A Worthy Fight

What type of parent doesn't fight for their child?My father chose to give up.After I was out of my teens, he explained to me that my mother made his life very difficult. There was always an issue with child support or visitation and he couldn't deal with the constant arguing.Six year old me just wanted her daddy.No stories exist about our lives before the divorce. Does anyone remember what my life looked like back then? We were a family. Somewhere down the line, my parents forgot that....more

The Memories Make the Home

I find myself searching the walls and rooms of this large, beautifully decorated space we live in. Looking for marks and memories, seeking signs of a growing family that wasn’t planted here....more

My Spiritual Journey Into Single Motherhood and Frugal Living

My life has undergone some drastic changes in the past week. I’m in a place I never imagined I would be…a single mom with four children.  How did this happen? Why is this happening to me and my children? Is there anything I could have done to prevent this from happening?I don’t know all the answers, but I do know that God has a plan for my life. Although I may not understand why this happened, He does....more

TOP 3 THINGS TO HELP GET OVER AN EX.

Dealing with a break-up, separation or divorce is often difficult. Here are a few things that can help you cope with the break-up, separation or divorce....more
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And so it begins...

It's been nine months since the blow-up in my newly-remodled kitchen.  Yes, I was the one who asked for the divorce, but it had been a silent  passenger in my marriage for years.  Okay, at times it was not so silent.  I hung on to that marriage for the all the cliched reasons:  the kids, the years invested (27), the fear of the unknown, the fear that I couldn't make it out there in the big, bad world without him (something he told me on a regular basis), fear of everone finding out what a jerk my husband was and what a sham our marriage had been.  Shocker...any...more

Monday Morning Motivation, Words of Wisdom on my Divorce Blog

We all have scars of some type or another.  We all have a story. I am finding not everyone wants to hear our stories.  Not everyone wants to know the truth even if you have reams of evidence. But that is ok....more

Our Final Anniversary After 18 Years of Marriage

My husband and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary at a fancy restaurant. After he ordered an expensive bottle of wine, he reached into his pocket and pulled out his gift to me. It was a handwritten list of treasured memories from our marriage. Memories, he said, that reminded him of how much we belonged together....more
The message of the article was quite unexpected; but more unexpected was the fact that, after a ...more

Entangled

I was thinking about this divorce driving to work.I’m entangled.Only way to describe it.Entangled.Finances House Vehicles Insurance Kids on and on and onA large knot of entanglement.  All balled up.  In a mess.  A complete and utter mess....more
KathieyKathiey  It is hard...and he is lying like a dog on all the documents for court.  I lost ...more

Four days together maybe the start of forever?

We had four wonderful days alone together.  My ex husband and I met at a beautiful lake in Arkansas and just were there.  We left our families, our jobs, our separate homes, our old hard feelings at home and just had an amazing weekend.  There were revelations both observed and spoken.  I saw the changes in his capabilities.  He is easily winded much quicker than before with less exertion.  However, I saw how ingenious he is about finding a way to make it work.  He used pulleys to move things he no longer could on his own.  He asked me to get things f...more

My Book Comes Alive: Movie Preview Released Today

I found myself today at yet another surreal moment in my book/movie journey:  Lifetime released the preview for my movie.  The actual movie premiere is taking place this coming Saturday, May 31st. Some friends who have already seen this preview have asked me, "What do you think?  How do you feel?  What's this like for you?"I really can't answer right now.  I'm still digesting... I invite you to imagine the many emotions I had as I watched this.     ...more
Delaine Moore That is interesting and I agree with you that it doesn't make sense to show all of ...more