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Divorce Vigilantes

Divorce Vigilantes

At the time of my Get – religious divorce – all I could think of was how hard and emotionally draining it was. I blogged about it here. What I didn’t realize till a little…

For Some, Divorce is About Revenge

For Some, Divorce is About Revenge

When my ex and I were going through the divorce process, we were both focused on making it as “easy” as possible on the children. Neither one of us was out to get the other,…

I Was Raised By Two Women

I Was Raised By Two Women

Yes, that’s quite the statement, but it doesn’t have the modern meaning. I was actually raised lovingly by my mother and maternal grandmother. No external male influences – just them, me and my brothers. We…

Turning 40

Turning 40

I am turning 40 according to the Gregorian calendar next weekend. Flowers, chocolate and jewellery are all appreciated . It’s always seemed like a watershed moment in my life – a definitive age at which…

Never say never

One thing I said years ago after my separation and subsequent divorce, was that I would NEVER ever get married again. In fact, I said I was off men for good. All they do it…

Moving On

It’s always hard when other people move on with their life, and leave you in the dust. Sometimes it’s friends getting married first, having babies first, graduating first. Other times it’s a lot more painful…

WWYD? Letter from a reader

I received this letter from a reader, and it struck a huge chord with me. I don’t know what my answer would be as I can relate with this issue. Please weigh in with your…

Doing things differently

My ex-husband and his wife had a baby girl today. My boys all knew within minutes of her birth. They were in three different locations, but they all found out almost instantly. Within an hour…

Changes – not mine….

My kids’ lives are about to change. My youngest will no longer perceive himself as the baby of the family, yet he always will be my baby. My oldest will soon be the oldest of…

Children come first

I have many divorced friends and acquaintances, and readers, and I am constantly shocked that are those parents who do not put their children first. Maybe because I am a mama bear, but it is…

WWYD – gift from ex spouse

I received this email from a reader. Dear Mama H, I hope you can help me out. I recently celebrated a significant birthday and my ex husband sent me a sizable gift card to an…

Divorcees shifting to the left

Oh How I love Hashkafa.com – usually I just roll my eyes and move on. But this is one of their posts this week and it does ring a bell. I have noticed that many…