Difficult Situations · Stepfamilies

Feeling Left Out? Make More Time With Your Spouse

“Competitive love in blended families creates sabotage in the blended family relationships.” – Ron Deal, Blended and Blessed Conference 2020 My husband, Mike, and I had a great time at the Blessed and Blended Conference 2020 on Saturday, April 25th, from our own house. While it was originally supposed to be in Houston this year,… Continue reading Feeling Left Out? Make More Time With Your Spouse

Parenting

Here’s to Good Women: Celebrating Yourself

Here’s to good women:May we know them.May we be them.May we raise them. Happy Mother’s Day to each and every one of you fine women. As the quote above suggests, it’s not just mothers who raise good women; it’s all the other women in our lives as well. Knowing and being a good woman makes… Continue reading Here’s to Good Women: Celebrating Yourself

Difficult Situations

Symetria Recovery presents: “Effectively Working with High Conflict Clients, Colleagues, and Family Members” by Webinar on Zoom, April 23rd from 9am to 10:30am for CE Credit.

Like many people during the stay at home orders of the pandemic, I’ve been dealing with the underlying stress of this time in a way that works for me. We each manage it differently and that is a good thing, and yes, very normal. My husband and I do not have children at home anymore… Continue reading Symetria Recovery presents: “Effectively Working with High Conflict Clients, Colleagues, and Family Members” by Webinar on Zoom, April 23rd from 9am to 10:30am for CE Credit.

Difficult Situations

When the World Shakes Its Fist and Says “Good Friday”

When the world shakes its fist and says, “Good Friday!” God comes back with dogwoods, redbuds and jonquils, the crocuses and butterflies of life and says, “Easter, Easter, Easter!” – Grady Nutt This quote hangs on the wall in my hallway. I’ve had it there for years, and it always reminds me that whatever I… Continue reading When the World Shakes Its Fist and Says “Good Friday”

Difficult Situations · Exes · Parenting

Co-Parenting During the Pandemic

If you are co-parenting your children, then you already know that situations like this are not really covered in your divorce or custody decree.  The AFCC (American Family and Conciliation Courts) and the AAML (American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers) issued a joint statement this past week with guidance for co-parents.  You can read it here.… Continue reading Co-Parenting During the Pandemic

Difficult Situations

Couples and the Challenges of Being Together All the Time Right Now

You can love your partner so much, but being together all the time is not easy, especially when you are experiencing so much change and anxiety. It is easy during times like this for your relationship with your partner to become problem saturated very quickly.  Even the happiest of couples get on each other’s nerves,… Continue reading Couples and the Challenges of Being Together All the Time Right Now

Difficult Situations · Parenting

Talking About COVID-19 With Your Kids- What Your Kids Need to Know From You

So much has happened this week with the coronavirus… While adults are having a hard time with it, the kids are witnessing all this too. They may be scared or confused, and they’re likely very upset that they are missing out on activities and trips and, yes, even going back to school. So, make sure… Continue reading Talking About COVID-19 With Your Kids- What Your Kids Need to Know From You

Great Resources

Does Love Hurt and the Missing Piece

You’ve heard them, right? Songs about love and how it hurts. In fact, love is so awful in some of those that it even causes death. They can be quite comical. Maybe that’s why I love this Greg Tamblyn video where he sings a quick song called the “Top 10 Whiny Victim Love Songs.” I just have… Continue reading Does Love Hurt and the Missing Piece