The End - Part Two

This blog post is being transferred into Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing platform and will be available as part of an e-book series.  Please visit my website to subscribe and I will let you know when the ebook series is available for free download.Continued... The End - Part Three: Me: Jo...more

A Wandering Soul

Have you ever met people who seem to be floating through life, never finding a place to belong. It's not that they are any less committed to a cause or where they are at the time, but it's as if they can only stay in one place for a short time. It's as if they have a calling to continue their journey elsewhere. It may not be important to them to form attachments, as it is to search for what their spirit is seeking. We find ourselves feeling sorry for these lost souls, but what do we know of their journey....more
@camii You will receive what you ask for. So get ready for South Africa. It took me a little ...more

Should divorced parents still have family dinners for the sake of the kids?


Taking the Separation Plunge

This is probably going to be one of, if not the most, difficult blog entries I have ever written.  But as time goes on, I realize more and more that when the going gets tough ... I get writing.  Deep breath. Here we go....more

Married Into The Army

In Early 2008 I met SGT. Diego Rivera, on RnR during his first year long tour in Afghanistan. We met at a local bar on Broadway Ave, where most kids our age hung out. We started talking, and to this day he would still say I flashed him that night at the bar, but I don’t recall that! I was recently post-op from breast augmentation though, so he could be right. That night we hung out until the sun came up. The next day we played laser tag and hung out at the coffee shop until he had to leave back to catch a flight. We continued to talk and e-mail during the rest of his deployment....more

Monsters, INK

SHOULD I DIVORCE THIS MONSTER?… Cut My Ties in order to Stay Afloat! IGNORE SELF DOUBT. The questions that drown a woman’s mind when she really REALLY wants to make a change in her life tend to suck all the air out of her lungs. What if? How will I? What are people going to say? Where will I? These doubts will DESTROY YOU if you don’t know how to STAY STRONG and STAY FOCUSED. There are SEVERAL NECESSARY REASONS to leave a marriage: 1) SPOUSAL ABUSE: ...more

Saying Good-Bye

Image Courtesy: www.freedigitalphotos.netBy Alexandra WilsonWhat could be more devastating than a loss of a loved one?  Whether it’s a breakup, divorce, or death, the experience is stressful and traumatic.  Even more, if you are the one moving on, sometimes that decision is difficult and uncomfortable....more

Something I've been meaning to tell you...

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Recovering From Midlife Divorce - Find Support

Today, divorce is becoming more and more common for those of us who have reached midlife. According to a study by the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University, “The divorce rate among adults ages 50 and older doubled between 1990 and 2009.”Like many women my age, I have been there and done that, but I am on the path to recovery.What have I been doing?...more

Happy Father's Day?

image; Dreamstime Perhaps Happy Father's Day isn't a sentiment that is flying around BlogHER today, since this is a site dedicated to women bloggers.  Today I'm reminiscing on a disasterous attempt at helping my kids celebrate father's day post divorce.  My ex is a golf finatic.  My ex loved spending time with our kids AFTER we separated (not so much before).  I brillliantly ...more