Forget Flu-Season, It’s Divorce-Season

January may be divorce month but don't rush the decision

I recently heard a rumor that January was 'divorce month.' Really? I guess I am not surprised as the holidays can really take their toll on people; family gatherings, financial stress, and the pending New Year all have a way of pulling on those heart strings. Apparently, if you're filing for divorce in January you are not alone. If you and your spouse have children, are … [Read more...]

Why Divorce Means Believing

If you're facing divorce during the Holidays, now is the time to believe.

I am sad to announce my son no longer believes in Santa, the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy. At age nine he is officially stating out loud his lack of belief.  Yes, I have been lying to him all these years, and the last few I knew he had his doubts, but kept them to himself, because like me he didn’t want the magic to end. This was how I felt when I knew it was time to end … [Read more...]

Magical Debt Free Holidays

If you are contemplating or have been through a divorce this year chances are your budget is already stretched pretty thin. The looming holidays may have you panicking as you wonder how you will afford them. The good news is the best and most magical parts of the holidays won’t cost you a thing; you just have to put yourself in the right frame of mind. Spending a few dollars … [Read more...]

Parenting After Divorce: Giving Your Child an Allowance

Even preschoolers can start learning about money management

Whether or not to give your children an allowance is a decision many parents face.  Divorced parents must make the decision both on their own, and together.  Parenting and making these tough decisions on your own is difficult enough, add in consulting every decision with your ex, someone you no longer share a life with, well let’s just say things can get interesting. Your … [Read more...]

The Best Way to Lose Weight After Divorce

Lose weight after divorce by making healthy choices

Two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. Obesity rates have more than doubled in adults and children since the 1970’s. Going through a divorce usually has one of two effects on your waistline; the inches go up or down in drastic fashion. As I went through my divorce I was so stressed out I barely ate and I exercised in excess as a way to blow off steam. For … [Read more...]