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Are You Reliving Your Parents' Marriage (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)

             Somewhere along the line, we all have to relive our parents’ marriage, mostly the marriage we saw before the age of five.  During those early formative years, our minds were like sponges soaking up everything we heard and saw.  Reliving your parents’ marriage can be good news, if your parents had a happy, healthy, and loving relationship.  On the flip side, if your parents’ marriage was a train wreck, this can be very bad news....more

Five Things You Must Do to Make it Through the First Weekend Without Your Kids

             Those first few days and weeks of your divorce are a most confusing and agonizing time.  You are troubled by the process, the emotions, the finances and of course – how to carry on with the rest of your life.  However, probably the most dreaded of milestones in the life of a divorce is the first weekend that your children spend away from you with your soon-to-be ex. ...more

The Lab

 (Contains affiliate links)Let's talk about my current baby, The Lab. ...more

The Amazing Life Lesson My Dad Taught Me After My Divorce

Dad, I texted. I'm feeling down. I just wonder if I will ever meet someone who accepts me for me. Maybe there is no one. Maybe I am doomed. All men seem to want are nice little quiet women. ...more
Your dad is right - I'm glad you didn't change yourself and there will be someone who ...more

Choose Your Husband Well

It seems like it is just common sense. Choose your husband well. ?? Really, aren't we ALL trying to do that when we choose a mate? But the criteria for a good husband is different than the criteria for a good father...or is it? Now, I have dated a fair share of men in past. And since I am "older" I have dated a good deal more than perhaps your normal 20 or 30 something year old has. Now, as I know my mother and mother-in-law read this blog, I will try to leave out the tawdry details. But let's say, for good measure, that I have been around. I was never your one night stand girl at all....more

"Sorry" is Much Bigger Than Five Little Letters

No apologies necessary. I’ve said it a million times. I’ve usually meant it. But when it comes to my husband, I would not only like an apology but also some token of his remorse. His “I’m sorry you feel that way” is a pathetic attempt at placating me. So buck up, bud....more
rosalie.rotenberg  Rosie, I was this close to packing my bags and calling it a day on the ...more

Goin' to the Chapel of Love

Off and on all summer he tried:“Hey Julie,” he yelled, as I was hopping onto my bike, “Would you like to go to the Monet exhibit at the art museum today?  My friend has extra passes.”“No thanks, I’m going to ride my bike today.” (I was always riding my bike back then.)“My friend likes to ride bikes…”  His voice trailed off as I rode away.A week or so went by:...more

Goin' to the Chapel of Love