Saying Happy Birthday is important. It celebrates a milestone, a life lived, and because of that its never wrong. If your children are pre-school or school age, they're watching you to see how you treat your ex. If they're older, guess what? They're still watching. You can either be an example of kindness and family-respect, or you can show them how heathens handle these moments.Read More
We don't like to think of our depression as mental illness, but often it is. We don't like to think of that recurring feeling when you just want it all to end as suicide ideation, but many times it is. We don't like to admit that the feeling of "can I just walk away from all of this", or the times when we did just"walk away" could have been the beginning of situational mental illness. But many times it was....Read More
Not too long ago, I wrote about moves that would make people think that your co-parenting game was on point. When it wasn’t. Fake moves.
In the long run, though, you want to drop the fake moves and create a genuine relationship built on trust, respect, and of course mutual love for your children.
Where do you start? Let's go!Read More
6 Fool Proof Strategies to Help You Keep Your Cool While Co-parenting
There are times when you have to appear in public with the other parent. For married couples, its not so big a deal. For moms and dads who are going through a rough period - or who stay in a rough period - appearing together in primetime may be too much to handle. I've got 6 fool-proof strategies to get you through those public moments like a pro...let's go!Read More
When children live in 2 houses...
You cannot ignore that there are idiosyncrasies that must be addressed when a child lives in 2 homes throughout the school year. With planning, and attention to detail, 2-home children can benefit from the love and attention of both parents….
So how does this work?Read More
All the single parents!! Thinking all day about a sermon I heard this morning. The Widow of Zarephath - running out of food and preparing to die - learns that the "single-parent, woe is me" is not a good look.Read More
Sunday is a special day for me. Worship. Breakfast or a brunch. A nap. More time to read. Netflix. Hulu.
When my children were younger, Sundays were different. Worship. A bigger breakfast. Not so much the nap, but a chance to talk a little more, to play a game or watch a movie...well, I was usually reading a book while they were watching the movie.
On the "every-other" weekend, when they were with their dad, it was fitting a brunch or dinner in before transitioning to Mom again. Getting ready to deal with their transition to home again. Looking at bills, getting ready for work, and prepping for the week ahead.
And praying. Encouraging myself. Pressing forward. So I'm thinking that other single parents will benefit from some encouragement, something to work with in the coming week...