Saturday, January 30, 2010

Second post

I'll eventually stop counting my posts...The Ottawa Citizen interviewed me this week for a story. The interviewer recognized that my cartoons were depicted very fairly between both men and women. It used to be that women got the raw end of the deal in often leaving them pennyless. It got so bad that the judicial system has now swung the complete opposite way, and it is now often the men who sit in basement apartments, paying child support to women who live with their new partners in nice homes and many together with their new partners make all the decisions about the children. The custody agreements are enforced to a T by the new happy couple, leaving the Dad no option to even keep his child for an extra half hour on his 'access'. It's because of these stereotypes, and the unfair portrayal of men and women after divorce that I make sure my cartoons are drawn fairly for both sides!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

It's only the beginning

This site is not going to be primarily dedicated to talking about life as a single person. I really hope to be talking about all kinds of things we encounter in my day to day lives. Although,being single is a subject that is dear to my heart. Whether through divorce or the loss of a loved one, we all at some point in our lives find ourselves alone. I do also really want to have input from married people. Afterall, you're taking a glimpse into the life you know could await you. Why not talk about it.
My Ex husband was really ill recently. We almost lost him. I can't tell you how scared I was. He's remarried now, and his wife put me on the list of people who were allowed to go in and visit him. We're proud to say that we all get along so well. We've maintained a friendship throughout our entire separation and divorce. I'm not saying it was always rosey...but we did it for our kids. I did it for myself too.
I'd love to hear your thoughts.