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The “Playdate” Date! What to Expect!

As a divorcee with kids, your dating prospects includes those with and without kids.  Your kids are an integral part of your life, so naturally you want to make sure those prospects will be able to connect with your sprouts and you and their offsprings will be able to mesh together. Continue reading The “Playdate” Date! What to Expect!

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10 things I wish I’d known before getting divorced

This morning I read this forthright article posted on NBC Today in the Health section which I found from HuffPostDivorce. A divorce mediator tells of her 10 things she was not prepared for in her own divorce which resonates not only with me but other divorcees. Continue reading 10 things I wish I’d known before getting divorced

It’s About the Kids! Alicia Keys Discusses Her Now Amicable Relationship With Hubby Swizz Beatz Ex-Wife

The singer Alicia Keys promotes her new children’s book “Blue Moon: From the Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee” on the Wendy Williams show. During her interview with Wendy Williams, Alicia Keys talked about her pregnancy and her relationship with husband Swizz Beats and her relationship with his ex-wife Mashonda Tifrere. Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats have been together for 5 years. Continue reading It’s About the Kids! Alicia Keys Discusses Her Now Amicable Relationship With Hubby Swizz Beatz Ex-Wife

How Much Of Your Happiness Should You Compromise For The Sake Of Maintaining A Healthy Co-Parenting Relationship

This  is a question I have eternally struggled with on more than one occasion. There is a struggle between maintaining a healthy co-parenting relationship for your children’s sake and attaining your own happiness as a single woman with aspirations of finding a second chance in love.

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Continue reading How Much Of Your Happiness Should You Compromise For The Sake Of Maintaining A Healthy Co-Parenting Relationship

Just The Little Things That Matter!

Today my daughter started PreK-3 and my son’s first day for 3rd Grade was yesterday. The eyes of excitement when going back to school shopping and anxiety approaching their first days of school. Beginning of new school-year extra-curriculars and all other sorts. These are the moments I cherish. These are the moments when I feel truly blessed. My sprouts are my everything. They keep me wanting to be a better “Me”. Continue reading Just The Little Things That Matter!

Kids Post-Divorce- Routine and Communication Is Imperative!

I will not say that my divorce did not have any impact on my sprouts lives. I notice my son is at times more quiet than usual.  He has had to step up and be the man around the house in his father’s absence. My daughter well she is just too young to notice any difference, except that mommy and daddy have two different places to live, and wonders if she is going to daddy’s house or mommy’s house this weekend. I will say that she is quick to call out for daddy when she does not get her way. But I think being Daddy’s Little Girl and spoiled, her behavior would still be the same despite her parent’s status. Continue reading Kids Post-Divorce- Routine and Communication Is Imperative!

First Child vs. Second Child!

Now that I have removed my “Drama-Filled Emotional Divorce” Hat I am fully embraced back in my “Momma” Hat. So saw this article on Yahoo Shine! written by Jenny From The Blog that has her own blog site: TheSuburbanJungle.com, and had to share. As this was and is SOOOOO ME! Enjoy!

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When I had my first child, I wanted to do everything by the book. I was so nervous that the tiniest misstep would somehow break the baby. In fact, one of my first pieces was about how shocked I was that they just let me leave the hospital with this infant. Continue reading First Child vs. Second Child!

Sitting At A Bar Alone- The Ritual Of A Divorcee

Weekday evenings are typical of me dropping at a local hot spot alone. The babysitter is with the kids. When unable to fill time with friends or a possible date and my workload is light. This is my ritual. I don’t relieve the sitter until at least 8 pm. I completed my workout during lunch break so what do I do to fill that gap time? Why it may Continue reading Sitting At A Bar Alone- The Ritual Of A Divorcee

Just One Of Those Days- The 4th of July Weekend Child Custody Battle!

Now I advocate fostering a positive co-parenting relationship. For the most part I get it right. But there are times I become completely frustrated. The battle of managing our parenting with our newly “fabulous” single lives. Continue reading Just One Of Those Days- The 4th of July Weekend Child Custody Battle!

Happy Father’s Day To My Babies Daddy!

Now yes, I chose the controversial word “Baby Daddy”, that has become popular through urban culture over the past couple of decades. While people may prefer me to say the “Father of My Children”, I will admit “Baby Daddy” is catchy and easier to roll off Continue reading Happy Father’s Day To My Babies Daddy!