Americans are STUPID

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Demonic Amputating Flowers

 Yesterday was sort of sad.The baby has been talking about Dave a lot.  I’m remembering now that the grief counselors advised that the kids would re-grieve at each new developmental stage in their lives.  The baby is turning into a big boy.  He’s going to school.  He’s doing bigger boy things.  And realizing that Dave is dead….again. ...more

They Have Been Told

Last night I called a family meeting and talked with the kids. I explained to them the change in income. I showed them four pennies and told them to pretend that was all the money I used to get every month and now I only get this much, and I took away two of the pennies.  They looked a bit shocked so I told them we were going to be fine but that I am going to need their help to be very cautious with money. We cannot be wasteful and have to be very careful with what we have....more

The Compromise

On Friday, I let everyone in on the stressful situation that is going on in my life right now. And there was this huge flood of amazing support and words of advice and encouragement. Thank you to the Grumpies, by the way, for steering so much of it this way. You two are my Cheerleaders but totally awesome feminist ones....more

And Here We Go

This is a money post. And it’s not a pretty money post. It’s actually one of the worst kinds of money posts I’d ever want to make. So you know, if you’re not in the mood for that, feel free to skip out and look at something else somewhere else. No offense taken, seriously!...more

single mom new here

Hey! My name is Lacie and i am brand new here. In 2007 at the age of 25 i became the mother to a daughter. I am a single mom and i came to this site to look for other moms i can relate to hopefully and exchange knowledge, advice, ideas and maybe also have some fun. God bless....more

Step 2: Learnin' Stuff

Picture this: I'm 20 years old, I have a 9 month old baby, I work for Bob Evans and only have formula/diapers/cell bill/gas as my expenses, 1 semester of college under my belt and have to find somewhere to live. I was living in an OMGWTF kind of nightmare in the biggest way. I had no idea what to do. I didn't make enough money to get my own place, didn't have any other relatives or friends I could live with. I literally had nothing to show for myself, I felt like a complete failure....more

Once Upon A Time

One of the hardest things about parenting my children through and after a divorce is trying to remember why I loved their father once. ...more

Spending the Night When Your Partner Has Kids

How do you spend the night when your partner has a child and the child is home? Spending the night with your partner is much easier when the child is young, but once they reach a certain age, their little imaginations (or perhaps tempers) will run wild regarding mommy or daddy's new partner. Here are some little nuggets of advice for when you find yourself in this situation. ...more
Unless the kids are away for a weekend or a little while, don't ever spend a night when the kids ...more

About me and my Divorce

 Writing about My experiencesABOUT ME Jackie Paulson, this is three posts that I have blogged about and I do have to put it together in a better story.  Just wish to share to be able to relate and make friends here on Blogher. Hello, my name is Jackie Paulson.  I am a 44-year-old single mother...more