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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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Reality

The reality about divorce is that family begins to have a whole new meaning. This is our reality. Our reality is that our family structure shifted, healed, and expanded. It has take three years to get here, but perseverance, a good dash of hope and a lot of love for all the girls brought us…

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Monkey See, Monkey Do

Monkey See, Monkey Do

“Lectures often confuse our kids, but the example we set is crystal clear.” – Zig Ziglar, Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World   I had a little (pleasant) reminder that little eyes are always watching whether I am aware of it or not. As a parent, I don’t usually know what settles into those little…

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“You’re Family”

It has been an interesting roller coaster ride to see how the word Family and its meaning has shifted over the past year. Clear demarcation lines have been blurred or completely eliminated. There is an openness and a willingness to embrace each other into this new concept of  Family. fam·i·lyˈ noun 1. a group consisting of…

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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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Taking a Day off…as a Parent

Last week, I called in sick..yes to myself! and took a day off from being a Parent. Luckily, Mina was with her father that night, so childcare wasn’t an issue! I was coming down with a cough that I caught from the girls. It was time to stop and recharge. It was to be a…

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