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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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