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No Regrets

No Regrets

This week would have been my 15 year anniversary. This week, my Ex re-marries. To say that there are a lot of mixed emotions would be an understatement. My head houses so many memories, linked with feelings, that I can revisit in an instant. They make me smile, laugh out loud, wistful, and sad. This…

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The year we almost canceled Christmas

The year we almost canceled Christmas

It’s been  exactly 4 years since Mina’s dad moved out and we had just filed for divorce. Instead of getting the house filled up with holiday trimmings and and presents, it was slowly being emptied out bit by bit as Mina’s dad slowly moved his stuff out of the house at night after Mina and…

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Mirror Images

I had  conversation with a friend on Tuesday that was like a mirror image of myself a few years ago. I felt as if I was in a time warp. It got me thinking. If your future self sat you down and gave you advice, now, would you listen? Would hearing what the other side…

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Dinner Conversations….

Dinner Conversations….

Mina came home yesterday after a week with her dad and grandparents. She decided she was ready to talk about her feelings regarding the Divorce. Typical Mina style, she told me that she finally had words to express how she felt and she wanted to discuss them. “It’s hard for a little girl to go…

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Kismet

The Fates or Moirae, were weavers of destiny. They were Clotho, the spinner, Lachesis, the measurer, and Atropos, who snipped the thread. They are there from the moment of our birth when the distaff is threaded, throughout the measure of our life, and at the very end, when the thread is cut. I remember as…

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Be a Voice

Three years ago when I started down this journey to find my voice, I was surprised there was no one to talk to. I wanted to talk about divorce, being a stay at home mom, and how to rebuild my life. I tried to find blogs, forums, anything that would help gain a better perspective…

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Abundance

It has been an interesting day. Do you remember back in January when I lost in court and had to give back the $5000? To recap: my portion of the the retirement had gained interest before separation of retirement funds. I found out about it when I got the disbursement letter in December 2012. I…

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Strong Enough?

Strong Enough?

  Yes, I know the common quote: You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it. However, my shoulders are only about 14 inches wide and they feel heavy from the weight. How much of this is me positioning myself to take on more than necessary? How much of this is…

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