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    I Never Wanted Him to Begin With

    I know it’s horrible to say, but I never wanted Bailey to begin with. He was a product of divorce who needed a home. So when my ex-husband and his wife were in the middle of a divorce, the product of their marriage was sort of up for grabs. She was moving across country and [...]

    My First Post Separation Christmas: 3 Challenges & 3 Blessings

    It’s Christmas Eve. For weeks (or days or hours) some of us have been making preparations for the holidays. Christmas is many things to many people. Among other things, it’s a season to celebrate with family and friends. And there’s the rub for people in the midst of divorce. Family, friends and traditions change. Drastically. [...]

    When Community Limps

    I’ve been thinking about community a lot lately: Twitter, church, friends, Zappos, running, tweetups and more. In the coming days, I’ll be blogging about each of those. Today, church community is on my heart. Background In January 1989, I moved to Lynchburg, Virginia with my (then) husband when he was called to serve as Minister [...]

    Our Mother-Son Date

    Last week Peter was working late. It was quickly approaching dinner time so I called to see how much longer he would be. Lots longer. In a stroke of brilliance, Peter suggested I take Morgan on a date. Morgan, my 10-year old son, was the only child at home that night. His sister was at [...]

    Handwritten Notes, Connections and Lost Luggage

    You never know what might happen when you take the time to handwrite a note. The other day I wrote to Chris Brogan, thanking him for the impact he’s had on me at this phase of my business. I sincerely appreciate his willingness to share information, not to mention the fact that he’s a genius! [...]

    Mother’s Day Blues

    For nearly 20 years, the second Sunday in May has arrived, bringing with it mixed emotions. As I ponder the significance of tomorrow, and honoring mothers, somehow I feel the need to be less than Hallmark-esque and write about some of the difficulties that surface during this time each year. There’s the pain of infertility, [...]

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