Co-parenting

“To share the duties of parenting a child”.
In other words, it’s when a family splits in two and
can still mutually and beneficially work together
in raising their child in a more positive way.
My Child's Stepmom

Things I Wish I Could Tell My Child’s Stepmom

As far as divorced moms go, you'd probably consider me a lucky one. It's easy to take one look at our blended family - my daughter's father, stepmom, stepdad, and I, see how we all get along now and co-parent s...

Free Your Life: Embrace the Co-Parenting Mental Shift!

It was kind of a rocky road for me when I first started dating my now-husband. I was learning how to be a parent, doing my best to break down his emotional walls he built up after his divorce, all while seeing ...

20 Things I Wish my Stepchild’s Mom Knew: A Letter to BM

  The moment that my stepchild's mom and I first started getting along, I noticed a visible shift in my stepdaughter's demeanor. She was happier, less anxious, and carefree, like a 6-year-old should be. She was no longer surrounded by hostility and ten...

How to Negotiate Custody and Support the Right Way

When my stepdaughter's mom served us paperwork last year to modify our custody agreement, my husband and I were shocked, angry, and scared. We're both conflict avoidant people, so the idea of going to court to fight for time with our daughter was nauseating...

How to Answer Your Child’s Questions About Divorce

When a mother and father separate, it can be hard for children to wrap their heads around. Even if they know you and their father (or mother) are splitting apart, they may not fully comprehend what that means f...

Divorce and Children: Get Over Yourself

Stop fighting over time, stop putting all your focus on counting days, stop disrespecting the other parent’s time. Just stop it. Your child loves both of his parents, and he wants to spend quality time with bot...