How to Deal With a Toxic Ex

Although I work hard to manage my relationship with my ex – it’s made more difficult when he talks smack about me to anyone who will listen – including my children. I know it’s never going to change – me I’ve developed some strategies to deal with it. See my article today over at The Read More

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A Case of the “What Ifs”

I am weary. You know it’s not in my nature to fight. That’s why you thought I was the perfect wife. That’s why you were so surprised when I left. I’ve rarely agreed with you, but with enough pressure, I would generally acquiesce to your demands. I suspect it’s also why you always wait until Read More

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Sunday Confession: Please Release Me

The pressure builds and builds.  I long for release. There are days when the struggle with my ex-husband seems too much. I don’t wish he was dead (exactly), but there are days when I wish he would just disappear from our lives completely. The pragmatic part of me knows that this loss would hurt the Read More

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Co-Parenting and Clothing Exchanges – A How NOT to Guide

Ugggghhh!!!  The Clothes!! Go to Google and type “clothing exchange after divorce”.  You’ll find a number of frustrated parents (both men and women) who haven’t been able to constructively solve this little issue. I’ll admit it.  I’m one of them.  It’s one of those nitpicky things that for way too long, I haven’t quite been Read More

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Nonsense from the Goblin King

The Goblin King (my ex) is escalating again.  Our agreement with the mediator was that we’d send one e-mail per exchange, detailing any pertinent information regarding the children.  Yesterday, I received three. The third one could have easily been dealt with, but it’s now gotten into the area of bizarre. The first e-mail was: I Read More

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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

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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

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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

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Are You Driving Your Own Bus?

I’ve lost focus.   My therapist used to tell me an story intended to assist me in addressing my anxiety issues after my accident.  I related to it – not because of the accident, but because of my ex. Imagine you’re driving a bus.  You have a particular route and destination in mind, but you Read More

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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

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