Snowflakes and Helicopters

Snowflakes and Helicopters

So my ex, the Goblin King (who is also apparently a huge drama queen), has sent me yet another entertaining e-mail. A little back story – as Hubs and I both work outside the home, generally in the mornings we will drop them off at school before we head to work. However, as a convenience, Read More

Co-Parenting: A New School Year

Co-Parenting: A New School Year

My son is entering Grade 5 now – and with daycare under our belt, I have about 9 years of co-parenting and dealing with the children’s carers. I wrote a bit about it last year.  You’d think by now that I’d have it figured out – but nope. Each year is completely new – and each Read More

My First Day of High School: A Horror Story

How Was Your Week? #10Thankful

I was admonished for my first TToT for getting excited and posting too early.  Well…who could blame me.  I was excited to be part of such a fantastic group – AND I joined just before the 100th.  I almost peed my pants as I hit publish. This is my third TToT and I’m much more Read More

My First Day of High School: A Horror Story

The 100th Ten Things of Thankful / My Sunday Confession

The theme for this week’s Sunday confession is “lost”.  It’s perfect for me this week – as I’m lost.  This week I “lost” my temper.  And as a result  I “lost” my way again.  I’m ever disappointed that I need to continually come back around to parenting the way I want to parent – and Read More

My First Day of High School: A Horror Story

5 Tips to Manage a Difficult Co-Parent

Marital breakdown typically means that the relationship and your ability to communicate and parent with your soon-to-be-ex is at least partly impaired.  With time, some co-parents are able to put those feelings aside, but there are cases where one parent becomes disengaged, emotionally combative, or starts sabotaging their parenting relationship.  In these relationships, one of Read More

My First Day of High School: A Horror Story

#1000Speak – Compassion for the Bully

Today’s #1000Speak post is supposed to be about bullying.  And more specifically, compassion for bullies. Yes, you’re probably thinking bullies are the worst people on the planet and don’t deserve our compassion. I suppose in some cases that’s true. Consider however that some bullies don’t know any better.  They weren’t raised the same way that Read More

My First Day of High School: A Horror Story

Co-Parenting and Sick Kids…

So…poor Puck has been feeling poorly since Saturday afternoon.  He’s been mostly OK, taking in a normal amount of fluids, but not eating much, and a low grade fever.  Some minor vomiting.  But as today is a transfer day, I had to let my ex know last night as he’d have to make arrangements for Read More