Do You Have to Keep Buying Gifts for Your Ex-Spouse After Divorce?

You certainly don’t have to continue helping your kids by buying gifts for your ex for celebrations like Mother's Day or Father's Day, but here are five reasons why you should consider it.With Mother’s Day just past us and Father’s Day right around the corner, it’s a good time to consider what obligations divorced parents [...]

Emotional Parenting in Divorce: Beyond the Time and Money of Parenting

This following highlights the role of emotional parenting of children as a consideration during the divorce process along with the physical and financial aspects. When divorce involves children, the parenting discussions tend to be dominated by time and money issues: Where are the kids going to live? What days do I get to see the kids? [...]

Divorcing but Still Living Together During the Holidays?

If you are divorcing but still living together, you and your spouse need to make plans and manage conflict this holiday season. Many couples continue to live together while going through a divorce. As lives and calendars continue to move during the divorce process, there are times when divorcing couples still living together face potentially awkward [...]

Divorce and the Holidays: What to Do with Your New Significant Other

Making the Most out of Divorce and the Holidays with Your Children  While divorce and the holidays are complicated enough, adding a new significant other to the mix can heighten the anxiety on all fronts. However, there are ways to make this type of an introduction work for all parties. Provided below is a quick decision [...]

Surviving Thanksgiving: Strategies for Managing Family at the Holidays

Flip on the TV at time this year and you’re likely to find some program or movie showing the ideal family Thanksgiving-- loving family, perfectly set table, and laughter and good cheer all around. You can also find holiday cheer on Facebook or Instagram. Perhaps nowhere else in American culture is there a bigger gap [...]

Four Tips for Taking a Post-Divorce Summer Vacation

Don't Forget to Indulge in a Post-Divorce Summer Vacation Summer vacations are a time for families to reconnect and make memories. For a family emerging after a divorce, a post-divorce summer vacation can be a time of healing after a stressful period. Here are some thing to consider to set up your summer vacation for success.Make a Post-Divorce [...]

A Guide for Divorced Dads and Father’s Day

Tips for Divorced Dads and Father's Day Father’s Day celebrates the relationship between dads and their kids, and honors the things that fathers do for their families. While divorce doesn’t change why we celebrate Father’s Day, it may change how you celebrate it. Here are some tips for divorced dads and father's day that can help [...]

Putting Your Kid’s Needs First During a Divorce

Place the Focus on the Kids When It Comes to Children and Divorce When I talk with parents about children and divorce, the first thing they usually want to discuss is how they can protect their children during the process. The most valuable advice I can give is to minimize conflict and to ensure that [...]

Co-Parenting During the Holidays: 5 Tips to Follow

Co-parenting is challenging throughout the year, but the expectations of the holidays make these times even more challenging. The holidays are marketed as a time for family connection and happiness, but for so many families it can be filled with stress and difficult emotions. Here are some tips to help you navigate the holiday season [...]

Your First Thanksgiving After Divorce: 6 Things to Do to Get Through the Holidays

During the first year after your divorce, every holiday and event will require some flexibility as you navigate sharing parenting time and creating new traditions. Thanksgiving is bound to have some challenges for both you and your kids; however, there are some things you can do to help everyone get through, and maybe even enjoy, [...]


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