Remarriage

What is Normal

February 26, 2013

in Life Lessons

Yesterday I posted about the unusual living arrangements Sean and I have chosen for our family. I stated I recognized it’s not normal, but that it works for us. What I received in return for publishing this post was a reminder from my readers to focus on what best works for us–however non-traditional it might […]

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Before Sean and I met he had discovered a new community ten minutes from work and the same distance from his two youngest kids. The spacious, city-style brownstones are a short walk to the downtown area, featuring a grocery, movie theater, great restaurants, the gym he already belongs to, a wine bar, and lots of […]

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Together as a Family

February 1, 2013

in Parenting

Last night there was a family spat that resulted in tears for three of us. The details of what happened will remain private since it involves the kids, but what I feel compelled to share is Sean’s reaction to the challenge we faced. The argument happened in the car. When we arrived home, Sean was […]

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Sean broke our wedding vows recently. The fact we aren’t married yet is just a technical detail. What is important is the commitment he made, to uphold five promises, now and when he is my husband. I have happily embraced my current marital status, writing articles espousing the benefits of singledom. When we first started dating, […]

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Work, after school activities, dinner prep, house cleaning, homework assistance, errand running, bill paying, and peacekeeping are some of the activities responsible adults with children attend to on a regular basis. It’s hard to make time for the other things we love: reading, exercising, taking up a new hobby, or catching up on a favorite […]

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Sitting in American Girl Cafe waiting for our server to greet us, Princess Daisy spotted a bright pink box in the middle of the table. In it were slips of paper with questions. She loved the idea of taking turns posing questions, which started one of the most memorable meals we had in New York […]

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