Category: Time Without Kids

A Good Cry On A Saturday Morning

Posted by Delaine - June 13, 2011 - Grief/ Anger, Phases/ Stages, Time Without Kids
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So I’d planned to spend this morning – this lovely Saturday morning – being super productive and getting work done.  I have two chapters of book edits sitting in my inbox from my developmental editor which I haven’t touched in days.  And I have important errands to run, that can no longer be postponed. It’s […]

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“Mommy” vs “Woman Entitled”: Juggling Identities After Divorce

Posted by Delaine - May 21, 2011 - Between the Sheets, Cougars & Single Moms, Dating & Sex, Time Without Kids, Women's Sexuality
divorced mom seductress lover sex after divorce  “Mommy” vs “Woman Entitled”: Juggling Identities After Divorce

The other day a client and I shared a good belly laugh over a recent ‘event’ in her life.   For the first time since divorcing (over a year ago), she’d brought a man back to her house and taken him as her lover; a memorable event in any divorced person’s history book, I know! But […]

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“So What” If Your Husband’s Gone!

Posted by Delaine - February 5, 2011 - Escaping: Books, Music, Films, Time Without Kids
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Reminding you here today that just cause you’re getting divorced doesn’t mean you have to sit at home listening to sad songs and crying in your tea.  Are you going out tonight? Need to put on some attitude? Then wear it like Pink does – and remember babe, you is divorced not dead!

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How Do You Spend Your Time Without Kids? Pity Party or Private Party?

Posted by Delaine - December 15, 2010 - Parenting, Time Without Kids
divorced mom without kids what to do  How Do You Spend Your Time Without Kids? Pity Party or Private Party?

This afternoon, my former husband picked up our three kids for the weekend. And as they drove away, I shut my front door and smiled. ‘It’s ME time,” I thought contently. “For the next 48 hours, this full-time divorced mom is officially ‘off-duty’ and free as a bird. Whoopee!” I could have gone out with […]

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Another Big Life Passage Is Upon This Full-time Divorced Mom

Posted by Delaine - September 28, 2010 - Career & Money, Career Growth & Change, Healing, Identity, Parenting, Phases/ Stages, Single Moms, Strong Mind & Spirit, Time Without Kids
divorce evolution woman1  Another Big Life Passage Is Upon This Full-time Divorced Mom

Three weeks ago, the youngest of my three children started school full time.  And as she disappeared into the school with a brave look on her face, I stood in the school yard waiting for ‘it’ to hit me: sadness…or at least nostalgia.  I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for ten years after all… But I had tears.  No […]

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How To Meet Men After Divorce: Maybe Rent A Fancy Car?

Posted by Delaine - June 1, 2010 - Concerns & Fears, Dating & Sex, From the Dating Trenches, Time Without Kids, Understanding Men/Women
woman driving fancy car  How To Meet Men After Divorce: Maybe Rent A Fancy Car?

Women often ask what the best place are for them to meet men.  The gym, a dog part, Home Depot, or a great steak house – people always have one idea or another to offer up.  But today, just for fun,  I want to top it off with one more – one that was inspired by a little story […]

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Would YOU Go Out To A Bar/Lounge/Dancing By Yourself?

Posted by Delaine - August 11, 2009 - Dating & Sex, From the Dating Trenches, Social Barriers & Change, Time Without Kids, Understanding Men/Women
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This past Saturday night, I found myself wanting to get dressed up and go out, but all of my girlfriends were busy.  I was frustrated; I didn’t want to spend my limited time off without kids watching a movie at home.  But what was the alternative?  Go to a bar lounge by myself?  No way! […]

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Another ‘First’ – A BIG Stretch of Time Without Kids

Posted by Delaine - July 31, 2009 - On being alone, Parenting, Time Without Kids
divorced mom time alone  Another ‘First’ – A BIG Stretch of Time Without Kids

This here divorced mom is sitting here wearing her SuperGirl jammies, with freshly painted toenails and a white skin mask on. Yes, I’m having an evening of self-pampering.  But tonight feels different than other ‘grooming’  nights – it’s the kick-off to my 10-day ‘vacation’ without my three kids. This is the first time since I had kids, […]

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My First Spring Break Without Kids Since Becoming A Parent

Posted by Delaine - March 30, 2009 - Parenting, Time Without Kids
divorced mom alone without kids time off  My First Spring Break Without Kids Since Becoming A Parent

To many parents, married or single, Spring Break can send a jolt of  anxiety through them.  Cause for many of us, it doesn’t involve a one-week trip to Jamaica; it involves extra planning and work while we simultaneously tend to our full-time jobs.   Myself being ever-the-organizer, I’ve always started planing well in advance for this holiday in past […]

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Silly & Soulful, all in single mom’s night alone

Posted by Delaine - February 7, 2009 - Parenting, Time Without Kids
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On our nights alone without kids, we have choices: what to do, who to talk to, and most importantly, how to feel.  I will be honest with you – for months after getting divorced, I spent many a night alone grieving. The stretches of time in front of me served as feeding time for my […]

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Psych Yourself Up and Go Out ANYWAY!

Posted by Delaine - January 30, 2009 - Parenting, Support & Girlfriends, Time Without Kids
go out divorced women  Psych Yourself Up and Go Out ANYWAY!

Goddarnit the excuses roll in sometimes when it’s time to go out.  I mean OUT out – like dancing, having fun, having a few drinks.   “I’m so tired,” is usually my number one bail-out; single parenting and working full-time leave me spent.  Feeling “fat and ugly” is usually excuse number two.  “It’s too much effort to […]

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