From the monthly archives:

September 2009

Cause and Effect

by Carolyn on September 29, 2009

My parents met, got married and had me. I’m alive today and living a richer life than I ever could have imagined.  I’ll always be grateful to them for giving me my greatest gift – life. My parents got divorced. And I still feel a little sad, angry and hurt by that.  I sometimes wonder […]



Top ten ‘divorce’ movie characters

by Carolyn on September 25, 2009

I got this idea from Avitable.  I loved his top ten movie characters and I lamented in a comment that my blog wasn’t ‘cool’ enough to do the same.  His reply was, “Do it!”  So I thought long and hard about how I could approach my own top ten while keeping with the theme of […]



Alienation can go both ways

by Carolyn on September 22, 2009

I was struck by a blog post this week.  This isn’t where I was planning on going with this second installment on parental alienation syndrome (PAS), but it is completely relevant and I think it brings up some interesting issues surrounding alienation in a family post divorce. The post is from a great blog called […]



Understanding parental alienation

by Carolyn on September 18, 2009

It’s always amazing to me the insight one gains when they actually experience something.  I truly believe and have said before that with no real point of reference, it’s impossible to really understand something.  You can be empathetic, understanding, critical or disparaging until the day grows long.  But without the actual experience you can’t truly […]



Hey, has anyone seen Carolyn?

by Carolyn on September 15, 2009

Sorry.  No insightful essay today.  As much as I really wanted to produce one, I simply ran out of time.  Drat. I have gone back to work.  My lovely hiatus in the name of all things baby has ended and I am transitioning back into ‘working mom’ mode.  My kids have been wonderful and are […]



When oh when does co-parenting end?

by Carolyn on September 12, 2009

I think many co-parents have a bright shiny date in their future that they are waiting for like children on Christmas Eve.  Oh yes, I’m talking about that magical birthday that will signal the removal of so many thorns in their sides.  Although it’s not their own, it’s a birthday that they salivate at the […]



Suburban turmoils

by Carolyn on September 8, 2009

Love that tagline! Have you ever read Lindsay Ferrier?  If you haven’t, you should.  She writes a column for the Nashville City Newspaper, maintains her blog Suburban Turmoil and has also blogged for Parents Magazine.  This lady is one busy writer.  With her being both a child of divorce and stepmother, I’m always interested to […]



My newest hero

by Carolyn on September 4, 2009

I’ve got a few posts swimming through my head right now, but every time I sit down to write I come back to this.  I never really meant this place to become a personal journal.  I never wanted it to detail the day to day happenings of my life.  But today this post must be […]