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My First Piece on Huffington Post: Shameless Self-Promotion


Please allow me this bit of shameless self-promotion. After my Demi Moore piece was picked up by the Huffington Post Divorce section, I was officially inivited to become a blogger for HuffPo Divorce. This was a thrill, since trying to … Continue reading

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Sophia Van Buren’s Blogger Space


Sophia Van Buren is on my short list of heroines. She weathered the wrenching implosion of her first marriage with quiet grace and continues to navigate ongoing custody drama with child-centered dignity. If you haven’t read her transcendent writing, you … Continue reading

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Mother and Child Reunion, Part Three


To read Part One, click here. To read Part Two, click here. “I’m going to visit you, wherever you are. You’re not going to get rid of me.” I was trying to assure Luca that the terms of the custody … Continue reading

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Mother and Child Reunion, Part Two


Read Part One here… I sidestepped unruly tufts of sage, stopping several times to swing that damn bullroar over my head, wincing as the rope burned through layers of skin on my right forefinger. As I stopped, again, to listen … Continue reading

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Mothers on Trial: a Book Review


When I started Perils of Divorced Pauline, I thought I was a freak of nature, the only mother I knew on the brink of losing custody of her child (which, in fact, happened this past June). During the course of … Continue reading

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Babbleicious


I am thrilled and honored to be featured on the grandmommy of all mommy blogs–Babble–today! If you’re so inclined, check out my original piece here.

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My Last Lunch with Luca, for Awhile


On Friday, I picked up my son from his last day of school to take him to lunch for his 14th birthday. I had not seen him since February, and when he walked down the hall in his white skinny … Continue reading

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On the Anniversary of a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Birthday


Luca has agreed to let me take him out for lunch for his 14th birthday tomorrow. It will be the first time I’ve seen him since February, when I took him out for a Valentine’s Dinner that did not go … Continue reading

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Dear Luca


Yesterday, June 12th, marked the one-year anniversary of Luca’s departure from my house. The circumstances that led to his living full-time with his dad were hellish and have been described to some small degree in earlier posts. Keeping my angry son in the house … Continue reading

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