Renee’s Favorite (and not so favorite) Reflections of 2013


On this last evening of 2013, in the U.S. that is, I’m hyped up on pain meds after a dental procedure and looking back over a year that was a mixed bag of almost every conceivable thing one could think of.  Isn’t … Continue reading

Divorce and Child Behavior Study Survey

If you have been divorced within the past 3 years, and have a child(ren) between the ages of 2-5 currently enrolled in preschool, please consider taking this survey.  Alana, a doctoral candidate who is completing  her thesis in clinical psychology, created the online survey, which is anonymous and can be completed in under 15 minutes. Please find the survey at the following link:

Even though my son is an adult, I remember vividly the times when his father and I did not get along very well and how it affected our son’s behavior in the short-term.  Due to the distance between us and his father, our son visited WHN once per month, sometimes less. When an extended period of time went by between visitations, and after our son returned home to me, he would have a meltdown around day 3 after coming back. His dad’s and my parenting styles were different, and no matter how much I tried to get us on the same page, his father refused to be consistent. It was hard on all of us.

My experience dealing with this issue is why I’m happy to share this survey.  I’m also in graduate school, so how could I not help. 

Thank you for your support,

Come on!

My gmail SPAM filter sends all spam to my Trash folder. This spam includes notifications from a dating site I’d joined years ago but had since forgotten about. Thought I’d share some pick-up lines that were obviously selected from a list for your evening’s entertainment.

“Why aren’t you in jail? It’s illegal to look that good.”   RESPONSE:  I brought bail money. Enjoy your stay, though!  DELETE/BLOCK

“Is your dad an astronaut? Because someone took the stars from the sky and put them in your eyes.”  RESPONSE:  No, those are floaters. They’ve worsened with age.  DELETE/BLOCK.

“Do you trust your gut instinct?”  RESPONSE:  Not usually, but I’ll err on the side of caution and DELETE/BLOCK you.

“Do you have a map? I keep getting lost in your eyes.” RESPONSE:  All roads lead to Hell; you might want to make a u-turn. DELETE/BLOCK.

“I’m not a photographer, but I can picture us together.”  RESPONSE:  I was absent that day. DELETE/BLOCK

Experiencing nausea, yet? No? Read on…

“Remember me? Oh, that’s right; I’ve only met you in my dreams.” RESPONSE:  That was a nightmare. You obviously can’t discern fantasy from reality. DELETE/BLOCK.

“Hello, I’m a thief, and I’m here to steal your heart.”  RESPONSE:  I don’t have a heart. DELETE/BLOCK.

“You must have lasers in your eyes because you’ve stunned me.”  RESPONSE:  No, that was Superman’s heat vision.  I bring him everywhere with me.  DELETE/BLOCK.

“I’d love to survive a zombie apocalypse with you.”   RESPONSE:  Awesome! I can feed you to the zombies while I make my getaway. DELETE/BLOCK.


Reneé has been happily divorced since 2000 and is devoted to making the most of parenthood, even though she secretly likes the zombie apocalypse line.   

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