What were birthdays like in your home when you were growing up?
Congratulations Isaac Smith!!!!
Our youngest son, Isaac, graduated from Colorado Christian University this past weekend.
Top 10 Things You Should Do When You Become Separated (Part 3)
Believe me it is so easy to get sucked into the drama. You will want to seek revenge. You will want to defend yourself. You will want to get involved with all the gossip. . .
When children have heart attacks
For years children have told me their hearts hurt. When I ask them where it hurts, they will lay their little hands over their hearts and say. . .
Every now and again I have a bad dream. It is always the same context, just differing situations. It consists of. . .
Top 10 Things You Should Do When You Become Separated (Part 2)
One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is finding someone who has a good listening ear. This is a rare but invaluable gift. . .
10 Pitfalls of Divorce in the Digital Age
By Sherri Donovan
Over the last 15 years, before the prevalence of email, Twitter and Facebook. . .
Where do I go for Help?
I had many around me who were friends and family of both of us but I either felt like I couldn’t share how I was truly feeling. . .
Top 10 Things You Should Do When You Become Separated (Part 1)
The sooner you take care of yourself the easier the next few months will be. . .
I’m on my way home from Mexico. I love to travel and I find flying is the quickest way to get me from reality to relaxation. There is nothing better than leaving the bitter cold of Minnesota and 3 hours…
I have lived in Minnesota since I was 4. For the most part I’ve liked it, if I can overlook the freezing winters and mosquitoes in the summer. Every winter I wonder why I am still here. The winters in…
When it all Goes Quiet
I’m not a person who likes quiet. When I went through my divorce the fear of quiet caused me to start a few bad habits. I learned to fall asleep with the TV on. I never wanted to stay home…
Tonight is the Super Bowl. I have been a diehard football fan, Vikings specifically, since I was a little girl. A lot has happened in my life but one thing has never changed, the Vikings have still never won a…
I have never been much on new years resolutions. It’s not so much that I’m against them, I just don’t need any more reasons for me to disappoint myself. What I find more helpful is small, attainable goals throughout the…
I just came back from a family wedding. Jon’s nephew got married. For many reasons it was bitter/sweet. To begin with, going anywhere without Jon is always like a large piece of me is missing. But today I had the…
Loss comes in many forms. It doesn’t have a schedule. It doesn’t have a limit. It just comes whenever and stays as long as it needs. Sometimes it leaves you breathless. Sometimes you want to run. But it always leaves…
It has been over 2 years since I have written in my blog and updated you on what has been happening in my life. Many of you may have already heard or may have picked it up along the way. Many of you have been praying for me, and for that I am more than thankful. These last 2 years have taken me to the depths of pain, have caused me to question life and death and have brought me to places I never want to experience again.
Fall… Temperatures cool down, leaves change colors, kids go back to school,and for so many single parents, it’s bitter sweet. Fall comes after summer vacation, a well deserved break from the busy schedules and chaos. We welcome summer to get…
It wasn’t too long ago when the chaos in our house was so loud you couldn’t escape it. Now today….it is so quiet you can’t find it. Our last child, my step son, just left for college at Colorado Christian.…
7 Years? Myth or Truth?
Blended families are hard. As Jon and I are reflecting on our 12 year anniversary, we recall many hard times but so grateful for all the good times. Those first 7 years were the most challenging. I have read many…
“The Big D”
“The Big D” was created to promote a teen’s journey in healing, identifying the hurt from divorce, and then challenging them to find the strength to confront, accept and heal from those hurts. Through challenging the denial often associated with…