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People often ask if it’s hard being a single mom. Being my child’s only parental caregiver and financial support system certainly has its challenges, but that’s not what makes being a parent hard. School, sports, hobbies, and family are...
Divorce is not something you think of when you go into a relationship. If that were the case, no one would ever get married. I was young and dumb, to say the least, got married at 22, had a...
Children of Divorce Children of divorce. Wow -that’s such a hard statement to even type, but the truth is-- it’s just a reality for my two daughters (who I had with my first husband). Never in my wildest, darkest dreams...
Making Career Decisions Around Life Seasons :: How to Reenter the Workforce I am 39 years old and several years "behind" in my career. I say this because had I worked straight through, in the trajectory I was on, I...
What age is a good age for your children to stay home by themselves? It is a great way to teach them independence and to be responsible. While most states do not have laws with an exact age, this...
"Baby Daddy" We hear this often, but what exactly does it mean? According to Merriam-Webster, the phrase "baby daddy" means:: "one who is not married to or in a long-term intimate relationship with the child’s mother” According to the Urban Dictionary, the phrase...

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Sugarcoating was never my strong suit. Even as a child, I can remember my mother’s surprise and slight embarrassment to my shockingly honest responses to her colleague’s benign inquiry, “And how are you doing today?” As an Executive Coach,...
Mima, Pere, and Nana are the names of my children’s living grandparents. When I first had children, I wanted to nurture a close relationship with their grandparents. I grew up especially close to my maternal grandparents and wanted the...
The News Finding out that you're expecting can bring out a lot of emotions. The day I found out that I was pregnant, I curled up on the sofa and cried. My head was spinning with questions. As I was...
Guilt is a useless punishing emotion. It lurks deep in your heart or sometimes relentlessly in the front of your mind. You may cry, get angry, grind your teeth, or toss and turn at night. Parents who lament over...
Since my daughter was born, every age has been “my favorite age.” However, I will admit that since she was born, I dreaded her turning 8. I figured at that point she would no longer be considered a baby,...
Happy Ex-Wife, Happy Ex-Life I was with my ex-husband for nine years. In that time, we built a TON of memories together. We had a Star Wars themed wedding. We had two boys. We went to Disney World and Dragon's...
Six large plastic tubs full of children’s clothes that no longer fit sit in my dining room. My plan is to sort through for what to keep for memories and what to give / donate / sell. I’ve gotten...
It's NOT About the Creepy Girl :: Lessons From the Momo Hysteria By now, we've all seen the creepy, bug-eyed girl with the long black hair jumping through our screens. These posts are shared by well-intentioned parents, caregivers, grandmas and...