On My Hardest Day, I Was Strong Enough

This past week, I was in court for a custody hearing. I gave my testimony, and was cross-examined. My witness testified and was cross-examined. What followed was four straight hours of listening to my ex and the witnesses he called to the stand go over every bad day, every poor decision, every instance they could think of where I did not bring my A-game as a mom. I was forced to listen over and over how I have failed and how my ex has succeeded. It was very easily the hardest day of my life....more
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Red Faced and Angry: 7 Things the Casey Anthony Trial and Verdict Should Tell You

1. Evil Exists. It always has; it still does. What actually happened to Caylee Anthony is a mystery, but this is not.  A child barely out of infancy lost her life at negligent or murderous hands. Another human being packaged her up and left her body in woods to decompose, and it did. Ravaged by maggots, flies and woodland animals, Caylee was ultimately treated like garbage. Welcome to evil....more

In the Best Interest of the Children: Custody Considerations II

Decisions, Decisions I make decisions for my Darling Boys, intending to promote their welfare and wellbeing, every day....more

It's not easy to come to a great solution for the children. There will always be compromise. ...more

Welcome to the Academy Awards; Motherly Law Style

It's the Oscars!...more

Accidents Happen…or Maybe Not: A Child’s Standard of Care; Menagh v. Breitman

The Milestone One of the things that threatens my autonomous control as a mother most of all is the bike....more

From the Jury Box, Part 2: The Trial Begins

 Part II of a series about my experience as a juror on a first-degree murder trial. To read Part 1, go here. ...more

Who knew?

Today was interesting in more ways then one. I finally realised why women were relcutant to take out AVO against people that they love. I realised the way they feel about a person can sometimes cloud their judgement and make them feel like victims without really intending to. That even the best meaning people can have their ideas but will not always listen to your own, especially when you have made up your mind about something and everyone is really trying to get you to change it. ...more

Wrongfully Imprisoned - a wife's fight to get her hubby out

So its been 100 days and nights since my baby had to report to prison. I am not getting used to this. Things are changing though, he is talking more about his job there and the guy he shares his cubicle with. Some other people who have come to camp and people who have left. ...more

Stood Up by the Judge, Again

It’s getting old: having a court date set to discuss the motion I filed because my ex-husband harasses me and is a deadbeat dad and deadbeat ex, and then getting to court to either have someone forget to actually schedule a judge and a courtroom, or for the judge to cancel the hearing. This has been going on since I filed this motion in NOVEMBER. Unbelievable. ...more