I was at work when I got the call from my dad. My stepmom was pregnant! The news was a complete shock to me. At six months pregnant with my first child and after spending the last 30 years...
The Beginning I was today years old when I signed my very first lease with just my signature. There were no co-signers like in college, and I was not listed as secondary — as I was during much of my...
Perhaps the most heart-wrenching aspect of two parents who are dealing with divorce or separation is speaking with their children about the change. This can be is particularly tough for kids, who may find it difficult to fully grasp why...
easy on me

Easy On Me

As everyone is patiently counting down for Adele's new album being released, I think we can all agree that her new single "Easy On me" is nothing short of beautiful. The memes and reels I've seen include anything from...
It was not just one thing that broke us. Like the weakening of a home’s foundation, it was a collection of events, neglect, and eventually refusal. We were just babies in 2000 when we met, ages 17 and 19 at...
Have you been here? Crying on the kitchen floor? I never thought this would be me, but here I am. After 14 years of marriage, I have found myself divorced with two kids who now have a new stepmom and...
I recently saw a meme that triggered me, and if I wasn’t divorced and sharing custody of my kids, I would have totally related to it and laughed and moved on. But, I am divorced and sharing custody of...
As we all navigate through the pandemic, social distancing, and virtual schooling, we are faced with day-to-day decisions that may have been easier to answer just a few weeks ago. Whether you have school-age children or college-age children who...
This week, everyone's (least?) favorite author and influencer announced that she has a new book being released next month. And, as only Rachel Hollis can do, she managed to make a genuinely emotional, traumatic topic like divorce seem almost...
I got divorced four years ago, and while that may not be a long time, it feels like a lifetime ago for me. My life has changed drastically, my children are older, and I even got remarried. Over the...
So, you’ve decided to get divorced. To the people who have found themselves here, please feel free to roll your eyes at that incredibly oversimplified statement that makes it sound like it is as easy as deciding what to...

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