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Custody Battle in the Vortex?

A long time friend wrote today asking me to envision seeing her on the winning side of an ugly custody battle. It’s the sort of request that makes me take a deep breath. Because while I feel deeply for her, and can tell how badly she wants this, I also know that approach doesn’t always turn […]

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  • July 24, 2011

Ending the Fight LOA Style

Sunday night I found myself inventing new swear words as I planted grass seed alone while my sweetheart lingered on the golf course instead of upholding his promise to help with the job. (Responsibility for grass growing and being AWOL with golfing are long standing issues at our house. I know it’s ridiculous but there […]

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  • May 3, 2011

Giving Up The Fight

It’s official. I’m giving up the fight today. On lots of things: I’m giving up my prejudice against processed food. (Why did I carry that so long? I know better!) I’m giving up trying to contain this feral foster mom. (Sweetie, you wanna go – you can go.) I’m giving up thinking I know how […]

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  • May 26, 2009