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Why You Should Date My Ex-Husband

In divorce, life, marriage, relationships on January 30, 2015 at 5:49 pm

While divorce has not always been a picnic for me, overall, my ex and I have managed to keep the claws in and focus on what is best for our daughter and the three of us as people.

Here is my piece for the Huffington Post Divorce Blog, “Why You Should Date My Ex-Husband

Playing nicely in my sandbox,

Laura

5 People To Be Wary Of When Getting A Divorce

In divorce, single mom on January 29, 2015 at 8:17 pm

This one is really for the ladies.

Divorcing ladies & moms:

When you go through a divorce, even the easiest ones have stress. It’s hard not to feel vulnerable, afraid, and stressed.

But please, be wary of these 5 emotional bloodsuckers you may meet on the path to divorce.

I personally have met 4 of the 5 people I discuss.

Please read and share this article on
Who To Be Wary of When Divorcing“– it could help a lady out!

Always On Your Side,

Laura

7 Arguments Why Mothers Should Work– Even Just Part-Time

In career, life, motherhood, single mom, working mom life on January 27, 2015 at 10:38 pm

Earning money– whether is is through a part-time hobby, a full-time career, or on a freelance basis, is crucial for mothers.

It boosts self-esteem, gives a woman workplace viability if she decides to return to work full-time later on down the line, and it gives her financial independence.

Here is my latest article on why SAHM and working moms alike should make their own money.

Paying My Own Bills,

Lifshitz

The Number One Reason People Stay In Unhappy Relationships & Marriages

In dating advice, divorce, marriage, relationships on January 27, 2015 at 4:50 pm

I was thinking about why people stay in unhappy relationships the other day.

A guy friend of mine kept complaining about how unhappy he was in his current scenario. I offered advice and feedback but at the end of the day, the complaints kept coming.

I finally said look: You either make it better, or you leave.

Sure, you can stay in this unhappy limbo but what good is it?

Read the rest of this entry »

8 Things A Man Does That Turn A Woman On

In dating advice, relationships, sex on January 26, 2015 at 10:34 pm

Here I am in the middle of a snowstorm, dead alone. It’s a damn shame. You all should know that winter exists so people can make babies or practice making babies. I won’t be doing either. The other day, a poor guy who rang me up at a convenience store gave me one of the lamest pick up lines ever. Before I could hand him my items to scan he says: “You look like such a happy person (I do). Do you know any good clubs out here? Anywhere to have fun?” Me: “Nope, I have no clue. Sorry.” Him: “But you look so happy. I really want to go out and have fun. I really want to go to a club.” Me: “I really don’t know where to go. I hope you have a good weekend. Good luck!” I think he may have had some learning issue. I don’t know. His awful approach though had me thinking that I know full well what turns me off about most men– and most women do too. But what turns us on by the opposite sex? I started to remember guys that always seemed to excite me– no matter what the situation. So I’ve compiled a list. Here goes: Read the rest of this entry »

5 Tactics To Get Out Of Making Dinner Tonight

In humor, life, motherhood, parenthood, single mom, single parent life on January 26, 2015 at 6:05 pm

There’s nothing worse than making dinner day in and day out, without ever a respite or helping hands to give you a break from your role as family chef!

But never fear, I– dinner-maker avoider & Jill-of-all strategies, have 5 tactics to help you get out of making dinner tonight.

And yes, I am not above using my feminine wiles to make that happen damnit.

Enjoy these 5 tactics here.

With a spatula and a serving tray,

Laura

The Pact Part II- Letting Go Of Bad Men, Low-Self Esteem & Embracing the future

In dating advice, divorce, life, marriage, relationships, single parent life on January 23, 2015 at 8:48 pm

I wrote a week or two ago how I had promised myself I would not return to negativity, bad dudes, or obsessive worrying, but in this version, I got more real and honest about where I have been…and where I plan to go.

Please share this article…you never know what woman is struggling to get on her feet.

With Candy, Kisses, & Chocolate Chips,

Laura

P.S.- Don’t leave me lonely– Valentine’s Day is almost here. Follow me on Twitter or send me a virtual hug on Facebook!

Before I Was A Parent: I Thought I Knew It All

In humor, life, motherhood, parenthood on January 22, 2015 at 6:24 pm

Before I was a mom, there I was shaking my head while a mom toted a toddler to the store in the polar vortex cold, without shoes.

Before I was a mom, there I was tisk-tisking when parents brought their rambunctious preschoolers to “adult” restaurants.

I never said anything but silently, I judged…and now, as a mom, karma has bit me in the butt.

Read “To The Parents I Judged Before I Was A Parent” now.

With A Humble Apology,

Laura

Is it Hyperemesis? My experience with Hyperemesis Gravidarum in Pregnancy

In motherhood, pregnancy on January 20, 2015 at 7:04 pm

When I was first pregnant, I thought I would be exercising and glowing during my pregnancy.

The reality was my health was in danger, and I was anything but glowing.

Here is my experience with Hyperemesis Gravidarum in pregnancy. Share this story– you could help a mom who is suffering in silence.

With Love,

Laura

My Funny Mom Fails: Does Your Kid Like To Sing The Word Vagina?

In humor, motherhood, parenthood on January 15, 2015 at 6:09 pm

Sometimes as moms, we have some not-so shiny moments that we’re not dying to share all over social media.

Why? Well, sometimes these moments are sad, embarrassing, or otherwise. Women like to act that as moms, they know what they’re doing all the time. It’s false and annoying to keep up the ‘Perfect’ Mommy charade so in honor of airing out my fails, here’s my article on some of my funniest mommy fails and most of them require potty words!

With A Fart Joke & The F Word,

Laura