Fishbowl

Fishbowl

In which ugly naked guy is real. “Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on.” Anonymous I am currently rewatching all the "Friends" episodes from season one all the way through to the end. Call me old and lame but there it is, I love that show! It’s mindless and perfect for [...]

Tylenol

Tylenol

Caring for step children.. Today is a day of Tylenol and cautious bossing.  One of my beloved step-sons came to me yesterday, sick as a dog and feeling ever so sorry for his poor self. As a man does… What do you do when your kids are sick? You boss them.  You take their temperature, [...]

Oh God, my children!

Oh God, my children!

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice: once for herself and once for her child. Sophia Loren I’ve often stopped and thought about what it would have felt like for me if my parents had told me they were going to divorce. [...]

The Tunnel

The Tunnel

A vulnerable, scary post to write. There is a light at the end of every tunnel. Some tunnels just happen to be longer than others.Ada Adams This post is about that first hellish year. I had advice and gossip flung left, right, and everywhere. It was awful. I wanted to stay in my house and [...]

Gentle Spirit

Gentle Spirit

The “Gentle Spirit” and Other Atrocities  She’s just too much to take! The school my children attend has an award ceremony at the end of the year. Awards are given out for scripture memory, honour roll, athletic achievement and so on. It’s one of those things you attend because you love your children, and you [...]

Hot Lunch

Hot Lunch

In which hot lunch days require equal doses of hand sanitizer and bravery It’s been two and a half years since the sh** hit the fan. I am happily married, have a stable household with wicked awesome kids. Life is now finally returning to some semblance of order. However, there is one thing that is [...]

Support

Support

How to support a friend going through separation or divorce Friends pick us up when we fall down.And if they can't pick us up, they lie down and listen for a while.-unknown- Make her soup. Believe me, she will need it. Call her to go for coffee or tea. Don’t wait for her to call [...]

The God Card

The God Card

“God hates divorce.” “You are teaching your children that it’s ok to break a covenant made before God.” “You asking your husband to leave is a work of the devil!” “ We will pray that God will soften your heart.” “ Divorce is not an option for a Christian.”  “ Have you really searched the [...]

Church Food

Church Food

Casseroles and Religious Oppression You know when you’re sitting in church and the pastor or some other important person announces an upcoming church potluck, and you think “crap, am I on main course or dessert this time? I hate cooking!”   I’ve never done well with church potlucks. They are the epitome of a welcoming [...]

Triangle

Triangle

The Triangle of Unfortunate Selections Someone said to me " I don't know how you do it. I replied "I wasn't given a choice."lessonslearnedinlife.com It’s been just over two years since I did the unthinkable. I told my shocked then husband that he needed to leave. On our wedding anniversary no less. What a way [...]