college, Divorce, Parenting, Single parent, Uncategorized

College and the Single Parent

You may be working full time and raising kiddos. After divorce, the drop in income may even force you to work two jobs. What about your goals? Just because you're now the primary breadwinner, does not mean you should put your goals and dreams on a shelf. Finish or start that college degree. The benefit… Continue reading College and the Single Parent

budget, Divorce, Parenting, Uncategorized

Saving Money on Childcare

Kiddos are amazing but expensive. Being a single parent and working full time, its hard to keep up with the rising costs of childcare. Let's be honest here, it can leave you feeling broke. It's a catch 22, we want our kids in great hands, but we also don't want to spend the equivalent of… Continue reading Saving Money on Childcare

Divorce, Experiences, Food, Holidays

Thanksgiving Plans

I have two favorite holidays. One is Thanksgiving and the other is Christmas. I love Thanksgiving for two reasons; food and family. Thanksgiving this year is going to be small. Its just going to my son, my boyfriend, and me. Last year was an interesting Thanksgiving. My boyfriend and I just moved into our apartment… Continue reading Thanksgiving Plans

Divorce, Experiences, Parenting, Personal Development, Uncategorized

Living a Life of Gratitude

These past few weeks have thrown a few financial curveballs to say the least. Dealing with ex spouses and child support problems, can really drive you insane. Heated arguments, passive aggressive text messaging, the list goes on. What can you do when the shit hits the fan? Calm down and be grateful. What? Calm down?… Continue reading Living a Life of Gratitude

Divorce, Experiences, Health, Parenting, Personal Development, Uncategorized

Exploring Meditation

Meditation has been shown to be helpful for treating depression in clinical studies conducted by mindfulness Hopkins University. In fact, 30 minutes of meditation daily may improve symptoms of anxiety and depression. It's important to know that meditation only should not replace meds or other treatments for anxiety and depression. In the world of psychology,… Continue reading Exploring Meditation

Divorce, Parenting, Personal Development

What Mother’s Day Means to Me

This is the second year I spent Mother's Day without my son. Granted, last year I was homeless and broke. This year I was just too broke to drive to Naples to see him. He did send me a text message today with a picture he drew for me. I will speak to him on… Continue reading What Mother’s Day Means to Me

budget, Divorce

Cleaning Up Your Finances after Divorce

Divorce is difficult, expensive, messy, and trying. One of the most dramatic changes is your finances. And once the papers are signed and filed, the next step is to start moving on with your life. One of your first steps should be getting a hold of your financial situation post divorce. It can be overwhelming… Continue reading Cleaning Up Your Finances after Divorce