Summertime Checklist

Summertime Checklist

The relief summer brings from the rush and press of the school year feels about like the cool breeze that sweeps over you as you sit on your front porch and drink that cold, sweet tea. Or mint julep. Anyway. For those co-parenting, the relief can...

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A Mother’s Legacy

A Mother’s Legacy

Late nights struggling with laundry, early mornings managing lunches and breakfast while wrangling kids into clothes, finding stains on your work clothes, digging through your purse and tossing aside one sock and five army men to finally find...

Orlando, Tuscany, and The Irishman

Orlando, Tuscany, and The Irishman

This past week I traveled to Orlando for work. After a contentious court hearing, and rude opposing counsel, I wearily made my way to Orlando International for my flight home. I arrived a couple of hours early to try to get an earlier flight...

Death, Divorce, & Taxes

Death, Divorce, & Taxes

Death and taxes: You know the saying. We can’t really escape either, so I’m going to group divorce in this category too; the ripple of divorce is almost inescapable and the loss from a divorce is equatable to a death.

Yo 2016!  See Ya, Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya

Yo 2016! See Ya, Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya

Goodbye 2016! Say goodbye to 2016! It is coming to an end and more than any other year in recent memory it seems most people are glad its over.  I think there are two primary culprits for the malaise:  1)  an incredible amount of loss in the...

Five Reasons to Value a Short Marriage

Five Reasons to Value a Short Marriage

Drew Barrymore is selling wine now. Did you know this? I read it not too long ago in an article about her divorce. Ms. Barrymore had one of those short-lived marriages we like to mock, throwing shade on the young and famous. But out of the death...

Elections, Farmers, and Thomas Paine

Elections, Farmers, and Thomas Paine

I have often written about Thomas Paine. Out of all the patriots that sacrificed so much for our country, he may be my favorite. He was unabashedly outspoken with his love of country, and he passionately pleaded with his countrymen to “lay their...