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Mandy Walker

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Why the Honey-Do List Gets Shorter When Honey Moves Out

(6) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 4:58 PM

Every household has its honey-do list and inevitably some of the tasks on that list have been there for a very long time. We're not talking weeks, we're talking months, even years. So how is it, that when honey moves out, these tasks start getting crossed off and the honey-do...

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9 Reasons to Appreciate Your Ex This Father's Day

(39) Comments | Posted June 16, 2013 | 3:08 AM

Father's Day is for dads. That must mean if you're divorced from your kids' father you can sit back, relax and not have to worry about organizing gifts and celebrations for the day, right? Wrong.

The very least you can do is to talk to your children about how they...

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Marital Status Is Irrelevant

(196) Comments | Posted March 27, 2012 | 12:30 PM

Since my divorce, the question on so many surveys and registration forms -- most often from medical providers -- about marital status has puzzled me. I could check that I'm divorced, but I'm more likely to check that I'm single, which is how I see myself.

The question is rarely...

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What the Longevity Project Tells Us About Divorce And Children

(34) Comments | Posted March 12, 2012 | 8:17 PM

Recently I praised Colorado state Senator Kevin Lundberg for not introducing a bill that would have forced a mandatory cooling off period on divorcing Colorado couples. The purpose of the period would have been for couples to attend counseling about the effects of divorce on children. It's not...

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No Cooling Off For Divorcing Couples In Colorado

(123) Comments | Posted January 19, 2012 | 8:40 PM

This past week marked the opening of Colorado's current legislative session and Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, announced that he has decided not to introduce a bill that would have required parents considering divorce with minor children to attend mandatory training on the impacts of divorce on children. The...

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What I Learned About Dating From 'We Bought A Zoo'

(16) Comments | Posted January 6, 2012 | 5:00 PM

This month marks five years since my husband and I separated, ending our almost 17-year marriage. If I was the average American divorcee, I would already be 18 months into my second marriage -- but I'm not the average. It seems I'm far from average since it was only a...

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Kudos to Kim Kardashian

(46) Comments | Posted November 10, 2011 | 9:37 PM

I don't follow celebrity news but in the last week it's been difficult to avoid the headlines about Kim Kardashian's decision to file for divorce. Generally the messages seem loaded with disdain for the shortness of the marriage, with suspicion that it was all a money-making ploy, and with horror...

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