Topic: divorce

Dear Courtney Stodden, It’s Going To Be Okay

Dear Courtney Stodden, It's Going To Be Okay

I have a soft spot for Courtney. I have seen her called the worst sorts of names, names no mother should ever hear in conjunction with her DAUGHTER spewed in headlines, in article comment sections, on message boards, on social media, all over. Put her in a pair of sweats and wash her face and at the end of it, she is just a girl, now pretty much a woman, and it just can’t be easy being her. More »

Anonymous Mom: I’m A Single Mom Of 4 Kids Since I Left My Abusive Marriage

Anonymous Mom: I'm A Single Mom Of 4 Kids Since I Left My Abusive Marriage

He was extremely abusive. I wasn’t allowed to use birth control or have a job. My job was home in the kitchen, and that’s that. I almost lost our second at five months pregnant from taking a steel toe boot to the back. After three years, the physical abuse tapered off, but it was daily verbal abuse. I was called a “bitch,” “dirty cunt” and a “whore” daily, in front of the kids. Our second daughter was a HUGE disappointment to him, as it was his third girl, and she has autism. More »

Dad Says His Batty Ex Would Take Him Unfriending Her On FB Harder Than Divorce

Dad Says His Batty Ex Would Take Him Unfriending Her On FB Harder Than Divorce

Facebook — and social media in general– is clearly a sensitive landmine for many. If it wasn’t, we wouldn’t have so many unanimous Facebook transgresses and digital fight outbreaks, as well as addictions. But despite whatever awkwardness might assume your social media browsing, let us hope the happenings on digital mediums wouldn’t transcend actual dissolutions of unions or relationships. To one guy’s ex-wife, however, not being Facebook besties would hit harder than their divorce — so he estimates. More »

12 Things Not To Say To A Blended Family Mom

12 Things Not To Say To A Blended Family Mom

My family is what most people call a blended family. I married my husband almost seven years ago, and when we met I had a child from a previous relationship, a daughter (now nine) who my husband loves like his own kid. We went on to have two kids together, my 5-year-old daughter and my 3-year-old son.

It worked for us then and it works for us now, but this isn’t always satisfying for the teeming masses, yearning to breathe free stay all up in my biznezz. More »

Anonymous Mom: I Envy My Part-Time Parenting Friends

Anonymous Mom: I Envy My Part-Time Parenting Friends

All but one of my girlfriends has split families where they only have their kids two to three nights a week and every other weekend. When they call me or I call them we’ll shoot the shit for awhile and they’ll tell me how last night (when they were childless) they got their hair done, or nails did, or went to the movie, or out to supper and it was SO AWESOME!!!! And OMG’S!!! What did you do last night?!?!?! I swear, if I bit my tongue and harder it’d bleed and that’s when I tell them, same old stuff, played with the boys cooked supper, did chores and went to bed. More »