11 Essentials to Include in your Parenting Plan

Will you need a parenting plan as a guideline to follow as your children grow up?   If you are like I was, you’ve never put together a parenting plan and the ones the courts typically pass out are so vague and basic that you could drive a truck through them. Many sample plans leave many […]

Divorce Storage Wars

  Bitty Baby sat in a cardboard box near the trash dumpster of the storage unit building as fresh snowflakes cascaded on top of her newborn baby head. Several of her fancy holiday outfits from the American Girl Doll Collection surrounded her- still appearing pristine on their bitty-sized doll wardrobe hangers. As I reached into […]

6 Ways Life Really Gets Better After Divorce

  I know what you’re probably thinking as you read this- just how does getting through divorce lead to something better? If you’re at the start of the divorce process or somewhere in the sticky middle, it’s hard to envision how being on your own again comes with many pluses… but often it does. 6 Ways […]

5 Things to Let Go of in 2015

  As we begin our journey into 2015, are you getting quizzed by family and friends about your plans and goals for the year ahead? For those of us who have experienced the incredible overwhelm and challenges that come along with divorce and its life-altering consequences, making a commitment to specific goals can feel like […]

Are you Trying too Hard to be Friends with your Ex?

  Are you trying too hard to be friends with your ex-husband? Do you believe that staying friends for the kids’ sake is the ‘right’ thing to do? In what ways is staying attached to him beneficial to you? Regardless of why you now find yourself divorced and long after the court sends you a […]

Budgeting Strategies and Divorce: How to Lighten the Burden

For a lot of us, raising kids as a single parent is a financial strain. It always feels as if you don’t have quite enough money, and it’s a juggling act just to get everything covered. Food, clothing and shelter is a necessity, but what about the unexpected? School field trips, music lessons and new […]

Parenting Plans that Lead to Less Conflicts Later On

  Are you trying to navigate through the challenges of both divorce and starting to co-parent the kids? If you are going through a divorce that includes children, it’s essential to put together a Parenting Plan that both meets your children’s specific needs and that does not end up leading to on-going conflicts with your children’s […]

Is your Marriage Dying on the Vine of Neglect?

Death by a thousand cuts. A marriage may end this way. Erupting wildly like angry lava spewing over the top of a pressure filled chamber that lies deep beneath its dark, multi-sided surface. Or marriage can die an agonizing and slower death by neglect. Too many work demands and frustrating conversations about your jobs that […]

Money and Divorce: Will You End Up Homeless?

Do your fears about how much money divorce will cost and the soul-sickening fears of running out of money keep you up late at night? The all-encompassing fear of running out of money can hold us back right from the very time we start seriously considering divorce and continue to torment us with its relentless, […]

Who Gets the Family Dog during Divorce?

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”                        — Roger Caras Do you refer to your devoted dog as if he or she is a highly adored member of the family? If so, you may be surprised to learn that […]