Parenting · Single Parents

My List of Small Changes That Pack a Big Punch

Last week, I shared a post encouraging you to focus on small changes to move you forward or improve your current situation. This week, I thought I’d offer you some examples of small changes that can add up to big changes for families.  Part of the reason people feel so overwhelmed is because they hear… Continue reading My List of Small Changes That Pack a Big Punch

Difficult Situations · Parenting

Show Yourself Some Compassion

This is the second post in my new “Comfort Series,” where I will provide insight and advice for managing all the uncertainty and change swirling around us. Read the first post here. One of the reasons it is hard for many parents during times like these is that they’re so sure that other parents are… Continue reading Show Yourself Some Compassion

Difficult Situations · Parenting · Single Parents

Feel Like You’re Doing It All Wrong? You’re Not.

This is the first post in my new “Comfort Series,” where I will provide insight and advice for managing all the uncertainty and change swirling around us, as we navigate a long hot summer that doesn’t look or feel like anything we’ve likely experienced before. Headlines similar to “High stress is the new normal for… Continue reading Feel Like You’re Doing It All Wrong? You’re Not.

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

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