Going off to College

I was in the car with my son who is a senior this year and we started talking about college.  He asked a very simple question, “So, when I go off to college and come back home to visit…am I

New Tween Blogger!

Hi.  My name is Cade and I am the new tween blogger!  For my first post I wanted to talk about how important friends can be when your parents are divorced.  I have a lot of friends who have divorced

Trick or Treat? Consider Celebrating Halloween Together

Getting the kids ready for Halloween and taking them trick or treating is something both my ex-spouse and I enjoy. As a parent, you don’t want to miss out on these special occasions with the kids just because it is

Communicating Will Get Easier, Right?

There are moments every day where I shake my head in pure confusion and wonder if this is really what I signed up for, this life of pure chaos, mixed emotions and bouts of anxiety (which are no doubt brought

Teen: Playing your parents against each other is a bad idea!

I am currently grounded for getting my second speeding ticket. I have only had my license for 8 months, so my parents were not too happy. My father was the first one to find out, so he was the one

Did I Really Think This Through?

The sun was shining, the windows were open and I figured that with my free time on  Saturday morning I would do some cleaning (which in my house can only be done with music that will nearly blow your ear

Teen: Living Between Two Houses

One of the biggest differences after divorce is living between two houses.  I have two houses and two bedrooms.  One thing I have learned is to try and separate my stuff between the two houses.  Clothes, games, bathroom supplies, medicine,

Accepting the “Small Stuff” as Big Victories

There’s a  saying that I hear people use “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” and I think it’s incredibly valuable and there’s immense truth to that – I mean who has the time these days to sit and stress over the

Emerging from the Chaos… and Finding My Way!

As a little girl I had dreamed of what my life would be like as an adult – married, raising children and living what I thought would be a fairy tale, and as I take you on this journey with

Teen: It Is Not Your Fault!

After my parents got divorced, they sat down and talked to me together.  Honestly, I was only eight years old but I remember feeling very confused about what was happening and why.  I remember each of my parents telling me