Divorce

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 ens...

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...
Healing after Divorce

Healing After Divorce: It’s Not Just About Stages of Grief

When your marriage ends - no matter who asked for the divorce - you're both going to hurt. Maybe not because you miss your ex per se (or maybe you do), but because your life is completely up in the air, nothing is "normal" anymore, nothing is familiar. Suddenl...

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't good enough, or if anyone will ever love you aga...

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 ...

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 for some time. You may expect older children to har...

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...

The Hardest Thing I Had to Learn as a Divorced Mom

Divorce is hard. Divorce with kids is harder. Getting divorced with kids and trying to fix the relationship to a point where you can co-parent because you want to do what’s best for the kids? That’s the harde...