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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

Mommies Are…

I test drove motherhood this week. I was one of 24 chaperones on a three-day trip to Savannah with 378 8th graders. I love these trips, but they are such a shock to my system as I go from no kids to being completely responsible for a group of 16 and sharing responsibility for theContinue reading “Mommies Are…”

Guest Post: Are you there, Divine? It’s me, Keri.

While I am away for a few days, I am sharing a series of guest posts from some awesome bloggers. This one is from Keri Rumley, a single mom and expressive art therapist. She explains why she writes on her About page: I began this blog as an attempt to utilize my own creative process asContinue reading “Guest Post: Are you there, Divine? It’s me, Keri.”

Mom: A Mother’s Day Tribute

Mom. Such a simple word, yet so loaded with meaning and memory. It’s where we all come from. It’s what we simultaneously yearn for and yet try to escape from. My own mother often jokes that the umbilical cord is never fully cut. It just stretches to accommodate. There’s some truth in that. Although I’veContinue reading “Mom: A Mother’s Day Tribute”

Vanilla, Please

“Vanilla, please.” That was all I had to say, accompanied with a dollar bill in an outstretched hand. Two words. A simple exchange. Yet I could not do it. I wasn’t always shy. I remember riding on my dad’s shoulders as a toddler, waving and saying, “Hi” to everyone I passed. I remember visiting theContinue reading “Vanilla, Please”

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