I had the pleasure of speaking (by Zoom) a few weeks ago to the Single Moms Rising group, which is an incredible group of single moms led by Tasha Jasper that is focused on providing guidance, support and community for single mothers. You can learn more about the organization at Singlemomsrising.org or on their Facebook page at… Continue reading Before You Start Dating, Become a Healthy Single Person First
Last week, I shared a post encouraging you to focus on small changes to move you forward or improve your current situation. This week, I thought I’d offer you some examples of small changes that can add up to big changes for families. Part of the reason people feel so overwhelmed is because they hear… Continue reading My List of Small Changes That Pack a Big Punch
This is the first post in my new “Comfort Series,” where I will provide insight and advice for managing all the uncertainty and change swirling around us, as we navigate a long hot summer that doesn’t look or feel like anything we’ve likely experienced before. Headlines similar to “High stress is the new normal for… Continue reading Feel Like You’re Doing It All Wrong? You’re Not.
The practice of intentional living can be a great source of comfort to you no matter where you are in your life. Practice it, and find those sweet moments in every day, just waiting for you to see them.
Write your own lyrics to the “12 Days of Christmas,” focusing on the fun things you like to do as a family.
Last week, I offered up my take on Demi Moore’s recent comments that she is proud of her divorce. I’ll add that I am really glad for her. I’m glad that she feels she survived her divorce and that she and Bruce Willis didn’t fight. Mostly, though, I am happy, that at least from her… Continue reading Does Divorce Ruin Children’s Lives?
When Demi Moore started talking recently about being proud of her divorce, it gave me pause. It’s not that I’m not glad she was able to have a good relationship with her ex or that they were able to be there together for their kids. I am. It is just that that is not the… Continue reading Demi Moore is “Proud” of Her Divorce. Here’s Why That Scares Me.
I know, I know. It’s hard. Life gives you stuff you are pretty sure is a giant mistake and you shouldn’t have to be dealing with it. But there it is anyway. When moments (days, weeks, months or years) like that happen, here are three ways to pick yourself up and move forward: Be grateful… Continue reading Don’t. Give. Up. (especially when you want to)
“It’s not fear that makes our lives narrow and small – it’s avoidance.” – Harriet Lerner In 2005, I attended a conference in South Carolina and had the privilege of hearing Harriet Lerner, author of multiple books including The Dance of Anger and Fear and Other Uninvited Guests. She told the story of a friend… Continue reading Stop Missing Out on Life to Avoid Discomfort
One of the hardest parts about co-parenting is when you want to co-parent but the other parent doesn’t. That is especially difficult when you are the parent with less time and less access. In my last post, I talked about the importance of reading your decree to ensure you understand your rights as a parent… Continue reading Know (and Protect) Your Rights When it Comes to Your Kids and School