Day 183: Power

Divorce is humbling. To fail at marriage, especially when there are children involved, tarnishes your self-esteem in manner that is not only pervasive, but achingly...more

Day 150: Stereotypes Associated With Single-Motherhood

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Claudia from Raising Miss Fancy Pants...more

Day 128: Top 10 Ways to Combat Sibling Conflict

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Alissa from Rae of Sunshine...more

Day 119: “Good” Stepmothering

The last post on this blog was written by Kris, step-mother to two boys, ages 11 and (almost) 15. My favorite line is “I am not their mother. But that doesn’t mean this isn’t motherhood.” It gave me chills, because motherhood—in any form—comes with such tremendous responsibility and privilege, yet...more

Day 111: There Are Points for Second Place (Guest Post)

Today, we have a guest writer. Her name is Kris, and she’s stepmom to...more

Day 95: The Cycle of Punishment

Last night, I received a private message on FB from a reader. She wrote: Hey. I know this is none of my business but why aren’t you blogging lately? ...more

Day 68: The Every-Other-Sunday-Night Woes

Sydney: Mommy? Me: Yes? Sydney: Daddy told me why you guys got a divorce ....more

Day 54: Busted

When you’re...more

Day 45: Valentine’s Day and Love and Stuff

I once lived next to a woman who was her husband’s second wife. They shared a daughter together. He also had...more

Day 42: Bears, Lies, and Single Parenting

One of the hardest things about having a high-conflict ex is the stress of...more