Where To Bloom?

Four years ago, I was living in my newly-renovated Marital Home with Then-Husband. We’d moved in at the end of March after purchasing the house the previous fall and spending months making everything The Way We Wanted It. The house wasn’t huge, but it plenty for the two of us and our dogs. It came with a large garage and there was an apartment above the garage which we planned to use as a little party hut. There was a large porch off the side of the house which comfortably accommodated our patio furniture and grill and there were flower beds all around. It was spring and the flowers were blooming….

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Single Parent: True Title?

…Continuing on the topic of words I don’t like, the more I think about it, the more I don’t like the phrase “single parent”. I know I’m guilty of using it. I think we all are… but today I was bored in a meeting and started really examining the usage and implications of this phrase.

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What Makes a Home?

“Broken Home.” Does anyone know specifically where this phrase came from and why we use it to describe a divorce scenario? Perhaps I should’ve googled it myself before I started typing, but I didn’t want to lose my enthusiasm. Why does it not mean “house damaged by natural disaster”?

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Money Adjustments

Lauren, blogger at My Life, Incomplete, wrote a super series about Financial Freedom after divorce. It got me thinkin’ about my own money matters over the past few years and I thought I’d share some of the choices I made, things I learned and advice I can offer others.

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Little Words; Big Impact

…I was standing outside the day care center at my place of employment. It was mid-May and the sun was shining. I was talking to my co-worker about my Horrid Home Situation: the screaming matches, the late-night drives to nowhere, the fact that I was sleeping on the couch. She knew something was up, of course, because she’d observed the change in my demeanor.

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