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
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.
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
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.
I’ve been lamenting of late that my children are growing too fast. My eldest just turned ten a few Friday’s back. It all seems to be slipping away… I wrote about it today on The Mid. Bring tissues. Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin.
I’m excited to be over at Sammiches and Psych Meds with my piece “The Diaper Continuum” – click the link and have a look!! Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin
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
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.
I’m turning forty this week. I’ve decided that I’d like to give my children forty pieces of advice that I’ve absorbed in the past 14,610 days (thank you WolframAlpha). Come over to Sammiches and Psych Meds to see my advice. Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin
I was admonished by my seven year old the other day for laughing out loud at the movies. A little too loud in her opinion. Mom…everyone is looking… Act your age. I’ve been told my whole life. Act your age Liv. I look to my seven year old. At her age, I expect her to Read More