Where Does The Line Lie?

Last week, I overheard one woman tell another, “I’m having a hard time with him lately. When he goes to his dad’s, it’s anything goes. Then when he comes back to me he doesn’t listen and has a horrible attitude. And I have to be the bad guy.”

This past weekend, I heard a father (different family entirely) say, “I get so little time with my kids. I don’t want to spend it enforcing rules! I want them to be carefree and have fun so they have happy memories of their visits with me.”

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“…Never Be Like You”

All these Mother/Stepmother considerations over the past week have got me thinking… or, rather, remembering.

When Doug Supernaw broke onto the scene with this song, I was a divorced kid being shuttled back and forth between my parents. My mom had a boyfriend who helped us out a lot around the house… but he wasn’t my Dad. Even as an adult, this song still brings tears to my eyes.

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Who To Honor? By Whom? And How?

At the request of Drake and Josh, I purchased a gift for their mother over the weekend. My reflection on the experience has filled me with many questions and I’m wondering how others feel. Please chime in regarding any of the following…

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PAS Awareness

Sunday is Parental Alienation Awareness Day and, as I’ve stated before, I believe in this phenomenon. Therefore, I’m all about spreading the word and cautioning divorced/divorcing parents not to employ such behavior. Remember, to speak ill of your co-parent is to tell your child, “Honey, I love you. But biologically, you are 50% jackass.”

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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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