Non-Custodial…Mom?

My son has lived with his father, my fearless co-parent and former husband, full-time for 14 years, and only recently did I manage to ditch my iPhone for an hour-long yoga class. I got divorced. My ex assumed residential custody. I never stopped being Mom. You don’t stop being a parent when your child is …

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Co-Parenting Constructively, Not Contentiously Part 1: Is An Attorney Truly Necessary?

Co-parenting with an ex of any sort -boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse, partner - is difficult during the best of times. The reasons your relationship didn’t work out will come into play each and every time you interact with your ex, whether you want them to or not. Being a co-parent means putting aside all of the …

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Vax or Vex: What To Consider Before Vaccinating Your Child

Writer's Note: It's taken me longer than usual to write the piece below. I wanted to be sure I got it exactly right. I've read the content linked in bold below and I encourage you to do so, too. Read all of it, including the Safe Vaccine Guide on Generation Rescue.org, Jenny McCarthy's Autism Treatment …

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An “Alleged Incapacitated Person” aka OK, Our Child Has A Disability. Now What Do We Do?

Parents see their children with their hearts, not their objective minds. That makes it exceedingly difficult to accept it when the unexpected - a cognitive impairment, a learning disability, a spectrum disorder - starts to impact their child. Michelle Krone, an attorney at Price, Meese, Schulman & D’Arminio, P.C. in Woodcliff Lake, NJ does an …

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No Pentagrams: The Reality of Fantasy Role Playing Games and Gamers

For the last year my life has been filled with adventure, intrigue, fallen heroes, deadly missions, and challenging opponents. Armed with only paper, pen, and a 20-sided die, I have fought through a dungeon, infiltrated a battleship in the Pacific, negotiated my way past a fire breathing dragon, and sought to free slaves in a …

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That Guy: The Day My Future Was Decided

My junior year at what was then called William Paterson College. I was 21, tall, thin, idealistic, still naturally blonde, and I was going to change the world with WordPerfect and a dot-matrix printer. Then I met Guy. Not any guy, a guy named Guy. Guy Moore: the ten inches taller, much blonder, Editor-in-Chief of the …

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Free From Perfection: To Be a Writer, You Have to Give Your Work Wings

The work never matches the dream of perfection the artist has to start with. --William Faulkner As with most creative professions, the definition of "successful" and "professional" are in the eyes of both the person creating and the person, for want of a better word, receiving the creation. Are you a "professional" artist if someone …

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10 Things Highly Creatives Need to Keep in Mind When Loving a Highly Practical Person

I recently got caught up in an article by Justin Gammill called: 10 Things to Keep in Mind When Loving a Highly Creative Person. As a highly creative person who walks a fine line between getting lost in her craft and making sure her husband has clean work shirts, I was curious what Gammill had to …

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