Your Relationships Matter

One of my 2020 goals is to improve my relationships with family and friends. These last few years have been difficult. Moving out of state, custody modification with my son, an emotional breakdown. I laid low last year. Embarrassed at how my life changed in three years time. People that were there for me in… Continue reading Your Relationships Matter

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

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

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

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

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

Helping Your Socially Awkward Tween

Being the parent of a socially awkward tween is difficult and heartbreaking. I was a socially akward kid all through school, and to see my son experience this social awkwardness is hard to deal. My son's name is Michael. He is 11 years old and in 6th grade. Michael, or Mike, as his father and… Continue reading Helping Your Socially Awkward Tween