Coparenting: Splitting Expenses without Losing Your Mind

When our divorce decree allowed for splitting expenses for our children in half, I thought it would be easy. All things being equal, with two kids, half means I pay for one kid and he pays for the other, right? [tweetthis hidden_hashtags=”#coparenting”]With 2 kids, half means I pay for 1 and he pays for the Read More

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I Am NOT a Survivor

I am not a survivor. Not in the sense that I’m not still among the living.  I just hate that word. Survivor.   Sounds like I was up against something completely insurmountable that most people never make it through. That I’ve been victimized. I am not a victim. The word “survivor” also comes with an implication Read More

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Unless the Enemy has Studied his Agrippa

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you’re a fan, then you probably recognized my title as a quote from The Princess Bride, one of my favorite movies. In part because I was in love with Westley (weren’t we all?), and in part because it has “Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true Read More

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The Post-Divorce Rules of (Dis)Engagement

I was at my physiotherapist’s office a while back, peering at my phone while waiting for him to come in. The door was open and I could overhear the other therapist talking to her client. The client was a newly divorced woman who was frustrated by a text she’d just received. Her ex had texted Read More

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When Life Hands You Asshats…

Shannon Bradley Colleary, The Woman Formerly Known as Beautiful, has dealt with her share of asshats in her life.  In fact, she could write a book.  (Actually, she is writing a book).  Luckily for Shannon, she’s used those experiences, and moved on – and she’ll be sharing what she’s learned with us in her book. Read More

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Cross Your Fingers (and Maybe Your Toes?)

After my Easter post and against my better judgement, I agreed to meet the Goblin King for mediation a few days later than the original date that was offered to us.  That day is today.  I got myself a new t-shirt to wear to the meeting. I’m going to ask you all for your collective positive Read More

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Down the Road Again

I didn’t write about it here…but at Christmas, the Goblin King and I had another wobble.  Although we have a very specific holiday agreement, it’s not in the court order.  And although I strive wherever possible to ensure that we’re both on the same page well in advance of each of the holidays, the Goblin Read More

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False Comfort

Today’s prompt on haiku horizons is the word “safe”. The word evoked all sorts of images – a physical safe, a baby safe in her mother’s womb, a sense of security. I chose to go with a description of what I thought at the time as a “safe” choice. I finished college Thought marriage was Read More

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The Hollywood Coparent Continuum

Some days, I feel like there’s a divorce continuum – and I’m on the lower end of the spectrum.  On the high end?  Princess Goop and her ex and their conscious uncoupling.  As pretentious as the whole announcement was – I feel a minor jealousy pangs that people like Gwyneth and Chris Martin seem to have Read More

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Writing Was My Light In The Darkness Of Divorce

I’ve said before that I’m very lucky that through my writing I’ve been exposed to a number of amazing women writers.  My guest today is one of those women – Lisa Thomson is a Canadian divorce blogger, Huffington Post blogger, a DivorcedMoms.com Featured Resource Writer,  and the author of The Great Escape:  A Girl’s Guide to Read More

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