How to help teens connect with the positive

                                       What made you smile today? Generally speaking I’m a pretty positive person. My credo is leave everything a little bit better than you found it–and that includes people. As a parent, I do my best to instill my kids with a positive outlook on life and encourage them to pass that energy along to…

3 Tips for Parenting Separate Yet Successfully

During a live chat with Kim Iverson on her nationally syndicated radio show “Your Time With Kim,”  I offered some tips on what it takes to create the best living situation for children when parent’s split up. Figuring out how to take care of children after you separate is perhaps one of the most stressful…

Tennessee proposing 50 /50 split in time between parents

Are we throwing the baby out with the bathwater?   I consider myself a pretty laid back kind of gal. However, there are a few words that have a permanent place on my “words I wish never existed” list. Words like residential parent, non-custodial parent, visitation, contact, custody, contact arrangements, custodial parent and possession make me…

Tips for protecting your children from divorce drama

Several years ago,  Tiger Woods’ shining public image as the World’s Number One Gentleman Golfer took some serious hits. While he may no longer has a reputation as the ideal family man, when new broke, he and Elin definitely did few things right. From the night he crashed his SUV, and throughout the resulting media…

Tips for managing the summer for separated parents

Christina’s top  4 tips for helping separated parents  “Survive the Summer” as seen on       Two of the biggest summer issues for separated parents are: 1. Who’s going to pay for it? 2. How are we going to schedule it? If you are struggling with either or both of these issues, keep the…