Five Experiences EVERY Kid Should Have

I have now earned the moniker "adventure momma." Last year, I took my dear friend's daughter (then eight) on a zip line/aerial course with the promise that, if she enjoyed herself, it would become an annual occurrence. She enjoyed herself. This year, when I presented her with the option of again doing the "kid" course … Continue reading Five Experiences EVERY Kid Should Have

7 Vital Lessons Divorce Teaches Children

I was in elementary school when my parents divorced and my dad moved out. I remember being confused - how could a family suddenly be not-a-family? I was sad - not only did I miss my dad, but I saw that mom was hurting. And I was ashamed, concerned that somehow my friends would judge … Continue reading 7 Vital Lessons Divorce Teaches Children

What to Expect In Your Teenager When You’re Divorcing

I had someone ask me earlier if I had any resources on kids during divorce. My first reaction was to say that, although I'm a child of divorce, I don't really have any experience as the adult in that situation. But then I asked what grade the kid in question was in. And once I … Continue reading What to Expect In Your Teenager When You’re Divorcing

Guest Post – Divorcing a Narcissist Is Tough

I'm often grateful that I didn't have children on my slog through the family courts. My experience was horrific, but at the end of the day, there were some battles I could elect not to find. At some point, I could choose to walk away. After all, it was simply money on the table. But … Continue reading Guest Post – Divorcing a Narcissist Is Tough

Heart Break – Heart Attacks After Divorce

A recent study has shown that people who have been divorced are at a higher risk of having a heart attack at some point. Interestingly, the risks are higher for women then men and remarriage has more of a protective effect on men than women. The study's authors propose that perhaps divorce is more stressful … Continue reading Heart Break – Heart Attacks After Divorce