Monthly Archives: July 2015

Child-Support: Paying Your Fair-Share?

Michael looked at me with a stunned glare. I re-ran the child support calculations again. After some (but not all) of his taxes were considered, the calculator showed the same number, 25 percent of his income for child support. “I knew I was going to pay; I just didn’t know it was going to be that much!”Primary bread-winners repeat after Continue Reading...

The 10 Decrees of Divorce Survival

The official document that finalizes your divorce is called a “decree.” It’s a formal, legal acknowledgment that your marriage is over. But long before you reach that official milestone, you must take ongoing, decisive action to ensure your personal well-being. The “10 Decrees of Divorce Survival” will help you cope with — and ultimately triumph over — the many challenges Continue Reading...

Supporting Single Dads

It’s not easy to be a single mom, and as mothers we know this whether we are one . . . or not. It’s common for women to support other single moms and to appreciate how that can be a tough journey as a mom and person, but it’s rare that people offer sympathy for single dads. Every Father’s Day, Continue Reading...

A Lesson in Parenting: Sometimes Our Kids Know Best

You know those moments as a parent when you realize you were dead wrong? I recently had one with my 24-year-old daughter when she announced that she would spend the summer backpacking through Europe. She wasn’t going with friends, didn’t know a soul on the trip. She would fly into Munich and spend 35 days with a bunch of 20-somethings Continue Reading...

8 Post-Divorce Dating Red Flags

I’ve made it no secret that I dislike dating. As an introvert, I cringe at the thought of making small talk with a stranger about where I grew up, whether I like my job, and what my favorite foods are (sushi and pizza, for the record). If I could just skip to the part where we order take out and Continue Reading...

Save the Date or Erase the Date? What Happens to Your Anniversary After Divorce?

I  still have the “save the date” postcard we sent to our friends and family to announce our engagement and wedding date. It was a cheeky, goofy, blatantly non-traditional design that perfectly captured our quirky personalities. The wedding day was pure joy and elation followed by epic mishap and ridiculousness: a perfectly imperfect day that many friends still consider one Continue Reading...

Paul Ryan Explains What Jeb Bush Meant When He Said Americans Should Work Longer Hours

WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul Ryan, who was Mitt Romney’s vice presidential nominee in 2012, declined Friday to say whether 2016 contender Jeb Bush’s recent declaration that “Americans need to work longer hours” was as damaging as Romney’s infamous “47 percent” remarks.“You’re Huffington Post aren’t you? What the hell?” the Wisconsin Republican joked at first.But Ryan, a notorious data geek, did Continue Reading...
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