Archive for the 'Wisdom' Category


Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

As usual, time with FedBooHusband leaves me feeling some kind of way. Several kinds of ways actually. Wistful, always wishing we had more time. But then resolute that things are they way they have to be because of the commitment we both happily make as parents.  And then wistful again because our time together is […]

My kids are taking over the “Co-Parenting Matters” show!

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Our whole family vacation at Cedar Point, 2010 When our oldest daughter Taylor approached El Ex and me with the idea for an all-kids episode of “Co-Parenting Matters”, we thought it was a genius idea (not that we’re biased on anything). She said, “Co-parenting is for the kids, so kids should talk about it, right?” […]

Thanksgiving Thanks

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Yesterday, BabyGirl shared with me a list of what she calls, “Thanksgiving Thanks”: Family Life Friends School Food Love Books Words Dogs Cats Close [clothes] Shoes Fun Trees Colors Ari* The moon Music My heart? Melted. *I have no idea who Ari is. ETA: Mystery solved. Ari = air  

Keep Watch

Monday, November 7th, 2011

My Twitter friend, Pastor Katie Mulligan, posted this past Sunday’s sermon online. Here’s an excerpt: Each of us in our small ways cannot hope to dismantle the power structures that be—we are no mighty raging water that can flatten houses. But each small act of kindness and mercy toward another, each moment we take to […]

Co-Parenting 101: The Book (Coming in 2013)!

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

From Publisher’s Lunch Deesha Philyaw and Michael Thomas’s CO-PARENTING 101: Advice from a Formerly Married Couple on Parenting Across Two Households, the first book co-authored by a divorced couple for whom co-parenting is central to their daily lives, providing expert advice, practical tips, and tried-and-true tactics developed from real life co-parenting experiences, to Melissa Kirk at New […]

For Harriet

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Please do yourself a favor and check out the latest addition to my blogroll, For Harriet. The site’s tagline says it all: Celebrating the fullness of black womanhood.  The content is smart, thoughtful, and edifying.  I don’t come away from it feeling like, “Heard it all before…” or “We need to do better…”  I come […]

Stepmom Magazine Celebrates with a Super-Sized 2nd Anniversary Edition!

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

If you’re a stepmom or if you love a stepmom, do check out  January ssue of Stepmom Magazine.  The good folks there are celebrating their 2nd anniversary, and like all issues, it’s a can’t-miss! I recently submitted an article to Stepmom about my experiences as a stepmom in a long-distance marriage.  Lately, I’ve been writing […]

Favorite Things: Kristen Howerton of ShePosts Interviews Me

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

I was recently interviewed by Kristin Howerton who blogs at Rage Against the MiniVan and is the Managing Editor at, and it’s my favorite interview yet.  I think it was Kristin’s great questions.  Thanks, Kristin, for bringing the co-parenting conversation to the ShePost readers! You can read it here.

Throwback Post: Co-Parenting Resolutoins

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

“2010 Co-Parenting Resolutions” from my column at The Faster Times: These are still fresh for ’11!

“My Ex and I are Swingers…”

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Check us out! We’re the featured post at Huffington Post -Divorce! Click here!–> “My Ex and I are Swingers…and Other Myths About Cooperative Co-Parenting”