The Ugly Truth About 50/50 Shared Custody

Why 50/50 Custody Didn’t Work For Our Family

When my ex-husband and I split up in 2013, we wanted the best for Miss A (who was 5 years old at the time). Our split was, fortunately, an amicable one, so we were able to negotiate together to help make the situation as easy as possible for all of us. Ultimately, Miss A’s father wound up living in a different state for a year and a half before joining us in our hometown just over a year ago. During that year, he visited her very regularly — he was in town almost once a month, was here for her birthday, even flew in for a daddy/daughter dance, and chatted with her on Skype once a week, so he was still very involved in her life despite the circumstances.

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How a Vegetarian Does Memorial Day

Memorial Day Sale!

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Tell Us Something Good

Though I consider myself a realist, I like to exercise optimism wherever I can. Life is just too short to dwell on the darker side of things. Life in general, especially life with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers can wear you down considerably, and sometimes you feel like you’re just stuck in a rut, with a long stream of bad luck. I don’t want to get stuck in that state of mind, so I am teaming up with my friend LeeAnn from The Life of Rylie…and Bryce too! for Tell Us Something Good!

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What could be blue?

About a week ago, I was reading Miss A one of her favorite books at bedtime (On the Day You Were Born), and in it there was a picture of something blue. Mid-sentence she stops me, saying “Wait. Wait, wait.”

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She’s a mama’s girl…

For the first time in her little life, Miss A has become a mommy’s girl.

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The paradoxical terrible twos

It hit me the other day how paradoxical the emotions you have can be when you have a toddler in the terrible twos.

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