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Barbara Goldberg

How to Have the Perfect Stepfamily Holiday

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 01.20.2015 | Divorce
Barbara Goldberg

So, you want to have a perfect holiday. The tree is decorated beautifully. The weather is cold and crispy. The food is cooked to perfection. The only thing missing is...a family that has not experienced divorce.

What if We Could All be Like Brangelina?

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment
Barbara Goldberg

What if Brad had been a woman who had taken on the responsibility of her man's children? Uh oh! Now, that woman would be labeled a stepmother, and we all know what that means. She would be looked upon as a mistress for the rest of her life.

When a Stepmother Has Her Period

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 10.05.2014 | Divorce
Barbara Goldberg

I see all the stepmothers running to spas and hotels for seven days a month. Then, over time, all of the stepmothers' periods would start to coordinate to the same week each month (The McClintock Effect). Now, the world would be without any stepmothers for one week every month.

I've Been Unconsciously Coupling for Years!

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 06.09.2014 | Divorce
Barbara Goldberg

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin decided to consciously uncouple. When I became uncoupled, it was called divorce. I used to feel bad about myself, but...

Yeah! I am Consciously Uncoupled, Not Divorced

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 05.30.2014 | Divorce
Barbara Goldberg

Assuming that Gwyneth Paltrow's team invented the term 'consciously uncoupling,' I want to applaud them for the use of the term. For anyone that has ever been divorced, you know the feeling of being a complete loser.

Wells Bring Hope: The Clean Water Savior

Clarissa Burt | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Clarissa Burt

"There is no greater need than to have access to safe drinking water," says Barbara Goldberg, Founder and President of Wells Bring Hope, a non-profit charity organization dedicated to saving lives in West Africa.

Where Do Grandmom and Grandpop Fit Into the Stepfamily Picture?

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 09.22.2013 | Divorce
Barbara Goldberg

As your spouse was living as a single parent, his/her parents may have been helping with the children. When stepparents come into the picture, we disrupt the equilibrium between the grandparents and their child, as well as the grandparents and their grandchildren