Posts tagged "Divorce"

I got schooled at Oprah's Lifeclass

I got schooled at Oprah's Lifeclass
I got schooled at Oprah’s Lifeclass. Well, I think I got schooled. In all honesty, I’m not really sure what that phrase means. It’s entirely possible that I’m using it incorrectly. I tend do to that. I also tend to NOT learn from my mistakes, which leads to a lot of humor, mostly at my... Read more »

Food stamps, Oprah and the 2014 Listen To Your Mother Chicago Show

Food stamps, Oprah and the 2014 Listen To Your Mother Chicago Show
Last Friday on Valentine’s Day, I thought life couldn’t get any better. I had a weekend audition for the 2014 Listen to Your Mother Show Chicago and a Monday interview for my daughter and I at Harpo Studios for an upcoming Oprah’s Life Class. I had Valentine’s Day plans with a sweet, funny, adorable man.... Read more »

How to lie about your age: Christie Brinkley, this article is not for you

How to lie about your age: Christie Brinkley, this article is not for you
Tomorrow is my birthday. Today, I am 36. Tomorrow, I will proclaim to all that I am 41.┬áNo, not 31. 41. I am intentionally lying about my age and adding 4 years starting tomorrow. Why? My answer is simple really. Unless you look like Christie Brinkley at 60 on the cover of People Magazine, you... Read more »
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Going Back to School - Mom Edition

Going Back to School - Mom Edition
In 2 hours, I’m going back to school. My first class starts tonight in some idyllic land called Sugar Grove. Sugar Grove, a place I’ve never been and really didn’t even believe it existed until I actually looked it up a couple of minutes ago. Sugar Grove, a Candy Land destination, a place where my... Read more »

Sometimes even mom needs help

I had no idea that learning to mow the lawn would be so difficult. I couldn't even get it started. My teen jumped in and pushed me away.
I used to believe that strength and success meant never asking for help, never admitting that I couldn’t do something on my own. I spent years working so hard to maintain a facade, which I thought would ultimately lead to happiness and serenity. Statistics were never on my side, yet I was determined to have... Read more »

Divorce Healing: Weeding Out Self Doubt

Divorce Healing: Weeding Out Self Doubt
Weeds invade my garden at an alarming rate. Weeds wind around the necks of delicate flowers, choking them, strangling them. They wilt and die. I briefly mourn their loss while realizing it’s better if they are gone. I don’t have the time nor the energy for weakness right now. My gardens have always had weeds.... Read more »
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5 Reasons This Single Mom Won't Be Going on Match.com

Ever since the ex and I split, I’ve been dreading my post-divorce match.com profile as if it were an inevitable thing. After all, I am a 36 year old, mini-van driving, suburban-dwelling, soccer mom of three. What are my options now that bar hook-ups and morning walks-of-shame aren’t a possibility? I have no interest in... Read more »

Divorce: Filling the Holes

There are countless holes lining my walls now like waiting soldiers unsure of whether the war is truly over or a new battle will begin. So, they obediently wait for direction. The next move. The next step. I’m slowly removing reminders of the past, my former life, my memories of him and our failed relationship.... Read more »

A Quick Vent: Celebrity Marriages

It amazed me to read that Scarlett Johansson and husband of 5 minutes, Ryan Reynolds are having marital problems due to their “hectic work schedules”.  Whether this is true or not, celebs need to nut up and realize that real life and marriage is hard. What married couple doesn’t have “conflicting work schedules”??? Add a... Read more »
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