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This is Mine

By | 2017-08-15T00:42:45+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Divorce Self-Help, Parenting and Finances|

This is Kitty                 And this is Kitty out enjoying nature.  "Uh - looks like fireman Lego with a Darth Vader Lego cape and falling off headphones." That's what you think. Oh how wrong you are. Kitty (and Kitty is the combination of Lego man and the cat [...]

The BAD MOTHER

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:49+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Divorce Self-Help, Parenting and Finances, Self-Help|

Have you ever thought of yourself as a bad mother? I know I have. In fact, "I'm a bad mother" is a like a tagline that accompanies all my parenting mistakes. Despite knowing that parenting is challenging and I couldn't possibly be expected to get it right the first time (especially as I don't research [...]

The Child Support Guidelines and How they Impact Parenting Decisions

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51+00:00 November 12th, 2015|Divorce Self-Help, Financial Planning Steps, Parenting and Finances|

I recently did a set of spending plans for a couple that is separated. They are trying to sort of the how they are going to share parenting arrangements going forward.  Their individual financial situations depend on what they decide. Are they going to share parenting or is one parent going to be designated the [...]

Children, Postsecondary Education and Divorce

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Divorce Self-Help, Financial Planning Steps, Parenting and Finances|

When I was growing up, I was always told that I was responsible for paying for my own university education. My parents wanted me to go to university, but they also wanted me to start learning how to be financially independent. Actually, I’m not sure if it was a conscious decision on their part to [...]

Does Salary Level Determine the Worthiness of a Job?

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51+00:00 August 31st, 2015|Divorce Self-Help, Parenting and Finances|

Does salary level determine the worthiness of a job or a person? I think most of us would say “NO WAY!” including myself yet actions and behaviour speak louder than words. When I was earning a decent salary (actually some would have probably considered it indecent), for my age people treated me differently. They seemed [...]