There are people who have money and people who are rich. -- Coco Chanel
Being a single mom means you have and will continue to make sacrifices for your kids. But it doesn't mean you must sacrifice everything. Yes, we single moms have a tight budget. Yes, we are running around like headless chicken half the time. Yes, we barely have time to shave our legs let alone bask in the sun at the beach. However, despite what people might think it's essential for a single mom to enjoy luxuries and it’s not that expensive.
During the early weeks and months of my separation, I needed exercise and movement like I needed air to breath. I had so much pent-up emotion. Anger and frustration are the hardest emotions for me to manage. Walking was my saving grace.
During my walks, I would work out emotions and plan for the future. My daughter was 1.5 years old at the time and she would fall asleep in her stroller during the walk, so when I got back home I would have about 30 minutes all to myself while she napped. It was a beautiful ritual that I'm sure helped me deal with m...
In the interest of full disclosure, and this is slightly embarrassing to admit, I punched my ex-husband shortly after we separated. The details aren’t important and basically it happened like it usually does: I got mad and sad and frustrated and felt like I didn’t have any control over my life. I tried to stuff these feelings down and act like I was doing alright.
One day, I went looking for trouble in the form of yelling at my ex, knowing full-well he was with his new girlfriend. One thing led to another, which led to even more frustration and an...
The word "contradiction" probably comes to mind when reading the title of this article. What marriage advice could a divorced mom possibly give? Being divorced means she failed at marriage, right?
“I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
Failure is a harsh term. I like to think that I’ve simply figured out at least one way marriage doesn’t work. So, if you are willing to listen to a divorced mom then here are some things I’ve learned about marriage since my divorce:
This is a book review series I do the first Wednesday of every month. I review books related to divorce, love, relationships, and self-growth. I also review some fiction books. So snuggle in with a cup of joe and a blanket and let's get reading :)
Today, I'm featuring Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Gosh darn it! It changed my life.
I know it's become somewhat of a cliche to say that Eat, Pray, Love changed your life. But gosh darn it! It changed my life.
For as long as I can remember, I considered myself an a...