Tag Archives: holidays after divorce

The Blues At Christmas

It’s been quiet here at chez Leeds. One is finishing his exams for the semester and the other one is still job hunting. I’m trying to get ready for Christmas but for some reason, I’m not really into it anymore. … Continue reading

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Happy For The Christmas Miracle

It was a rough Christmas here with lots of feelings flying around between the kids and me because of the push/pull from ex’s family about Christmas Day (which is my time with the kids) but they always guilt the kids … Continue reading

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Home For Thanksgiving

So I changed up Thanksgiving tradition this year and honestly, I loved it!  I spent the morning talking to friends who feel like family.  I started to decorate for Christmas and took down Thanksgiving (after we had our version of … Continue reading

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Fighting Thanksgiving

I’m already dreading Thanksgiving.  There, I said it.  I’m not a huge fan of turkey anyway, but now there’s so much wrapped into the holiday that I’m throwing up my hands in surrender.  Here’s the situation…. This year, I have … Continue reading

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Sticks And Stones

Tempers are heightened around the holidays and it’s like walking through a mine field these days with everyone being so sensitive and easily upset by the littlest thing.  It’s hard to find peace when people are so touchy and grouchy.  … Continue reading

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Take The High Road

I always try to take the high road when I can.  It’s innate in me because I want everyone in my life to be happy and I don’t like giving up or being blamed for anything.  It’s an insecurity of … Continue reading

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No More Taunting Memories

I’ll be honest, there’s a downside to decorating for Christmas.  It’s separating your present from your past.  Even though there’s a freedom in decorating my way, I found a few little treasures that I’d forgotten that I had packed away … Continue reading

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A Quiet Saturday

Kids were supposed to be with the Ex this weekend, but instead they’re with me.  It’s fine as I didn’t have plans anyway, but still.  It would be nice to be on a schedule that I can count on.  But … Continue reading

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Is the Grass Always Greener? Are You Thinking About Getting a Divorce?

Of course we’ve all contemplated if the grass is greener on the other side.  Hopefully before we make life changing decisions, we look at all angles before we hop into making a decision.  Sometimes, decisions are made for us though … Continue reading

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