Tag: Delaine Moore

Book Publishing Process: This Divorced Mom is Savoring Every Step!

Posted by Delaine - August 16, 2011 - On Writing My Book, slideshow, Uncategorized delaine moore upcoming memoir 2012 Canadian author
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I’m switching gears here today to talk about this amazing journey I’ve embarked upon with the traditional publisher who bought my memoir.  Cause not only is the book publishing process brand new to me, I’m finding the whole process fun and super exciting.  I swore to myself after I wrote my memoir, The Secret Life of…

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Awkard Moment: “Kiss Mom Right Now!”

Posted by Delaine - August 2, 2011 - Children, Dealing with the ex
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I was trading my kids with their dad this past weekend when it happened.  We’d agreed to meet just outside the gym in the mall and from there, the kids would go with him. But after I greeted him and passed over a few items he required, my 7-year-old daughter suddenly blurted out really loud. “Daddy,…

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Changing Your Name After Divorce

Posted by Delaine - July 10, 2011 - Career & Money, Career Growth & Change, Legal Matters, Midlife Divorce, Surviving
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By Certified Credit Counsellor, Suzanne Cramer While changing your name is often not a priority in the throws of a divorce, somewhere along the line you may find you want to change your name. Changing your name marks a new beginning or a return to the former you; it may not only make you feel better,…

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Drowning In Your Marital Home

Posted by Delaine - July 10, 2011 - Managing Money, slideshow
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By Certified Credit Counsellor, Suzanne Cramer I recently had lunch with a friend who has filed for divorce and is struggling with what to do with their marital home. Their situation is like many today who are faced with selling the marital home after a divorce and for various reasons, market conditions, location, and lack of…

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On the Hunt for a New Career: Don’t Just Sit There!

Posted by Delaine - July 7, 2011 - Career & Money, Career Growth & Change
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Going through a divorce is mentally, emotionally and financially draining. Maybe you have been home raising the kids while your husband worked; now that you are going through a divorce times have changed and you need to start earning income for yourself and your kids. Jumping back into the workforce can be challenging and takes…

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Fast or Slow: Consider All Options When It Comes to Divorce

Posted by Delaine - June 21, 2011 - Career & Money, Legal Matters, Managing Money
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By I Am Divorced Not Dead’s recommended Certified Credit Counsellor, Suzanne Cramer As I began the journey through my second divorce, I found myself older and wiser than the first time around. I did considerably more research, including knowing my options when it came to the proceedings. With our current economic conditions, everyone is looking to…

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I’ll Never Regret Being A Stay-at-Home Mom

Posted by Delaine - June 15, 2011 - Children, Parenting, Single Moms
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There have been many times since I got divorced that I questioned how smart my decision was to be a stay-at-home mom while married.  Cause in leaving the workforce for seven years, I not only left a gap on my professional resume, it left a hole in my self-worth.  And when I divorced, I felt so vulnerable…

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8 Ways to Save During the Transition After Divorce

Posted by Delaine - May 31, 2011 - Career & Money, Managing Money
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By I Am Divorced Not Dead’s recommended Certified Credit Counsellor, Suzanne Cramer. The economy has been on shaky ground for the past three years and re-entering the workforce following a divorce may prove to be more difficult now than ever before. Divorce is statistically one of the most trying life events both emotionally and financially. In…

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Never-Again Heart Break: It’ll NEVER Hurt So Bad Again

Posted by Delaine - May 30, 2011 - Grief/ Anger, Infidelity, Phases/ Stages, Wisdom Gained
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I was thinking about ‘heart break’ this weekend.  Not because I’m sad or because I’ve recently been hurt by someone. Rather, it’s cause I made the peaceful realization that I will never again hurt in this life because of a man, as deeply as I did when I discovered my ex-husband was having an affair. I’m not saying I’ve built…

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Should the Kids’ Stepdad Be Honored on Father’s Day?

