Is it a Promise I Can Keep? - #NaBloPoMo 1

Is it a Promise I Can Keep? 

Terror strikes. Again. And again. NYC, Beirut, Paris, Nigeria. The list grows. My children ask – why?  I don’t know what to tell them. “We’re safe.  You’re safe.” I don’t know if it’s a promise I can keep. But I have to try. This is my eighteenth entry to NaBloPoMo, NaNoPoblano and YeahWriteMe’s NoMo challenge. Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin.

Sunday Confession: I'm Giving All I Can - Is It Enough?

Sunday Confession: I’m Giving All I Can – Is It Enough?

The good thing about Sunday Confessions – it gives me an opportunity to reflect on what’s been going on and how to improve myself. I’m a firm believer in looking back. Just looking mind you. Don’t get stuck there. Have a look – see what’s working, what’s not. Be able to absorb that information and Read More

Shared Custody, Pennies And How I Get The Most Out of Spending Time With My Kids

Shared Custody, Pennies And How I Get The Most Out of Spending Time With My Kids

When considering divorce, a major deciding factor is sometimes the amount of time that you get to spend with your children.  After all, you only have approximately eighteen years together (more or less) – and after divorce, you might suddenly find that you’ve reduced your time by half (depending on your custody agreement).  In my Read More

I See You

I See You

As I’ve grown, my perspective has changed.  My mother hasn’t. See the post I’ve written today about childhood, marriages, divorces and my changing perspective.  I’m at Club Mid with my piece “I See You“. Image credit:  Praisaeng / freedigitalphotos.net Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin.

#1000Speak - Listen to your Children with Compassion

#1000Speak – Listen to your Children with Compassion

Listen. It’s such a simple word. An anagram for silent. Which you should be while you’re listening. But listening isn’t the same as hearing. It’s not the same at all. Listening, active listening, involves actually taking the time to digest what the other person is saying. It takes time. And sometimes, it involves compassion. I Read More

Am I Selfish?  The Mom and the Selfie Stick

Am I Selfish? The Mom and the Selfie Stick

Today, I went out and purchased a “selfie-stick.” Not because I want pictures of myself with a perma-duckface or because I’m self absorbed and vain. I’m over at Sammiches and Psych Meds questioning whether my new purchase is turning me into a Kardashian. Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin.

Building Strong Children 1

Building Strong Children

I love those little revelations that come with spending time with family. I’m just back from a week’s holiday in Canada – my mother, her dog, and my niece joined us. My mom reminded me of a number of things that happened when I was a child. And one little comment sent me spinning. She Read More

A Divorced Mothers Worry: Do My Children Need Therapy?

A Divorced Mothers Worry: Do My Children Need Therapy?

It’s a commonly held belief that all children of divorce need some psychological help. It’s not always true – but as a divorced mom, it is something that I’ve thought about. Read more – see my article at DivorcedMoms.com. Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin.