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Blogger at exwifenewlife.com. Her memoir will be hot off the presses September 2015 through Amazon Publishing. Follow her on facebook.

Entries by Amy Koko

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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Divorce Doesn't Have to Mean Financial Confusion

(2) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 1:35 PM

My final meeting with my divorce attorney went something like this:

Attorney: "Here is your final settlement. Your alimony check will be deposited automatically into your account on the first of every month."

Me: "Awesome! Now what about the rest of the days?"

Attorney: "This is it. This is what...

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Why Every Woman Needs a Girls' Trip

(8) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 5:21 PM

Years ago, my ex-husband took me to Italy to celebrate my 40th birthday. Years ago. Before Facebook even. The point is, he took me. It would never have occurred to me to actually plan a trip for myself, purchase a plane ticket and fly away.

He handed me the...

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What Being a Writer Requires

(9) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 11:11 AM

I am a writer.

Sometimes I just have to see the words so that I can make myself believe it. "Is it okay to call myself a writer?" I ask myself daily. What is it that actually makes me one? I mean yes, I have a writer's home office...

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Kanye West Wary of Jewish Connections

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 2:45 PM

Okay, Kanye, I have had a problem with you since the whole Taylor Swift debacle. I didn't think you could any sink lower, and then you came out with that ridiculous rant about Kim Kardashian deserving a star on the Walk of Fame. Since you are now a...

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Divorce Brings New Holiday Traditions

(1) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 1:48 PM

So this Thanksgiving was kind of weird. My ex husband decided to start a new tradition, whereby each child has to bring a dish. Wow. Couldn't he have started that like 10 years ago, when I was cooking dinner for 20? I guess better late than never. However, considering my...

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Take Back Your Maiden Name? Not For Me

(12) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 6:58 PM

Wow. Today I had a real eye opener. I received a Thomasville Furniture flyer in the mail addressed to my ex-husband's new wife. This is upsetting on two fronts: 1. Why is she shopping at Thomasville when I am waiting for the year end clearance sale at Rooms To Go?...

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Coffee, Tea or Vulva Cancer

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 10:26 AM

This week I had the fabulous experience of flying from Tampa to NYC, and I have one thing to say... W T F? If anyone looked more hungover and disheveled than myself (I ended up boarding while holding my belt and still trying to cram my laptop into my carry...

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