Focus on getting better. Improve yourself. Take care of yourself. Keep your energy and thoughts off of the actions committed your former spouse/partner. If you have children, make them a priority. Commit to being the Better Ex!
A couple weeks ago, I dropped my second-born off in Kansas for college. In an effort to make the best of the long road trip, I tried to make an experience out of it. That meant that our dinner stop on the ride back to Atlanta needed to be unique. No fast food chains. Something... Continue Reading →
CLS Bloggers weigh in on two important health issues - faith and mental health. They answer the question surrounding whether prayer is a sufficient strategy to deal with mental health problems.
A few months ago, my daughter convinced me to allow her to have a sleepover party for her 11th birthday. I was reluctant, but ultimately gave in knowing this was our last year in this school district and she was moving on to middle school and new changes soon. (Reminder:It's not about you, Mom). So,... Continue Reading →
I have never had a reason to travel to Augusta, Georgia before last weekend. Besides a good friend moving there a few years ago, there was no other reason why I would make my way 2 hours east to get away from city life. However, last weekend, my 12 year old was competing in a... Continue Reading →
"Why is there is no celebration for the invisible ones who help the world go around? Since she doesn’t have a ring or child she fades into the crowded background of the miscellaneous." As a single, childless and 40-year-old woman it is rare that people say things like “Congrats on being single. I need to... Continue Reading →
Last week, while leaving a meeting, one of the members of the group yells to me, "Happy Easter, Hilda". I respond to her, "Thank you, likewise", and make my way down the hall and out the building. Whenever the traditional Christian holidays come up throughout the year, it can become very awkward for individuals like myself,... Continue Reading →
Sometimes I feel like there needs to be at least two more of me. And even then, I feel like I may only be able to get done only half of what's on my To Do list. By the time my day ends, I'm looking at the list and wondering how on earth I thought... Continue Reading →
"The new norm for me is to make Hilda a priority so that I can have the energy to give to my loved ones and be at my best." This time of year parents all over the country are starting to get to that point where exhaustion is starting to set in. The demands of... Continue Reading →