Tag: divorce

Let My Puppies Go

Let My Puppies Go Most of us were at least in diapers in the 60’s when women in great numbers started to roar.  The night skies were alight with bonfires burning…what else—their bras? But not me.  I had waited way too long to sprout enough to need a bra—how could I give it up  without a fight?  So I kept my medieval torture chamber with straps, wearing it proudly as a badge of honor for that rite of passage. Motherhood brought on a whole new bra phase—the nursing bra became my constant companion.  Never leave home, go to bed or...

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8 Ways to Let Go

8 Ways to Let Go Sometimes when things come to an end, we feel more than slightly lost. When a relationship, friendship or job ends it could seem to crash our world. Our blood, sweat, tears, hopes and often life-long dreams seemed to be shattered. Other times the endings are not so serious and yet they tug at our heart strings. Life could seem to be out-of-control or at a sudden standstill. The truth is though, that life has changed, it will never be the same again. While we do need to honor that transition we should keep in...

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Five Hundred Lunches and Counting

Five Hundred Lunches and Counting I’ve been having lunch with the same three women nearly every week for the past 12-15 years, depending on which of us you ask. We have all known each other for longer than that, and our lunches began innocuously enough – four friends from the same community getting together to chat and share some gossip. None of us imagined that our weekly lunches would become a treasured and important part of our lives, an appointment we rarely miss and always look forward to, saving good and not-so-good news to share over a bowl of...

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What’s In a Name? For Me, It Represents My Journey of Life

What’s In A Name? My blogging life began two years ago as part of my big life transition that involved menopause, remarrying, moving to a new state and an empty nest. Writing became a driving force from within. Words coming from deep inside me, needed to be expressed, and found a home at my blog site. This recent posting was inspired during a morning meditation, as my writing often is. My name was a contemplative thought that morning. My given name was Laurel Wiljanen, accent on the first syllable of the last name. I have one clear memory of...

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“Single Dad Laughing” Dan Pearce 11am EDT Wednesday on YAK

Dan Pearce, the most popular Dad on the internet and voice of “Single Dad Laughing”  joins Kay on YAK Wednesday, 11am EDT He is the author of the world’s # 1 dad blog, Single Dad Laughing. His writings about fatherhood and other areas of life have been read, shared, and loved by millions. He has become particularly well known for his ability to write directly, simply, and poignantly about parenting, relationships, hardships, bullying, and love. “I started Single Dad Laughing because it was something I needed in my life. I needed to write. I needed to vent. I needed to feel human. And...

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You may feel a little pressure here! Love addict Part 4

You may feel a little pressure here!   It takes little effort to rattle off a list of reasons why it would be enjoyable to have a partner.  In fact if I timed you at 60 seconds I’m positive you could come up with at least 15 benefits of having a partner in your life right now. That is great! Now think of that list again. How many of those benefits only touch the surface of what a relationship should consist of? A vital part of dating is taking the time to understand why you have chosen to date...

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