I remember the first time I thought of myself being divorced, tears rolled down my cheeks. I felt sorry for me. I was angry and disappointed. There are always two sides to every story, so I’ll avoid making personal comments about why I got divorced. In the most general terms, my ex-husband and I were MORE »
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Divorce. No one gets married – or has kids hoping to be here. But here you are. Now what? Babble provides perspective from a mom who has discovered how divorce has made her a better parent and another who learns to cherish the small, special moments with her “halved” family following her split, yet still worries about the effects of divorce on her kids. And just how does divorce affect children? Babble’s science writer tackles that question. And we also offer a look a new trend in parenting: mommunes.
When the first lady slipped up and called herself a single mother in an interview recently, it made a small news story bigger. Well, a little bigger. It was covered in a small blurb on Huffington Post, tweeted and Facebooked a bit, and then wrapped up in a paragraph on vegetable gardens for school kids MORE »
Who would have guessed I’d have a longer, more respectful, more hopeful, more supportive relationship with my divorce attorney than I did with my husband? I do. Plus, she has way cuter shoes.
So when do you introduce your kids to your girlfriend? I don’t know. There’s probably 900 books about it and I bet they’re all written by Ph.D.’s who look uptight and irritable and they’re all undoubtedly bitter and full of self-loathing about being just another stupid contributor to the slop pile of books about parenting. MORE »
These are my parents. That’s my little brother in the middle. This photo was taken during my brother’s graduation from law school last year. These are my parents with me and my younger brother. This photo was taken in Manhattan a few years ago. We’re smiling. Or at least we are mostly smiling save for MORE »
I’m pleased to report that compared to the nightly news and reality TV, my family is fairly normal. We don’t have criminal records, we don’t drink, smoke, swing or indulge in recreational or prescription drugs. We have steady jobs with normal hours and ordinary co-workers. We don’t have liquor in our house, the kids are MORE »
I'm not looking at getting to know someone as a way to flirt or to find sexual chemistry or romance, I've decided to start interviewing for a co-worker. I have a feeling that if I can find someone who is interested in joining forces, coming on board the Carolyn train, helping me with the things I need help with - I'm going to love him.
Yes, of course you're sorry your friend's world has come crashing down, but since so often divorces are ending unhealthy marriages, "I'm sorry" isn't always the right sentiment in response to the big news. I've learned to say, "I'm sorry-slash-congratulations!," which is a cheeky way of trying to encompass all of the mixed emotions that come along with this tumultuous time in someone's life.
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