The New You

Special Occasions Can Suck When You Are Divorced – Single Mum, Parents Article

  Let me preface this article with a caveat: what I am writing here applies not only to mothers on Mother’s day, it is applicable to father’s on Father’s day and to both parents for all significant events, holidays, birthdays, etc. Mother’s Day is approaching quickly. Mothers’ Day hasn’t ever been my favorite day. This isn’t a specific result of my divorce however the divorce made my feelings toward the day more intense. My relationship with my mother is strained…

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6 Things To Think About Before Having Sex With Your Ex – Single Mum, Parents Article

  Should you have sex with your ex? One thing is for sure, if you are newly divorced and have been without sex for a while, it can be tempting. When certain urges hit what better way to satisfy those urges than with someone you have a shared intimate history? If that is, you are still the least bit attracted to your ex. Keep in mind before going there that it will no longer be sex with your spouse, it…

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6 Things I Wish My Ex Had Known About Love – Single Mum, Parents Article

  Growing up, I always pictured my adult life as finding my Prince Charming and being “in love” with bluebirds singing, rainbows, and happily ever after. Yeah right! What my adult life looked like in my marriage, was more of a nightmare instead of that happily ever after. I knew what love was, I had felt it all my life growing up in a stable home with parents that showed love in their own marriage and showed love towards me.…

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6 Warning Signs You Are Dating a Narcissist – Single Mum, Parents Article

Could you be dating a narcissist and not even know it? After starting to date again after divorce, I often found myself drawn toward highly successful professional men who are competitive in business and strongly determined to continue to build their own financial empire.  Their determined, confident attitudes and visible business successes appealed to my strong desires for security and stability. A recent first date I went on was with this type of guy. My date with a dentist turned…

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8 Signs You Really Need To Get a Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

  I work a lot, an awful lot. I’ve been working an awful lot for years. Recently I’ve noticed something. I no longer get invitations to go out with girlfriends. Heck, I no longer get invitations to hang with family. Why? Because they are all used to me using work as an excuse for not participating in anything other than work. In other words, I need to get something other than a work-life. I need to get a real-life! I…

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10 Empowering Tips For Re-Entering The Workforce After Divorce – Single Mum, Parents Article

What distinguishes a divorced mom from any other applicant as she re-enters the workforce is that she is either in the midst of crisis or in the wake of a crisis. In the quest to find a job or clients and customers for herself, she will compete with people who are feeling settled and happy or, perhaps, wide-eyed 20-somethings newly out of college and grad school. She will compete against women who do not have the responsibilities of caring for children. She will compete against men.…

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