Divorce

Custody Agreements: What you NEED to Include!

I’m going to start this article upfront by saying that I am not a lawyer. Nothing you are about to read is legal advice… this is a culmination of data collected from my stepmom tribe and our mutual experi...

The BEST TV Shows with Nontraditional Families

If you know me personally, you know I’m a TV junkie… and I love it all! From comedy, to drama, and even the shows made for kids… if it has even a little bit of a story line, I’m all in! As we are fighting da...
15 Mind-Blowing Facts about Blended Families

15 Mind-Blowing Facts about Blended Families

This weekend, my husband, stepdaughter, and I attended my sister's high school graduation. My inquisitive 8-year-old asked me how I was related to the graduate, and thus, a detailed family tree conversation ensued. You see, I have 4 half siblings: one half ...

A Quick Reference to Common Custody Schedules

There's a big "C word" in the shared parenting world: custody. Parents love their children so much, and it's hard to be satisfied with the time you have. Whether it's 80% or 20%, it never feels like enough. Hav...
Before getting a divorce

13 Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before Getting a Divorce

When my ex-husband and I decided to split, it was like being thrown into another dimension. I knew nothing about dissolving a marriage - legally speaking, nothing about lawyers or how to pay for them, nothing about custody orders or the terms inside them. Noth...

Building Confidence after Divorce

Going through a divorce can really put your self-esteem through a loop. Whether you wanted the divorce or not, either way you'll be battling some pretty confusing emotions. You might be wondering why you weren'...

5 Things You Need to Hear When He Leaves You For the Other Woman

*I recently received a heartbreaking email from a divorced mother who was having trouble getting past the fact that her ex husband left her for one of the women he cheated on her with. I've seen this type of situation many a time, unfortunately. In response, I...

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 ...