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Help End Domestic Violence

Help End Domestic Violence

With stories of domestic violence/sexual assault in the news these days, we ALL have a responsibility to do our own part to be deliberate in treating others with respect. Here are four steps to ending domestic violence.
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Self-Compassionate Parenting

Self-Compassionate Parenting

We are taught to have compassion for others – what about compassion for ourselves? So often we shame ourselves for our parenting (or what we perceive are “lack of parenting”) abilities. Cut yourself some slack – give yourself a break! Those little buggers didn’t come...

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The Truth About Blending Families from A Child’s Perspective

The Truth About Blending Families from A Child’s Perspective

Blending families is HARD! Blending families usually leaves some in the family without a voice (most often it’s the children). Children want to share their “truth” about blended families. A “blended family” is rarely, if ever, an attractive alternative for a child of...

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Me, My Child, and Their Step-Mom

Me, My Child, and Their Step-Mom

Young girls grow up and often spend days/years dreaming of being a wife and mom. They expect that they will be their child’s “only” mom! They get married, have children, and dream of raising their children with their husband … with no one to interfere. They look...

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The Murky Waters of Single Parent Dating

The Murky Waters of Single Parent Dating

It is tough enough being a single parent. Balancing your desire for love with your kids’ need for stability and emotional safety is difficult. You will need wisdom and maturity navigating this path. Your decisions will have emotional, psychological, and relational impacts and should not be taken lightly.
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How Summertime Affects Children of Divorce

How Summertime Affects Children of Divorce

Summertime. Family vacations. Swimming. Fishing. Sunshine. The summer months can be a lot of fun and something to look forward to … however, it can also be a troubling and complicated time for children of divorce and their mothers and fathers. Here are some thoughts from children of divorce with some do's and don'ts for divorced parents.
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Feelings & Physical Effects of Grief

Feelings & Physical Effects of Grief

It is normal to have grief reactions that have nothing pathological about them. However, feelings that persist for an abnormally long period of time may signal a complicated grief reaction.
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