family value

Preparing to Fly

The therapist recommended that my children need to just feel joy. Pure, unadulterated joy. Have fun. Find ways to let go. So I organized a four-session private at Detroit Flyhouse, a circus school where we can take to the silks and the trapeze and let it all go. Heart-opening daring. We have lesson 2 this morning. Everyone is up earlier… Read more →

My four children, siblings to one another, a family unit of their own.

Sibling Love: Another Divorce Truth

When the Tsimhoni children were sent to juvenile detention for refusing to lunch with their father, the judge specified that they should be separated. Isolated away from one another. They’re already banished from their home and their parents. Now, they lose the only consistent support they have, one another. The other day, my eldest son commented about a troubling behavior of my… Read more →


The Ugly Side of Love

Three local children sent to juvie lockup because they refused to have a meal with their father. That’s the blaring news around me this week, and it ain’t pretty. And since I work with a family law attorney client, Alisa Peskin-Shepherd, I am deeply embedded into the case from an observer stance, working alongside her to make an educated statement… Read more →

I hope Asher will make friends at camp and have the kind of experiences you can only have away from home.

Letting My Kids Go

I’m surprised I don’t feel more sad.   Today, my eldest leaves for sleepover camp, and my other two kiddos leave for two weeks with their dad. We’ve been anticipating this separation for months now, and it’s finally here. In a way, I’m relieved. The anticipation is way harder than the reality. That’s always the way it is. Back in… Read more →