Tag: motherhood

6 BACK TO SCHOOL HACKS YOU WILL LOVE

6 BACK TO SCHOOL HACKS YOU WILL LOVE

Well, it’s back to school again. It seems the summer just began, and it wasn’t much of a summer. The Midwest was hit with rainy days and cool nights. Ugh! I always seem to lose focus during the summer, kids sleeping in late and going to be bed even later, but to get everybody back on track, I have a couple of hacks that help my life run smoother. Read More “6 BACK TO SCHOOL HACKS YOU WILL LOVE”

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I Admit:  I Used to Have Helicopter Parent Tendencies and How I Overcame Them

I Admit: I Used to Have Helicopter Parent Tendencies and How I Overcame Them

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re you a helicopter parent?  Have you even heard of the term? Well, it’s parents or a parent who take overprotective or excessive interest in every aspect of their children’s lives, and although it may sound caring and loving, this in effect can be hurting their emotional and mental development. Ouch! Read More “I Admit: I Used to Have Helicopter Parent Tendencies and How I Overcame Them”

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The 5 Best Skills for Coparenting

The 5 Best Skills for Coparenting

After a divorce, your emotions are like a rollercoaster. Emotions are high and the very last thing you want to do is be the sensible or mature one. Divorce is the death of your marriage and like any death, you will likely go through the stages of grief like anger and shock. After all, who wants to start over in their 40s? Geez. Although the natural tendency may be to be petty and uncompromising, hopefully you will get to a place of acceptance and remember the bigger picture, your children!

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My First Blog Post:  Breakups are Hard

My First Blog Post: Breakups are Hard

Hi there!   This is my first blog post.    If you haven’t had a chance to read my “About Me” page,  I am a divorced mom of two girls, a teenager and school age.  Motherhood has been a wonderful experience and has brought me so much joy, but I have to be honest, when I was younger, I never wanted children.   What I really dreamed about was a career.   The right side of my brain wanted to be a dancer like Debbie Allen from Fame and the left side of my brain wanted to be a bulldog lawyer fighting for justice like Thurgood Marshall, but more importantly, I vowed I would never have children without being married.   Ha!   Look at life.    According to my research, I am part of 8.5 million single mothers with children under the age of 18.

I was married for a very long time and despite my best efforts, my marriage failed.  I once heard Eddie Levert comment on the loss of both of his sons, that in this life, we really don’t have control over very much.   Lesson learned:   You can’t control everything that happens, but you do have control over how you respond.   When I changed my mindset,  I learned to master change instead of change mastering me.

Second lesson learned:   Choices, we make decisions daily and our lives are a product of the choices we make, not our circumstances.   As I reflect on my past, deep down in my heart I did have some uncertainty over whether my ex-husband and I were compatible enough to spend the rest of our lives together, but it made sense at the time.

Today is a new day.   What I am going to do is drop my youngest daughter off at school and while sipping on a cup of coffee, watch my oldest get on the bus as she head off to school.   What a blessing!   I choose to be grateful.   How about you?    Choose differently, let go a little and let life happen.

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Health and happiness to you

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