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Book Review: Bullied

BULLIED: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear  is written by Carrie Goldman. Goldman was prompted to write this book after her daughter, Katie, was teased for carrying a Star Wars lunch box to school.…
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Law of Attraction & Relationships: Co-Parent & Wasband

I call my ex-husband my co-parent and my wasband. Co-parent is the term I prefer over single mom or baby daddy. I'm a co-parent. He is my co-parent. I don't like ex-husband. It has a negative connotation to it. It implies that we are in conflict…
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Change My Life: Calling Me a Single Mom is Unfair to Single Moms

Now that I'm divorced I suppose I could be called a "single mom." While I am single and I am a mom, I don't really enjoy the title "single mom." Mainly because it's not fair to real single moms. By which I mean the women out there who have…
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Keep Your House Clean By Getting Chores Done (Without Working)

I've stumbled headfirst into Awesome. It's a clean house. Not spotless like my OCD neighbors (you know who you are), but pretty orderly. My secret is chores. I hear parents say all the time that they can't keep up with their kids' messes.…
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Life Coach: Forget Fair! Try Happy!

I remember when my dad would say, Who ever told you life was going to be fair? and it would piss. me. off. It's not fair!  Fair. Life should be fair. Right? My children now say/whine/scream, It's not fair!  And I tell them, when…
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Law of Attraction & Relationships: Get a Happy Divorce

On Monday we got a divorce. While waiting, my minutes-away-from-being-not-my-husband and I sat peacefully and amicably on the back row and watched one father talk about "reunification" therapy (not allowed to see his kids without third-party…
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Life Coaching: The Year of No Extra-Curriculars

We have taken the year off from extra-curricular activities. Ainsley did tutor a second-grader before school every morning but that was it. No soccer. No dance class. No after-school play. No summer camp. No after-school program. No vacation…
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Change My Life: Go Slow

First a whisper, a comment from someone, an article that catches your eye. Next a pebble, pay attention. Along comes a stone, it smarts. A brick or two, that shakes you a little. Make a vow, ignore it, justify. When the whole damn wall comes…