Kudos to me

If so, very seldom do I find bitter moments about the relationship I've established for my son and his father. That's right- I said, the relationship "I" established. Perhaps I should say, the one I laid the foundation for? It is the relationship I was single-handedly, instrumental in creating by providing time, space and opportunity; to allow and make sure there was access to my child, in the event the sperm donor wanted to be known as father one day....more

Why I Let My 14-Year-Old Move Out

My 14-year-old daughter, DQ, is moving out. It’s weird; I never thought I’d type these words before she turned 18. But here I am, standing by as she packs up her bags and prepares to leave the nest. My nest. The one I have padded with protection and comfort since the day she was born, through a messy divorce, during financially tight times, and in her tumultuous teen years. She is flying the coop with my assistance when I drive her a full three hours away to live with her father. And this might just be the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. ...more
hi,  i am struggling with my 16 year old boy right now.  we were homeless for about a year ...more

I Married A Sociopath: Living with PTSD

To read my complete blog: www.imarriedasociopath.blogspot.com I have had my son on a full time basis, with thanks, for over 6 months and have continued to pay Peter child support. Part of my support is for day care services, and working over full time I need after school care; technically I have been paying double for the 6 months....more

Living With My Worst Fears: The Custody Battle

To read my entire blog about my 20 year marriage to a sociopath: www.imarriedasociopath.blogspot.com So began my new existence. Once or twice every month I would spend an entire Friday in court, waiting to have Peter’s latest motion heard. The motions were meant to humiliate me, break me, and defeat me. Much of the content was completely unnecessary....more

How Could You Let Your Kids Go for the Summer?

As mothers we are faced with tough decisions every day. From the first moment we realize we are pregnant, we are forced to make unequivocal and sometimes controversial decisions about the mothers we are going to be, the lives we are going to lead, and the choices we will make for our children....more
I remember being a child and wanted to go away to camp. My parents always gave me some bs excuse ...more

Everyone has a story, this is a little of mine.....

  June 2006 my life forever changed.  I was going to college full time and working in stage performance for a very large theater company and very happily persuing my dreams until I made the choice to have a one night stand that would leave a lasting impact, I would findd out after a month of being pregnant! ...more
Thank you so much! I greatly appreciate the thoughts! I feel however I have made a strong ...more

Help Find Jean Paul: Texas Judge Gave Illegal Custody to Father Based on False Documents

The last time  Berenice Diaz saw her 10-year-old son, Jean Paul Lacombe Diaz, he was begging Bexar County constables not to give him to his father. Video taken by a school bus camera shows the little boy in tears screaming at the officers,  ”Please! He’s not my dad. He hits me lots of times!” And all Bernice could do was watch as constables with a court order took him away–see video here. ...more

Do Working Moms Lose Child Custody in Divorces?

Not long after I graduated from college, I worked at a government agency. One of my co-workers was in the middle of a bitter divorce. Prior to the divorce, he stayed home caring for his two young sons. Once his wife left him, however, she filed for custody of the children. At the time, he did not contest the filing, as he did not want to upset his kids any more than they already were. However, he was clearly heartbroken and missed nurturing his children. ...more

It seems to me that the whole system is seriously flawed.  When judges order payments ...more

Mixed on Michael Jackson's Children Redux

Each day the media cloud over Michael Jackson's death mushrooms broader and wider with rumor, speculation, and tidbits of fact. Yesterday morning the big story was that Katherine Jackson, Michael Jackson's mother, has been awarded guardianship of all three of his children, Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr. aka Prince; Paris Michael Katherine; and Prince Michael Jackson II aka "Blanket." ...more

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