Ideally, parents going through a divorce make it a priority to work together to lessen the negative impact the divorce may have on their children.  Although it may be difficult for you to set aside your own marital differences during this stressful time, you can make the transition easier for your children if you follow…

Some months seem more special than others. Take December: Christmas, my birthday, and my children coming home for the holidays. Then there’s February: Ground Hog Prom, Valentine’s Day, and the birthdays of three of my sibs.  But April. April wins my heart. April imbues me with appreciation. April is the birth month of many amazing…

Back in 2012, Angela celebrated her first birthday post-divorce. As her birthday was this week, we re-visit how she felt on that day. I love my birthday.  Love it.  And I don’t care that it sounds self-centered.  I believe wholeheartedly in self celebration.  I appreciate reflecting on the year I have just journeyed through, seeing…

In an effort to transition through your divorce relatively unscathed — both financially and emotionally – you will need to take an active role in attempting to keep things civil.  In other words, you have a role to play in maintaining the civility in your divorce. Long gone are the days when divorce was all…

I’d made it a mile from home in another attempt at a couch to 5k when I stopped. It was trash collection day in the neighborhood, so maybe that’s all it was.  Trash. I got closer to see a couple of school books sprawled on the edge of the sidewalk, a black spiral notebook beside…

Looks can be deceiving. While things may seem easier for others, take a closer look, and maybe you will find some compassion. “You have it so much easier because you only have your kids half the time.” He made this statement a couple of times during our conversation.  The first time it fell out of…

According to a recent article in Psychology Today, how quickly and well you recover from a divorce depends largely on these 10 factors: 1.  The length of the marriage. The longer you and your spouse were together, the more entwined your lives became — which makes it more likely that it will take longer for…

Bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush found 10 miles north of Llano on Highway 16. Contributed by Tommy Snow/Lake Somerville State Park I told myself I wasn’t going back. The last time I spent a week drinking wheatgrass juice and eating plates of sprouts sprinkled with seaweed I said I was satisfied. No need to return. I’d…

The anticipation about life after divorce can produce more anxiety than the divorce itself, especially if it’s been a few decades since you were single.  Here are five steps to help you jumpstart your new life following a divorce: 1.  Prioritize your needs. After making your spouse and children a priority for years, it’s now…

“Why should I bother? No one is going to see it. It’s only me.” As I listened to my friend make his case for never making his bed, I immediately understood. Why rush to do the dishes when there’s no one but you and your pet rabbit to see it?  Who cares if there are…