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Single Mom with Teenagers

By | 2022-11-25T09:43:38-08:00 November 18th, 2022|Divorce Self-Help|

Photo by Helena Lopes on Unsplash There have been memes regarding teenagers before the word "meme" existed.  The one that I recall seeing on little plaques in bookstores and novelty shops:  "Teenage grandkids are every grandparent's secret revenge on their own teenagers." I don't think my parents need revenge against me; I was a saint. [...]

Communication – Rules for Life

By | 2022-11-03T10:59:47-07:00 November 3rd, 2022|Beginning Again, Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

I'm an accountant. Accountants are notoriously bad at communication. Often, someone chooses to become an accountant because numbers are so straightforward. They are clear, concise, and easy to line up, deal with and sort. They are usually associated with projects and decisions with clear outcomes. I have stated it and will repeat it – I [...]

Luck Should Not Be Part of Family Law

By | 2022-09-12T14:06:19-07:00 August 1st, 2022|Divorce Self-Help|

When telling the story of my divorce, at some point, I say, " I was lucky that when my spouse and I separated, the news was spotlighting the Collaborative Process." A news article led us to find the perfect lawyers to help us transform our lives and get us back on track. When I discovered [...]

Split Personality

By | 2022-03-19T07:43:02-07:00 March 19th, 2022|Divorce Self-Help|

Photo by Joshua Fuller on Unsplash Did any of you watch Seinfeld back in the day? If you didn't, you can - it's now on Netflix. I watched Seinfeld, and there is one episode that resonates strongly with me. What I remember about the episode is that George was in conflict with his two personas: [...]

The CRA Punishes Two-Household Families

By | 2022-03-13T09:32:12-07:00 March 13th, 2022|Divorce Self-Help, Government Programs, News & Updates|

I originally posted this and emailed my MP in 2019, I never received a response. I have updated it and have resent it to the minister of finance. The issue persists. Dear Minister of Finance: I am a part-time single mom and a self-employed Chartered Professional Accountant. I work in the Collaborative Practice as a financial specialist to [...]

Children

By | 2022-02-15T13:50:22-08:00 February 15th, 2022|News & Updates|

Having a child is not a chance for a do-over. Children are separate beings, and while they may have some of your traits, they are not you, and they are always going to be growing up in a vastly different world than the one in which you grew up. Have you seen the list of [...]

The Future of the Child Support System

By | 2022-02-03T14:32:05-08:00 January 14th, 2022|News & Updates|

The Child Support System is Broken When will we stop with studies, anecdotal evidence, and "tweaks" to fix a broken Child Support System and go upstream and prevent people from falling into the broken system in the first place?  The current Child Support System perpetuates child poverty and trauma and leads to a never-ending cycle [...]