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Co-Parenting: Tougher With Teens

Co-Parenting: Tougher With Teens

Co-parenting. Under the best of circumstances, it’s hard. Under the worst? Impossible. Getting divorced is a tough situation in and of itself. I know. I made that decision over 10 years ago. But what I didn’t understand then was what it would be like to co-parent with my ex-husband through our kids’ teen years. And...
Teenagers Are Time-Consuming

Teenagers Are Time-Consuming

I am sitting alone in my house. I’ve been up since 5:30 this morning. I went for a run after my high schooler left for the bus. I dropped my daughter off at her middle school then went straight to the grocery store. And I’ve got dinner for tonight all planned. I even went back...
An Ex-Husband's Parenting Choices

An Ex-Husband’s Parenting Choices

“What a f@$king idiot.” That’s what I was thinking when I got off the phone yesterday with my ex-husband as I was driving back from the Mom 2.0 conference. And 24 hours later, I regret my reaction. Well, mostly. Last week, my son was sick. Extremely tired and with a swollen gland under his chin...
The Divorce Decision

The Divorce Decision

My 17th wedding anniversary is on Sunday. Well, it would be my 17th if I hadn’t gotten divorced. No. Instead, ten years ago, at this time, I was in the painful realm of trying to figure out if I wanted to stay married to my husband, the father of my two children who were then...
A Jew In The Second Pew

A Jew In The Second Pew

There’s no place a Reform Jew would rather be on the second night of Passover than in a Catholic church, right? Well, that’s where I was. Sitting on the aisle, in the second pew, all the way up at the front. Where everyone could see me standing alone when the rest of my row went...
The Love Of A 100 Year-Old Ex-Grandmother-In-Law

The Love Of A 100 Year-Old Ex-Grandmother-In-Law

I’m going to a birthday party tomorrow night.A 100 year-old birthday party. For a person. And not just any person. My former grandmother-in-law. My ex-husband’s grandmother. The great-grandmother of my children. Nana, as my kids call her, is a pretty remarkable woman. (What an understatement.) She’s of Sicilian descent and grew up in New York....