Posted by Delaine - May 26, 2011 - Blended & Changing Families, Relationships
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This is a question many divorced women ask after they’ve remarried – and one that can be source of stress and fear.  After all, they don’t want to wrongly steal the spotlight from the kids’ biological father, nor do they want to upset their kids.  At the same time, however,  it seems a slap in…

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Ways to Make Extra Money When You’re Divorced & In Debt

Posted by Delaine - May 25, 2011 - Career & Money, Career Growth & Change
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By I Am Divorced Not Dead’s recommended Certified Credit Counsellor, Suzanne Cramer. When you divorce your income is often times cut in half and lifestyle changes must be made in order to survive financially-speaking. You’ve created a budget, you’re sticking to it, but sometimes your expenses outweigh your income and you start falling short each month.…

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Happy or Hurting? The Face Men Wear During Divorce

Posted by Delaine - May 23, 2011 - Advice, Grief/ Anger, Healing, Surviving
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Men and women are wired differently. They communicate differently, they process information differently, they cope with stress differently AND – they process feelings of grief differently, including those that stem from divorce. On the heels of last week’s video where I explored how women commonly cope with their feelings of loss after divorce, this week I’m…

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The “Good Life”: What Does it Mean to You Since Divorcing?

Posted by Delaine - May 17, 2011 - Career & Money, Managing Money, On being alone, Strong Mind & Spirit, Wisdom Gained
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Anyone looking in on my life when I was married would have thought, ‘Man, now she‘s living the Good Life.”  Cause in addition to having three beautiful children, a lovely home and lots of ‘toys’, we appeared to have a lot of love and wealth; the quintessential family dream come true. When I chose to file for divorce,…

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7 Smart Financial Moves to Make Before Asking for a Divorce

Posted by Delaine - May 12, 2011 - Career & Money, Managing Money
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Contributed by Certified Credit Counsellor Suzanne Cramer. Planning for your divorce is important. After spending years with someone else, parts of your life become entwined with your significant other– finances, belongings, and children, not to mention your self. That being said, when you know it’s time to part ways for whatever reason, you should begin planning…

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Scoring Points with Girlfriends/Wives: Giant Mistake #1

Posted by Delaine - May 10, 2011 - Making It Work, Relationships, Understanding Men/Women
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So you took your lady out for a lovely evening.  It included the works: her favorite restaurant, a film or performance she was dying to see,  romance to the n’th degree, and maybe even a surprise gift of flowers or a piece of jewelery. You could tell by the smile on her face and the…

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Summer’s Coming…Are You Planning A Vacation with Your Blended Family?

Posted by Delaine - May 9, 2011 - Blended & Changing Families, Relationships
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Summer will soon be here and some of you who have new boyfriends/spouses may be wondering what to do about vacation time:  what works best for the kids?  What’s ‘too long’, where should expectations lie, and most importantly, how can you make create a positive and memorable experience for everyone? Blended family expert Shirley Cress…

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Why Women Get Divorced!

Posted by Delaine - May 8, 2011 - Deciding to Stay or Go, Support & Girlfriends, Surviving
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At some in a relationship or marriage, we sit across from our partner and wonder where the romance and passion went… Remember back when he’d wine and dine you and go the extra mile just to see you smile? How he was keen to only put that best foot forward, and how special you felt…

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Only Love Can Break Your Heart

Posted by Delaine - April 30, 2011 - From the Dating Trenches, Longing...and Learning
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Written by Peter Ehrlich. I remember the first time I heard Neil Young sing Only Love Can Break Your Heart, I was in my early twenties.  And I remember what I thought about the song.  “Nice little jingle, but I should get back to Keith Richards banging out his signature dirty riffs to All Down…

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Helicopter Single Parents: Will You Give Your Kids Freer Range?

Posted by Delaine - April 9, 2011 - Co-Parenting, Parenting, Single Dads, Single Moms
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It happened last weekend.   My eight-year-old son asked if he could bike over to his friend’s place two blocks away. Right away I said no.   What if they got hit by a car?  What if some predator chased them down the residential streets?  I wanted him within eye/ear sight.  Just in case. But when I opened…

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The Other D-Word

Posted by Delaine - April 1, 2011 - Career & Money, Managing Money
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Debt. As you face the many challenges after a divorce you may be left with this four letter word. Many of us are panic stricken and think we have to file for bankruptcy to get out of it. Debt may have been the cause of your divorce, a catalyst, or just the result of the…

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