divorce

My Parents are Divorcing

One of the worst things about divorce is the effect is has on your kids.  You change the trajectory of their lives.  In our case, we pulled our daughter from a safe home environment, and shoved her into a place where she’s shuffled around from state to state.  From the moment I knew divorce was…

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Drink, Pray, Love

I’ve declared this year, the Year of Me.  I’m on a Drink, Pray, Love spiritual journey.  Kind of like Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, but with drinking instead.  I’m definitely an eat to live person, and while I will never turn down a steak, I prefer to throw down a good Pinot Noir.  Or a…

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What’s My Name?

When I got married, I had the distinct pleasure of going from being a Smith to a Jones.  It was such a major step up, I didn’t even want to change my name.  It didn’t make much of a difference to me, but it did to my future ex-husband.  My last name was one of…

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Let’s Talk About Dating {in your 40’s}, Baby

Now that I’m divorced, single and trying to manage this dating in my 40’s thing, I’ve thought a lot about how things have changed since my 20’s, but yet they’ve stayed the same.  Dating, to me, is terrifying because I can be super awkward at first, especially if I’m not drunk.  But, there’s something exciting…

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One Day at a Time

May 4, 2016   Dear Mrs. Shaw’s Class, Ella Jones was born on a very hot August day in Los Angeles, California.  She moved to Arizona when she was one and a half years old.  She loves to go to new places and explore new things, but at the same time, she likes to have…

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