I can’t believe it’s that time again! My 3rd-grader announced from the top of the stairs this morning that they only have 6 weeks of school left. Seriously?! In honor of the season, I’ve dug up and refreshed a MamaC favorite. The original version, published on Power of Moms, was written in 2013. Enjoy! I’ve always anticipated the… Read More For the lonely mothers in the summertime
A unique and very useful perspective! Thanks Liz and Lisa! Lessons From the End of a Marriage I love serendipity. And, at least today, it must love me back. Just as I was feeling completely overwhelmed with updating the blog, I received an email from Liz with a request to send a guest post. Once… Read More Lessons From an Adult Child of Divorce
Hey peeps! You asked, so … Here’s another angle (or twelve) on the question: “To Divorce or Not To Divorce?” Lessons From the End of a Marriage I’m often thankful that my marriage ended via text. I never had to make the gut-wrenching decision to inform my husband that I wanted out. I’ve never experienced… Read More Should You Divorce? 12 Questions to Consider
Guest post by Karen Phelps Editor’s note by Melody/MamaC: People always ask me, “How do I know if divorce is the answer?” or “How did you know?” I never know what to say. Everyone is different. And every relationship is different. I just don’t think there is a cookie cutter answer. However, several months… Read More Is It Time to Leave?
She cuddles beside her fiance in the chilly theater, watching the movie … but not. She’d rather watch the image replay over and over in her mind of the man beside her, only hours ago, kneeling at her feet. She’s giddy and distracted by the new piece of glitter on her left hand. Even in… Read More What did you do with the ring?
Flashback to July 25, 2012 … I took off my ring today after more than ten years. All day, I kept brushing the inside of my fourth finger with my thumb and panicking that I had left my band somewhere … dropped it … lost it. It’s a strange sensation. A void. I thought I… Read More Bare
Flashback to July 24, 2012 … My divorce decree arrived. Signed, stamped, and sealed. It’s finally over. But at the same time, it’s really just a new beginning. I can breathe again. In fact, I may or may not have run squealing and singing through the house waving my papers in the air like a… Read More News!
Flashback to July 6, 2012 … It rained tonight. In fact, it was a torrential downpour. My friend Emily had scooped me up to take me out for a much-needed girls’ night, and as we drove through sheets of water, the gutters began to overflow and mini-rivers gurgled down the drains around us. Enormous bursts… Read More Dancing in the rain
If you’ve ever been engaged or spent significant time around someone who is, you’ve seen it. Each participant, temporarily dubbed ‘fiancé,’ exists in a sort of limbo, neither married nor single. But then the big day comes and they graduate to something more substantial: spouses. Life becomes stable. Whew. No more limbo ever again. Right? Just… Read More The ‘backside’ of marriage
Exactly two years ago today, on February 28, 2012, I started an anonymous blog called Healing at Heaven’s Fountain under the pen name, “Angel Williams.” I had happened upon sort of an underground faith-based anti-porn movement. I was elated when I learned that as an in-cognito wife of a porn addict I was not alone as… Read More Flashbacks & the Mysterious Underground Blogosphere