As we approach Thanksgiving, I've been trying to name the feeling that I keep grappling with. It's not sadness, it's not hopeful, it's not dread. But I know, as I walk into my family's dinner gathering tomorrow, there will be people who hug me and think I need the extra support, people who feel bad… Continue reading Finding the things to be thankful for
I celebrate everything, the dogs birthday, every first, seriously,any reason for a party or a selfie. Divorce isn’t something typically celebrated and I didn’t understand why you’d want to until I got divorced. While were still not 100% officially divorced, it feels like we’re on the other side of the drama (usually) and starting a… Continue reading Celebrate Good Times, come on!
Divorce. You can almost feel the shame seeping from the word when you say it. I know the divorce rate is ridiculously high in America and that’s unbelievably sad. I never set out to be a statistic. I didn’t and I don’t think anyone does get married anticipating they will get divorced. But the question… Continue reading Putting on a Brave Face
A few weeks ago I shared about dating through a separation and divorce, it's certainly not easy. No matter who you are, or what your situation, divorce isn't easy. It's not something you can just pick up from and move on. It requires taking a hard look at yourself, at the reasons why your marriage… Continue reading How Do I Love Again?
I will be the first to admit I was sheltered through my adolescence. I’m blessed to have parents that have been married for 46 years. Walking through the season of divorce, I’ve learned so much about me, about my relationships, about life. I’ve learned words I thought I knew the meaning of. I’ve grown. Narcissists/Narcissistic… Continue reading A Divorce Vocabulary
If there's one thing I wasn't looking forward to coming out of my divorce, it was dating. Everyone I know gave me the same advice, don't rush it, don't just start dating right away if you're not ready. News flash: as much as this season of life is hard, as much as it sucks, if… Continue reading Adventures in Dating (Single Mom Style)
One of the best things I could have possibly done for myself the day I asked my ex husband to leave was to get a therapist. If we're really being honest, I called before he even got home. I'm blessed for a lot of things, one is my time as a military spouse. Because of… Continue reading Move Over Couch, Hello Skype
When I first had Madeline, I felt like I finally understood people who said "it isn't easy being a mom". You don't have privacy, your life isn't your own. If I thought I knew that well, it was nothing like being a single mom. Mom's listen up. You may think you do it all, you… Continue reading Single Mommin’ Ain’t Easy
Let's face it, we all have health goals we want to hit, I'm no different than you. I've been overweight as long as I can remember. It's always been something I've strived to work on, but I never seem to be able to have the willpower, or the want to do it. For a very… Continue reading Time to Get Healthy
One of the most depressing things that happened when my ex husband left is that I took all of the photos of our family down. Clearly we like to look at ourselves, because between the photos, the momentos of his, and the TV that was his, the walls in my house were literally bare. And… Continue reading A Picture Says 1000 Words