Life After Divorce: Stage 3… Finding “The One”

In the previous post you read the horror story of dating, or at least for me it was at first.  And then I met David.  After going out for a month or so I was starting to feel like I had really met the unicorn of men.  He was smart, sweet, thoughtful, and he always went out of his way…

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Life After Divorce: Stage 2…Let’s Start Dating

After a few months of being newly divorced and working on finding myself, I decided that I was ready to venture out into the dating world. All I can say is WOW! Dating sure has changed since I was what you would call “on the market”, which is exactly how I felt in the beginning. Fresh meat. These days it…

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Life After Divorce..Stage 1

I met my first husband when I was 18. We married when I was 20. Our first daughter was born two years later and our second daughter was born five years after that. We were young, inexperienced with life, and had very little clue how to deal with the roller coaster ride of marriage. After 16.5 years we parted ways,…

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Revenge on Telemarketers!! How To Get THEM To Hang Up On YOU!

I’m writing this only 10 minutes after getting off the phone with a telemarketer from Card Membership Services.  “John” wanted to let me know that there was nothing wrong with my credit card at all, which is good since I don’t use it, and that he just wanted to tell me that I qualify for a lower interest rate.  WOW! …

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Things To Do On a Budget!

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I would really like to do something different for date night, or this weekend, or with the kids, but it’s just too expensive!”  Then this post is for YOU!  After my divorce, money was very tight, therefore, family outings were very rare.  We had to budget EVERYTHING, and I do mean everything.  I stumbled…

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The January Ipsy Bag…Worth It or Not?

I have a confession….I’m a new Ipsy subscriber.  There, I said it.  I’m probably one of a handful of women who have NOT jumped head first into trying this little glamour subscription but I’ve never been much of a “glamour mom” anyway.  I was lucky to get a shower and a little eyeliner on each day just to keep from…

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Why I Started a Blog and How It Helped My Relationships

I am one of those people that has to have something going at any given time.  I can’t sit still.  My mind can’t tolerate not having something to plan, think about, or contemplate.  This undoubtedly put a strain at times on my relationships with everyone.  When I get focused on something I put 200% into it to the point of…

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Welcome to My Chaotic Life!

Hi!  I’m Michelle and I’m very excited that you have stopped by to check in on my chaotic life.  I’ve been a single mom for 6 years and in that time I have learned more ways to save money, do repairs, laugh at myself, and basically survive than you could ever imagine.  I’m still a chaotic mess but I’m making…

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