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

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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

Difficult Situations · Parenting

Discussing Death and Dying With Children

With the news last week of the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of nine people, including basketball star Kobe Bryant and his daughter, it has been a time of sadness and questions for many.  When death happens unexpectedly and to people that we are not prepared to lose, it fills us with fear and… Continue reading Discussing Death and Dying With Children

Difficult Situations

How Many Bags Did You Pick Up This Morning?

“Odds are, you did this morning. Somewhere between the first step on the floor and the last step out the door, you grabbed some luggage. You stepped over to the baggage carousel and loaded up. The carousel is not the one in the airport; it’s the one in the mind. And the bags we grab are not… Continue reading How Many Bags Did You Pick Up This Morning?

The Bridge Across for Single Parents and Stepfamilies

Happy Holidays from My Home to Yours

One year I was gathering a list of the Top 25 Christmas Songs for a presentation about increasing the joy and decreasing your stress at holiday time. When reviewing this list, I was so surprised to see that only one mentioned gifts and Santa Claus. The rest of these songs are all about the memories… Continue reading Happy Holidays from My Home to Yours

Difficult Situations

The Big DON’T of the Holiday Season

One of the things that I see single parents and stepfamilies (and other families) do at the holiday times is stress about how much they can spend on the kids. Worse, they feel soooo bad about not having enough money to buy all the things their kids want. In order to prepare their kids to… Continue reading The Big DON’T of the Holiday Season