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My 5-Year-Old Wants To Be A Single Mother

My 5-Year-Old Wants To Be A Single Mother

12.30.2014
Here I was. Judging my young daughter for mindfully dreaming of being a single mother. It is crazy because, for me, being a single mother...
This Is What Birthdays Are Like When You're A 43-Year-Old Single Mom (Hint: They're Great)

This Is What Birthdays Are Like When You're A 43-Year-Old Single Mom (Hint: They're Great)

12.30.2014
I could be crazy in love, or at least deeply in like, with a fantastic man. I could be 10 pounds slimmer. I could have more money than...
The Most Important New Year's Resolution You'll Ever Make

The Most Important New Year's Resolution You'll Ever Make

12.30.2014
I listened hard in 2014 -- to kids, to parents, to other divorce professionals. I curated my collection, adding new pearls and polishing...
10 Unexpected Silver Linings Of Divorce

10 Unexpected Silver Linings Of Divorce

12.29.2014
I used to think that divorce was one of the worst things that could happen to me. Well it happened to me, and I'm still alive and kicking....
7 Totally Reasonable Ways To Handle Your Divorce, According To Hollywood

7 Totally Reasonable Ways To Handle Your Divorce, According To Hollywood

Amanda Scherker  12.29.2014
Getting divorced is hard. Coping with life after divorce can be even harder. It requires creating a new "normal" and reclaiming your identity...
3 Things to Remember When You're Trying to Fix Your Breakup

3 Things to Remember When You're Trying to Fix Your Breakup

12.29.2014
When breakups happen, we have the tendency to go into a mode where we obsess over all of our mistakes and wish that we had done things...
4 Marriage-Killing Mistakes I Made As A Wife

4 Marriage-Killing Mistakes I Made As A Wife

12.29.2014
It wasn't until I found a therapist who called me out on my bullsh*t that I was forced to take a long, hard look at my shortcomings.
This Christmas Letter From A Daughter To Her Dad Proves The Best Gifts Don't Cost A Cent

This Christmas Letter From A Daughter To Her Dad Proves The Best Gifts Don't Cost A Cent

Amanda Scherker   12.29.2014
'Tis the season... for the Internet to make us all weepy. Imgur user nuthabrickindawall received an honest, heartfelt, handwritten letter...
The 5 Top Family Secrets, Christmas and Your Teens

The 5 Top Family Secrets, Christmas and Your Teens

12.24.2014
Parents keep a variety of secrets in an effort to protect their teens but it is my strong belief that teens are old enough and mature enough...
The Great White Lie About Welfare Moms

The Great White Lie About Welfare Moms

12.24.2014
"Merry Christmas, Mom!" my young daughter, 11, squealed, as she and her two brothers ran around our favorite tree lot. "This is the one...
New Family, New Traditions: Navigating the Holidays After Divorce

New Family, New Traditions: Navigating the Holidays After Divorce

12.24.2014
This year, my ex asked to have the boys for dinner on the first night. Even though it wasn't his usual night, he promised to have them...
5 Tips for Missing Someone During the Holidays

5 Tips for Missing Someone During the Holidays

12.23.2014
At the time my brother was gone, I was the only person I knew who had a situation like this. Knowing he was alive and choosing not to talk...
The 'Critical' Thing Divorced Parents Need To Discuss Before The Holidays

The 'Critical' Thing Divorced Parents Need To Discuss Before The Holidays

Kira Brekke  12.23.2014
The holiday season can be a stressful time, especially for divorced parents. How do you level the gift-giving playing field? Shanon Lee,...
Reinventing Yourself After Divorce

Reinventing Yourself After Divorce

12.23.2014
Presently, there are many articles, books and other resources available to divorced women, but unfortunately not many of those resources...