EP: 161


Creating a New Identity After Divorce With Christine Pittman

For most stay-at-home parents, identity gets wrapped up in their kids. So, what happens when they divorce? How do former stay-at-home moms and dads figure out who they are on their own?

Christine Pittman is the Founder of Cook the Story, one of the top-ranked food blogs in the world. She moved from Canada to the US in 2010 with her now ex-husband and started her food blog as a hobby while she was a stay-at-home mom. In the divorce process, Christine grew the blog into a thriving business, and today, her recipes reach 2M-plus monthly readers, helping them spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table. 

On this episode of the podcast, Christine joins Katherine to share her experience in the adjustment period after divorce and describe how building Cook the Story supported her in the process of divorce recovery. She offers advice on letting go of control when your kids are with your ex, challenging us to pick our battles and model good behaviors for our children. Listen in for insight on introducing a new partner to your kids and learn how to look at divorce as an opportunity to discover who you are and what you want out of life!


How Christine’s food blog became a full-time business through her divorce

Leveraging creative pursuits to support the process of divorce recovery

Christine’s experience with figuring out who she was on her own in the adjustment period after divorce

Christine’s advice around letting go of control when your kids are with your ex

Why Christine suggests picking your battles with your ex 

How Christine thinks about modeling good behaviors for her children

Why Christine’s new partner avoids disciplining her children

How Christine and her ex-husband are working to be on the same page when it comes to discipline

How Christine, her new partner and her ex-husband navigate holidays

Christine’s insight on how divorce can be an opportunity for self-discovery



Cook the Story 

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Cook the Story on Instagram 

The Time Management Insider Podcast



The Center for Understanding Conflict

Miller Law Group

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The New Yorker’s Guide to Collaborative Divorce by Katherine Miller

Email katherine@miller-law.com

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