6 Tricks to Get Bloggers TV-Ready

I've no doubt that many of you reading this get nervous, as do I, before going on TV or radio.  So I want to share a few things I learned to help me get a grip on my nerves before I went on this show. I really do think they helped. ...more

I can do it....I CAN

Yep, I can.  I can do stuff.I can:...more

The Trouble with Gwyneth

Gwyneth Paltrow announced on her website Goop last Tuesday that she and her husband of ten years, Chris Martin, of the band Coldplay, were splitting up. Her post,"Conscious Uncoupling," got so many hits that it crashed her website. There was the usual public response of sympathy and derision, in equal measure....more

Why I Cry in My Car Every Wednesday at 6:45am

I wake up on Wednesdays with a pit in my stomach. I hear the alarm go off and I immediately become tearful. I hate Wednesdays. Wednesday is the day that my kids go to their dad’s house until either Friday (which I can barely tolerate) or until Monday (which feels beyond awful). After divorce, there is no perfect custody schedule, and this one was the product of careful deliberation and collaboration. I know that it’s in the best interests of my kids. My attempts at rationalization, however, do nothing to temper the devastating heartbreak that I experience every Wednesday morning. ...more
". . .a (or). . .a series of companions. . ."  If you have been  a stay-at-home mom, prior to ...more

Gloria, Katie & Lily & Bag Lady Fears

Bag lady - a term used to describe a homeless woman who walks around the streets of a city carrying her possessions in a bag. This is still a real and persistent fear of even the most successful women....more

I did not see that coming.

I'm kind of going back and forth on the whole GOOP "conscious uncoupling" thing. I mean, obviously, it is terrible in like a thousand ways, and yet, it's always pretty bad when people get divorced. Isn't it? I don't know. I've never been divorced. I have friends and family who have divorced, and even when their marriages were terrible the divorce was still hard. The aftermath was still un-fun. So. How to feel about a sanctimonious pill who is getting divorced but can't even use the word, because it's so what? Pedestrian? I don't know. I don't know. ...more

I Followed Princeton Mom's "Marry Smart" Advice and It Was The Dumbest Thing I Ever Did

“Princeton Mom” Susan Patton’s new book Marry Smart offers dumb advice for women. ...more
Thank you so much for sharing your story, Pauline. I am frankly not a fan of her advice or ...more

Packing to Find Your Freedom in Divorce? Read This First

My life would be a lot different if I'd read this post before I separated from my husband.   Some people say they have 'no regrets' about their lives.  Who arethose people? ...more
Jeana, I am so very sorry that you experienced this.  I feel like barfing.  I can't believe all ...more

The Waves

My fight comes and goes. I claw and spit and yell and shake my fists at the injustice of it all until I completely run out of steam and crawl back into my hole for a few months. I back down when I realize that, yes, it’s bigger than me. The whole Family Law System is bigger than me. I back down when I realize that I need my energy to work my day job with children with Autism. And I need my energy to finish my BCBA classes to be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst....more

Not Ready to Make Nice

I'm listening to The Dixie Chicks Not Ready to Make Nice.  I quite enjoy belting out the chorus.  'Forgive sounds good. Forget? I'm not sure I could.'    If anyone would have said that after getting over my first and only divorce I would be faced with divorcing my own father, I would have told them they were crazy.  But the fact is we are estranged and have been for over a year....more
survivelivethrive Lisa ThomsonTKS for taking the time to share here.  I really appreciate it. :)more