Kimberly Cockrill

Reluctant midlifer blogs about her life as a modern single woman.

Sex After Divorce: Which Penis? What Color?

Submitter Name:  debawriter Content Creator Name:  Jessica Bern Blog Name (if applicable, N/A if not):  Bern This Direct URL to content:  http://bernthis.com/wordpress/?p=3994 Category:  Humor Description:  A hilarious visit to a sex shop told Jessica-style. ...more

This is an easy vote. Jessica Bern is one of the funniest bloggers EVER!

Kimberly ...more

A Call for the End of Birthday Party Presents

Having my kids attend birthday parties is a budget item in my life – one that is expensive, and annoying, and time consuming. And so, I make a call for the end of having to buy other kids birthday presents. Below, I have drafted an email that I plan to send to any parent who invites my child to a birthday party, effective immediately. Feel free to use this email in your own social circles. I like providing useful tools like this to my friends....more

Oh the massive pile of money I have invested in gifts for the endless birthday parties of each ...more

My Most Difficult Blogging Moment

I still remember the shock of it all, and how very personally I took it. I had told myself that it wouldn’t happen to me, that I wasn’t that type. Those kinds of things happened to others, the other kind of people. And, if it did happen to me, I wouldn’t be affected. Other kinds of people were pulled into that, but I’m not other kinds of people. I’m solid and rock steady and sure of myself. Turns out I was that other kind of people. ...more

Most people, even anons, will leave considerate comments or no comments at all if they disagree. ...more

Dear HuffPo: Divorce Is NOT Like Death, It's Like Divorce

My children will never see their father again. He will never be late picking them up for "his weekend." He will never spend another birthday with them, another Christmas, or see them in another Halloween costume. They will never call him on the phone. He will not attend their weddings. ...more

My divorce resulted in my four children's father leaving not only me but them in every respect. ...more

(UPDATED) Lift a Blogger's Post? But Honestly, Cook's Source, You Can't Do That

In yet another case of misunderstanding blogging, Cook's Source magazine reprinted a blogger's piece without her permission. But wait! It gets better! When the author of the piece inquired about it, she was told by the editor that everything on the Internet is free domain. And! The author's piece was in need of so much editing, the author should compensate her for a job well done. I'll wait while you stop boggling. Done now? I'm not. ...more

Wow. That's just so appalling. This crazy (and when I say crazy, I mean pathetically ignorant) ...more

(You're) Just Fine. Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine!

Hats off to Mary J. Blige for the lyrics of her song, Just Fine*, because they capture the way I’ve come to feel about my physical self in these middle years. Mary J. sings this song, I mean she “sangs it” (as we say in the Black community when somebody really sings). All of the lyrics are wonderful, but I particularly like this refrain: “So I like what I see when I’m looking at me When I’m walking past the mirror No stress through the night, at a time in my life Ain’t worried about if you feel it Got my head on straight, I got my mind right ...more

"The freedom of being seasoned, sassy, sexy, more certain, more joyful…"


That says it ...more

: Is it so wrong that I want the Austin-area BlogHer group to be bigger than the Dallas group? http://tinyurl.com/qn2g94