From the monthly archives:

June 2009

Anthems

by Carolyn on June 30, 2009

My friend Frank Fradella produces a weekly podcast called LINGO.  It is a collection of hand picked world pop music with the premise behind it being that music in and of itself transcends language and culture.  And I think he’s right.  I’m not a big listener of world music, but I’ve really enjoyed listening to […]

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Co-parenting? I don’t think so

by Carolyn on June 29, 2009

Co-parenting is all the rage for divorced parents.  With Bruce Willis and Demi Moore as it’s poster children; it calls for parents to work together in the same manner they would had they remained married with respect to their parenting roles.  And as difficult as it must be, the experts are unanimous in their agreement […]

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Splintered

by Carolyn on June 27, 2009

When two people divorce, they effectively end a union. It’s almost like the end of a book when you get to the last page and there at the bottom lies an offset cursive large print: The End. They no longer have to go to bed with that person, wake up with that person, eat a […]

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For the child of a bad marriage

by Carolyn on June 27, 2009

I am lucky enough to already have a faithful reader and diligent commenter of my work here. And she’s not even a child of divorce! Something about my writing touches her as it has for a small handful of you who have reached out and shared your stories and feelings with me. I can hardly […]

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Worthy of my scar

by Carolyn on June 25, 2009

I’m fine, thanks. Don’t worry about me. I’m good… really. We’ve all said them. Those words that tell others that we are fine and thereby don’t need their sympathy, support, care or concern. Even when sometimes we do. Why is that? A fear of vulnerability? A need to always appear strong? Or maybe a sense […]

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Stress!!

by Carolyn on June 25, 2009

It’s a tale of woe.  My poor little newborn blog died.  At least it was quick.  It didn’t suffer.  The only thing suffering around here was me.  And my family from dealing with me.  Oh yeah, and my hosting provider fromdealing with my many and sometimes weepy phone calls.  Ok, so everyone suffered a little […]

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How To: birthday parties

by Carolyn on June 25, 2009

After yesterday’s post, I felt like some levity was in order. I have been mulling over this post for a while now. I hope it’s tone and humour appeals to more than just us grown up children of divorce. This can be a funny subject too, you know. Some of us may not need this […]

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The connected ones

by Carolyn on June 25, 2009

Some people make me green with envy. I’m not talking about the wealthy, powerful or famous. Those qualities don’t impress me much. The people I’m jealous of are those who I call ‘the connected ones’. Not connected by way of influence; I don’t care much about that either. Connected emotionally; to themselves and to others. […]

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