Ever just feel like life is one step forward and three steps back? I feel like I’m living this. Here’s a great example, I pulled into Valvoine for a much-needed oil change for my Ford Flex. A day after the oil change I started hearing weird scrapping and the car seemed a bit sluggish. After further examination, it became apparent that the under-car shield was unhinged. What does this mean? This means every time I get in the car I hear the scrapping of the under shield as it’s dragged along to each and every transport of a child, errand, to work, home, etc. Knowing full well it has to be reattached/set. I thought of when I had precisely 30+ minutes to wait for a mistake that someone else made to be fixed. Why must we be inconvenienced by others’ mistakes? Such is life… I have yet two more examples, and I promise the last will have you laughing out loud! But first…Read more
What to Know About Filing For Divorce in Different States
When it comes to divorce, there are a lot of things that each party has to know before the divorce is filed, throughout the divorce process, and when the divorce is finalized. Unfortunately, every divorce has the potential to be more complicated depending on various factors. One of the factors involves which state the couple is filing for divorce in. Consider the following things that every couple should know about filing for divorce in different states.Read more
What’s the Hardest Part About the Divorce Process?
A close friend recently asked me a question that really had me reflecting on the past year. She asked, “What has been the hardest part of the divorce process thus far?”. Upon hearing the question my mind initially went to the financial concerns.Read more
How are you doing since the divorce?
“How are you doing since the divorce?”This is a question I receive a lot, which is awesome, it means people genuinely care and I appreciate and am thankful for their interest and concern. That said, I have to be honest, the first thing I say is, “well, technically, we are still married and working through the divorce process”. This is something married individuals who aren’t familiar with the divorce process don’t realize, which again, is awesome. I’m so grateful that most of my friends and family are not familiar with the divorce process. Once we get beyond that I share the fact that I am working at Northwest Ohio Classical Academy. Then express the joy I’ve found and how welcoming and amazing the faculty and staff have been. And they really have…Read more
Divorce on the Table?
Let me preface this by saying, I have always admired and vastly appreciated the community on this blog, the ability to allow moms/parents to state their opinions freely and without cause for ridicule or strict judgment has always made this space a special one. There are not many communities like us left…communities where we listen to one another, perhaps have opposite viewpoints but are still genuinely respectful to one another. Please know that your maturity, intellect, kindness, and compassion for your fellow man, including myself are much appreciated. Here we CONNECT…it doesn’t matter your religion, political stance, or who your partner is, we’ve reached common, compassionate ground and for that I THANK YOU. Thank you for allowing me to share my story freely. Likewise if ever any one of you wish to share your story please email, email@example.com.Read more