I woke up feeling a bit sentimental over my mother today. I find it surprising since I have been upset with her lately. Try as I might to figure it out, I’ve decided to just allow it. What is it about mother’s? I can never be mad at her for long. Even when she has … More Throwback Thursday – Mommy and Me
My son had an interesting day at school yesterday. He told me he learned that marriages have a higher percentage of being happy when the woman stays at home and the man goes to work. They are happier because they each have defined roles and this causes less arguing. Having a defined person in charge … More Resurrecting the stay-at-home mom? (A Lost Art, Writing Challenge)
I have two specific memories of a pivotal time during my childhood. I grew up in a home where we had home cooked meals every night. This was normal back in my day. We never had pop, sugared cereals, white bread, or the typical junk food. This was a time before fast food restaurants lined … More She came home with Froot Loops
Google defines conscious as, aware of and responding to one’s surroundings; awake. The word “conscious” has been in the media quite a bit recently since Gwyneth Paltrow (famous actress) announced her “Conscious Uncoupling.” Seven years ago, I began to write my thoughts about my path to divorce and titled it, My Conscious Journey to Divorce … More A word about the word, Conscious.
My sons are Boy Scouts. Actually, I am proud to say, my oldest just became an Eagle Scout. One of the scout principles is, “Leave no trace.” They are taught how to minimize damage to an area when camping and basically, how to leave everything as they found it. When I heard this principle recently, … More Leave no trace behind?
As I begin my reflection on my first divorce, my first thoughts go to my childhood. This is what created my personality to some extent, right? How I learned to see myself and life determined how I came to everything. I can get very metaphysical here, such as, I chose my next life to be … More In the beginning…
As I contemplate the thought of another divorce (sadly, I do say that with a tinge of embarrassment, like I am somehow a bad person…but that’s another post), I worry about how my husband will treat me and my children if we are no longer together. I worry because my first husband (my decision to … More Pet Peeve – Divorced parents who can’t get along!