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 […]

3 Co-Parenting Mistakes to Avoid when you’re Angry

When it comes to co-parenting with your ex, are you experiencing the same type of conflicts over and over again? Although many co-parenting books and parenting plans focus on how to deal with your children’s pick-up and drop-off times, school conferences and holiday breaks, these parenting guides rarely address the underlying dynamics about what really […]

5 Ways to Help your Children through Divorce

The decision to divorce may be based on many things. Certainly, one of those things is your feelings for your spouse, but the feelings of your children during divorce are going to be a factor as well. Sometimes, when you are fighting with your spouse, you become focused on your feelings and your feelings only. […]

Co-Parenting with a Frosty Ex? Help is Here!

It’s just one week until Christmas and all through the house… Instead of hearing the scurrying of a mouse… Mom is ready to blow a fuse the very next time she sees her ex’s phone number light up on her cell phone. Why is it so hard to communicate with your Frosty Ex about the […]

Co-Parenting with a Frosty Ex During the Holidays

For many parents who are divorced or in the process of going through divorce, holidays are especially challenging to navigate through without losing your cool.  As you begin to prepare for the holidays by filling up your freezer full of turkey and pies, it is also wise to prepare ahead of time for the hot-button […]

5 Key Signs of Parental Alienation

Parental alienation is a problem that most often arises when parents engage in bitter and extended child custody litigation. Although intense feelings of anger and mistrust are common when parents are  beginning to transition from the tidal wave of emotions surrounding divorce into a co-parenting relationship, most parents experience less anger and anxiety over time […]

Having the Same Parenting Arguments Over and Over?

Are you struggling with anger, stress and frustration when dealing with your child’s other parent? Do you experience the same types of disagreements over and over with no end in sight? Navigating through divorce is challenging enough, but trying to deal with the ongoing conflicts that continue to come up both during and after divorce can […]

3 Ways to Communicate with a Difficult Ex

Does your stomach churn at the thought of having to communicate with your ex?  Would you rather clean out a 45 gallon fish tank than contact your ex about the kids’ holiday schedule? Many former spouses continue to experience significant difficulties in the ways that they communicate with each other which spark ongoing wildfires when […]