Author Archives: Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a divorced mother of two elementary-aged boys. She is a former English professor and lay minister who now manages the office and communications for a local church. When she's not working or writing, you'll usually find her cooking for her loved ones or hanging out at coffee shops and bookstores. Contact her by e-mailing her at Elizabeth@mumblingmommy.com.

Dear Guy Who Mansplained My Divorce To Me

Dear Guy Who Mansplained My Divorce To Me, I’m glad your marriage is happy and perfect. I’m glad that your…

Kids and Chores: A New Approach

My kids have been off of school for a few weeks, and I’ve already heard the dreaded words “I’m bored”…

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Letting Go of Divorced Mom Guilt

All moms have Mom Guilt. Do you work? Then you feel guilty for being away from your kids. Do you…

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11 Things You Should Know About Backyard Chickens

Urban chickens are as trendy as hipster beards and mom tattoos. More and more cities are allowing them (at least…

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Why my Kids Don’t Need a Stepdad

The ink was barely dry on my divorce papers before the “s” word came up in conversation: stepfather. Stepdad. My kids…

Life After Divorce: The First 6 Months

2016 was a rough year. Between celebrity breakups, celebrity deaths, and an emotionally charged presidential election, many of us were…

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Why My Kids Aren’t Doing Their Homework Anymore

Here’s why my kids aren’t doing their homework anymore, but are still learning plenty at home.  Dear Kindergarten/ Second Grade…

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What Women Fear and How it Shapes the World

The things women fear impact more than just the individuals experiencing them. In the near future, I’ll have a mammogram to follow up…

KonMari Method: Decluttering Really is Magic

The title of Marie Kondo’s book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” makes…

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Fresh Smoothies Recipe: Great for Spring

We LOVE to make this fresh smoothies recipe in our house. Smoothies are a favorite after-school treat or weekend breakfast. We’ve…

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