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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Archive for the ‘Divorce’ Category

My Sticker Calendar helps separated families keep track of shared time

My Sticker Calendar

Any parent who has shared child custody will tell you that one of the biggest challenges is keeping track of shared time. Cody Nelson, of Phoenix, shares parenting time and admits, “The hardest part is having two people able to communicate.” The Arizona Department of Economic Security’s (DES) Child Support Services is hoping to simplify that communication […]

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Spring Cleaning

The Passover story tells how the Jews left Egypt and were freed from decades of slavery. I sometimes wonder if my culinary servitude isn’t God’s way of offering me experiential understanding of my ancestors’ plight.

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Go live with a car battery…

Unconditional love is the culprit of all rotten behavior.

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Honesty is…usually the best policy

It can’t be easy to learn that your cherished mother was once a toothless carnie or a handsomely paid exotic dancer.

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Breaking up is hard to undo

I never in a million years would have thought that my failure to acknowledge her torrential toilet would have caused the total demise of our friendship.

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He’s driving me crazy!!!

    I am an enabler. Really, I am. I’m like the classic example of someone stuck in a destructive relationship. I make excuses for indefensible actions. I forgive innumerable disappointments. I turn the other cheek so often, I’ve developed chronic whiplash and need to see a chiropractor on a regular basis. This abuse has […]

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A real life email to my husband during tense economic times

There’s even a show for Moms addicted to energy drinks. Figures I gave up my Red Bull a few years ago.

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Parental alienation

EDITOR’S NOTE: Names and some descriptive details have been changed to protect the privacy of the family. This may be the eighth Christmas that Beth does not share with her son Will. She missed the first time he shaved. His first day of high school. The day he tested for his drivers’ license. Will was […]

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