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Why create a Divorcée Cafe?

Why create a Divorcée Cafe?

Why? WHY? WHY?! Divorce doesn’t go away once we sign papers ending a marriage. It is imprinting in our DNA, our children’s DNA, and forever in our lives after. If we want to get scientific, our divorce is imprinting epigenetic changes for our grandchildren. There is no aspect of our life from now on that…

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Loosen up, Buttercup!

Loosen up, Buttercup!

Holidays have a habit to heighten emotions at an already crazy time in a single parent’s life. No matter how you slice it or dice it, there will be stress somewhere. As we watch our Littles, divorce is a friggin’ blinking beacon like lights on the Christmas tree. Guilt begins to well up inside us…

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The Need to Believe

The Need to Believe

When I decided to file for divorce, Mina was 4. She had imaginary friends in her books she would talk to and dance with who gave her comfort during an uncertain time. Divorce is so hard on kids because it brings up the conversation about love and loss. “Mama, if you and my dad stopped…

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Worthwhile Wellness

Worthwhile Wellness

It was the first holiday season that defied any kind of familiarity.   Mediation for our divorce had yet to be scheduled, and I had moved from the home and relationship I’d helped create over the last 24 years. I felt somewhat like the solitary stocking that had been hung with care over the fireplace, blazingly…

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The conversation begins…

The conversation begins…

Yesterday was a big step. We opened the door to the conversation about Divorce as we recorded our first podcast for the Divorcee Cafe. It’s time to bring it out of the shadows and talk about it: the good, the bad, the ugly in order for us all to move on and heal. It didn’t…

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A Bit Taboo

A Bit Taboo

Traveling the road of divorce contemplation was a scary one. In fact, it took a very long time for me to openly discuss my feelings with anyone. From where I stood, I believed even saying the word “divorce” was taboo. However, my perception of marriage and divorce was changing and the “D-word” needed to be…

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Let’s do this thing!

Let’s do this thing!

When I first got divorced, I had no idea what to do, who to talk to, or where to find support. I made my way through like most people do, but looking back, I knew there was a better way if only I had the tools and clearer road map. I created the Divorcee Cafe…

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