Divorce: How I'm Surviving (and Thriving)

It's been a year since it was final. The divorce.  The boys and I are a okay.  Really.  Swear. I remember when I first realized I was filing for divorce.  The sheer panic of two kids, a job, a house, etc. Alone in this ... all of it. It's daunting. You imagined you would be married and have a partner that would be there to raise the kids. Take care of things.  Be YOUR partner. ...more
I'm at 9 months post filing and still no clear end in sight. This is the line that got me: ... more

How My Husband's Alcoholism Broke Our Marriage

I've been pretty quiet about the whole divorce situation on here, and part of it is because there is so much in my head that it's hard to put it down onto paper. And it's still not easy to talk about any of it. I still get choked up when I try.I can't speak as to his experience with alcoholism. All I can do is speak about mine.It starts with the things that got broken....more
mshapshay I'm involved in a few groups that focus on families and support. Not Al Anon, but ... more

NaBloPoMo Wrapped Up

I was so incredibly proud of myself for posting everyday..and then day 29 hit and I was planning a wrap up post and a celebration, and then I forgot, swore at myself, and sulked for two days.But hey! Posting 28 out of 30 days is 93%, which is a solid A in letter grades, and that's pretty darn good, I think!...more
12tutufondue I usually attempt NaNoWriMo...and fail, but whatever. This was my first year doing ... more

How to Distract Your Father From Your Tattoo

I am not proud of this, but I did it.Yesterday, we were at breakfast - mom, daddy, voldemort, and I - as I laugh at a picture texted from my BFF, a picture of her father standing with a woman who is wearing nothing on her breasts except for paint on her nipples (they're in New Orleans, if that helps with context any), and my father, who I usually remember to wear my fitbit when I'm around, reached out and snags me by the wrist .My right wrist.Which has tattooed onto it in cursive, "all these stars.""What is this?" He says....more
J-MOM One hundred percent diverted! I am not in the slightest bit ashamed! more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2015 Posts Here!

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I Have No Guilt Parenting Your Child in Public

It wasn't until I watched her — I never saw her face, but the way her shoulders slouched forward told me she was dejected, and the way her body moved told me she was crying — that I decided I had to step in; I had to say something — for her, for others, and for me. ...more
I'm a teacher - I definitely correct kids in public all the time! more

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Audio - http://www.silverspiral.net/?p=1029 more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2015 Posts Here!

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My kid's got jokes. Terrible ones. http://www.silverspiral.net/?p=1027 more

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Animal Farm - http://www.silverspiral.net/?p=1025 more
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