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Amy Koko
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Entries by Amy Koko

Marriage, Divorce and a Good Gastro Doc

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 4:58 PM

Sunday morning I woke up and as I lay there feigning sleep so that M would get up and make the coffee, I knew something was special about the day, but I couldn't figure out what. Typically, this happens after I allow myself an Ambien the night before. For those...

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Remember Mediation? I Do

(9) Comments | Posted November 4, 2015 | 4:33 PM

This is an excerpt from my book, There's Been A Change of Plans, A Memoir About Divorce, Dating and Delinquents in Midlife. It is available on Amazon.

The day had come for my final meeting with my beloved divorce attorney, Madison Pierce. This would be when we would...

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Netflix And The Other Things I'm Truly Thankful For In Middle Age

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2015 | 7:55 PM

Okay, I'm not panicking or anything, but I just found myself engaged in conversation about my cat, Jetty, with the checkout girl at Publix. And I was talking about him like he was a person. Like "He gets so mad at me when I run out of these Tasty Temptations!"...

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This Was Not In The 'Script'

(2) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 8:14 AM

So today was my yearly visit with my psychiatrist and yes I have one and please stop judging. OMG, like YOU don't lie awake at night and worry that the email you sent to your sister about how upset you are that Bethenny is back on Real Housewives accidentally went...

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Divorce: Cross Your Bridges But Don't Burn Them

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 9:08 PM

Well, I'm sure you've noticed it's been quite a while since I've posted on my blog and I have a very good excuse, it's called a job. I don't know who came up with this concept, but they sure didn't have a sense of humor. Believe it or not, when...

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Happy Mother's Day!

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2015 | 4:09 PM

I miss you guys! I know I haven't posted in what seems like years, but the thing is I have a job now, and seriously, this is some heavy shit. First off, they expect me to be there like, every day at the same time...which is a number with AM...

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(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 4:25 PM

Last night was well... amazing. It was Saturday night and M and I were out on the town. I had outdone myself with my black boots (sort of Captain Jack Sparrow looking but on sale at Nordstrom Rack!) skinny jeans, and a long clingy top, Spanx on bottom, Spanx on...

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5 Things Not to Say in a Second Relationship

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 4:12 PM

When I went through my divorce, I thought, among other things, (like with my alimony, really? people live on that?) that's it -- I'm done. And by done, I meant I will never laugh again, I will never love again, I will certainly never have sex again. I prepared myself...

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This Mom Is Taking a Sick Day

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 3:30 PM

The other morning I was in spin class and half way through the first rendition of TIMBER, I began to feel a bit tired. I was sort of disappointed in myself. I told myself, "Dude. You spin like three times a week, unless A. It's raining B. Someone -- anyone...

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What's Ahead for Mommy Bloggers

(2) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 5:04 PM

Here's what I would like to say to all the mommy bloggers who are good writers and pretty funny and offer good advice about how to deal with a toddler who will only wear ballerina tutus: You ain't seen nothin' yet. And you moms out there who have kids over...

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Dating After Divorce: Are You Ready?

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 10:28 AM

Back in the days when I was happily married, friends and I would sit around over our wine spritzers (this was before the day I switched over to hard core dirty martinis) and talk about our marriages, which was easy to do because we were so IN them. So secure...

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How To Find Your Inner Wild Side In Midlife

(2) Comments | Posted January 11, 2015 | 9:07 AM

This weekend I joined the many masses and went to see the movie Wild. Great book, OK movie. The book left me feeling that I need to find my passion, set new goals, get out there and explore. The movie left me feeling that I want blonde hair and skinny...

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Second Love Yes, Second Marriage, Maybe?

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 8:04 AM

So, two girlfriends and I were sitting at lunch yesterday at one of those places that my friend loves because she says the organic salads are so good and I pretend to love too because I don't want her to know that I am that unhealthy fatty that is thinking...

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This Divorcee Believes in Marriage

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 3:34 PM

This weekend I attended an amazing wedding. The groom was handsome, the bride beyond beautiful. They are a perfect couple, both of them upbeat, fun and adventurous. (Normally, I hate people like that but since they are young, I'm giving them a pass.) I learned two things about myself from...

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What Divorce Brings Part Two

(7) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 7:44 PM

So I'm sitting here reading People Magazine and don't ask me why -- it usually depresses me. Once I get past the photos in the front of celebrities with their beautiful children touring Disney Land, Fiji or a fantastic city in Europe I stop on the Book Picks and that...

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The Upside of Divorce

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 12:03 PM

Yesterday I stood in the security line at Tampa International Airport, wearing socks that did not match and holding my shoes in my hand like an idiot. The woman in front of me was having trouble getting her oversized carseat/stroller/Hyundai (What the hell IS that thing?) to go through the...

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Age of Reasons

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 7:15 PM

Every day it becomes increasingly clear that aging involves more than taking a Glucosamine Chondroitin pill with my lunch. (The creaking of my knees can be heard three reformers down in Pilates class, and every session my instructor says, "Ew. Amy is that your knees?") Still, I forge ahead and...

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How To Tell If You've Really Accepted Turning 50

(6) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 7:11 AM

The other day I came face to face with fifty. By that I mean I came to terms with it, accepted it, conceded, and dealt with the fact that I am no longer "around fifty". I am 53 and overdue for a bone density test. During Pilates my knees sound...

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Tiger Mom vs. Golden Retriever Mom, Which One Are You?

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 1:00 AM

Unconditional love. Sure, we say we love our partner/spouse unconditionally, and we mean it. We love you unconditionally, unless... you get too fat, contract halitosis, start telling knock knock jokes at dinner parties, suddenly decide it's fun to push the cat in a stroller, take up rock collecting, get a...

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ACH! Menopause and Mean Girls, They're Still Here!

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 1:00 AM

I guess it's okay to tell you now that I was never considered one of the popular girls. Starting in junior high and most likely due to the short shag that made Davey Jones a teenage idol, but didn't really do much for me, I just could not break into...

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