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When your child moves in with their other parent

At the beginning of the year, I wrote a blog article on why I let my daughter move out.  She had been hounding me for months, trying to get me to agree that she could move in with her father who lived four hours away. I refused at first. I [...]

By | August 1st, 2013|11 Comments

Making time for each child

When his sister moved away, Taz held center stage in our family. But what happened when his sister moved back home?

By | March 5th, 2013|1 Comment

Why I let my teen move out

My 14-year-old daughter, DQ, is moving out. It’s weird, I never thought I’d type these words before she turned 18. But here I am, standing by as she packs up her bags and prepares to leave the nest. My nest. The one I have padded with protection and comfort since the day she was born, through a messy divorce, during financially tight times, and in her tumultuous teen years. She is flying the coop with my assistance when I drive her a full three hours away to live with her father. And this might just be the hardest thing I have ever done in my life.

By | January 8th, 2013|41 Comments

Dooce does divorce. Privately.

Heather Armstrong, blogger at Dooce.com, publicly announced her divorce before declaring it a private matter.

By | December 4th, 2012|6 Comments