Important Lessons You Learn From Living Alone

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Nothing had changed. It was the strangest sensation. I left the apartment just before 6:00 am for work and when I returned that night, nothing ┬áhad changed in the intervening hours. The coffee cup was still by the side of the sink with its cold contents beginning to separate. The selected - and then rejected … Continue reading Important Lessons You Learn From Living Alone

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

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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

52 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Lonely

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Feeling lonely sucks. The sense of being disconnected and unseen can pull us down as certainly as a lead weight affixed to our ankles. Loneliness isn't always apparent to others. The person who lives and works alone may feel perfectly fulfilled while the married mother of three may be struggling with feelings of isolation. That's … Continue reading 52 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Lonely

How to Remove the Emotion When Dealing With a Difficult Ex

Some people end up friends with their exes. Some people are able to successfully navigate their way into a companionate coparenting or business relationship with their spouse. And others have an ex from you-know-where that continues to cause pain and wreak havoc long after the divorce. Sometimes you can go no-contact and excise the malignancy. … Continue reading How to Remove the Emotion When Dealing With a Difficult Ex