Five Things Every Kid Needs to Know When Parents Divorce

1. You don’t have to handle it all on your own. Although it may feel like the last thing in the world you want to do, talking to someone you trust really does help.  If you don’t feel like you can talk to your Mom or your Dad, find someone safe who will listen to…

How to Avoid a Custody Battle After Divorce

Special thanks to Canterbury Law Group Scottsdale for this sponsored post. Divorce is a messy affair. It’s even messier when you have children. One of the reasons that this occurs is because it’s difficult to think about how to share time with your children. While it seems reasonable to one parent to share care 50/50,…

Ditching the Dread: Sorting out Summer Schedules After Divorce

It’s official! The end of another school year is in sight. As of today, we’re 14 days away and counting. My youngest daughter is so ready to be done with the whole school thing. For her, that last day can’t get here fast enough. Me? Uhhhmmm not so much…I’m somewhere in between YES!! and total…

8 Things Adult Children of Divorce Desperately Want You to Know

Dear parents with older children, We realize how easy it might be to assume that your choice to divorce won’t really affect us. After all, we’re older now and those days of hands on parenting are long gone. As young adults, you may think we can handle more or rationalize your situation maybe even put…

Coparenting and Discipline Handovers: Who Gets To Call The Shots?

Kids act up. Testing limits is just part of the package. Deciding what to do about your child’s momentary lapses in judgement is one of the challenges of being a parent. It gets even harder when you’ve laid down the law only to realize it’s Friday afternoon and it’s Dad’s weekend. While it would be…