just learned was destined to “marry” Flower (according to his mother).  I was a bit surprised.  I was aware that she’s played with this particular little boy – as her father Read More

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Star Wars Day!! May the Fourth Be With You

See larger image Freshrags May the 4th Force Be with You Star Wars Parody Men’s T-shirt (Apparel) New From: $13.99 – $16.99 Variations:: 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 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.   Read More

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Coparenting Communication: Learning to Listen, Not 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 it Read More

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Ding Dong! My Memories Are Dead!

I’ve done it!! I’ve finally replaced all those nasty memories in my brain with enough happy memories!! The bad ones are fading!! It’s been over six years – and I feel as though now I can officially say that I’ve moved on! My wedding anniversary to my first husband is coming up next week. I Read More

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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

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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

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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

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“Why Can’t You Live with Daddy?” and Other Questions with Impossible Answers

Our little family was broken for a long time, and it continues to be so. It’s very difficult to deal with someone who has so many mental health issues in general, let alone co-parent with them. Especially when they continue to be undiagnosed and untreated.  But I do my best to keep the children from Read More

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