My friend and colleague, Dr. Beth Dennard, and I recently sat down and talked about navigating college planning for high school students in blended families or who have parents who do not live together. Since this is the time of year when many high school seniors are making bigdecisions or younger students are getting ready… Continue reading Navigating College Planning
If you haven’t heard it yet, last week we invited you to listen to our podcast with the amazing Ron Deal. It’s full of laughter, information and some down to earth practices that help any couple make it through whatever life or anyone else is tossing their way. As a recap, Daily Practices for Happy… Continue reading Make Your Home a Haven
“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
Last week, I offered up my take on Demi Moore’s recent comments that she is proud of her divorce. I’ll add that I am really glad for her. I’m glad that she feels she survived her divorce and that she and Bruce Willis didn’t fight. Mostly, though, I am happy, that at least from her… Continue reading Does Divorce Ruin Children’s Lives?
When Demi Moore started talking recently about being proud of her divorce, it gave me pause. It’s not that I’m not glad she was able to have a good relationship with her ex or that they were able to be there together for their kids. I am. It is just that that is not the… Continue reading Demi Moore is “Proud” of Her Divorce. Here’s Why That Scares Me.
One of the hardest parts about co-parenting is when you want to co-parent but the other parent doesn’t. That is especially difficult when you are the parent with less time and less access. In my last post, I talked about the importance of reading your decree to ensure you understand your rights as a parent… Continue reading Know (and Protect) Your Rights When it Comes to Your Kids and School
Over the years, I have learned that it’s common for parents who break up to spend loads of time on a custody agreement, sign it, stick in a drawer, and, quite frankly, do their best to forget it. I understand that. I did it myself. It’s painful to reduce your life before the break up… Continue reading Read Your Custody Agreement or Divorce Decree Right Now. Here’s Why.