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7 Steps To Redesigning Your Family Blueprint After Divorce

Theresa Sirles | Posted 04.14.2015 | Divorce
Theresa Sirles

A close friend listened compassionately as I explained my plan to "do the right thing" and stick it out no matter how I felt. She then asked a question that would change my life: "Do you truly think an unhappy mother can raise happy children?" No. I didn't. And I don't.

What Kids Want for New Year's

Beverly Willett | Posted 03.09.2014 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

I'd bet the house (if I still had one) that no kid sitting on Santa's knee this past Christmas wished for mommy and daddy to split up and live in sepa...

A Mother's Departure Memo

Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.09.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

"I...have chosen to leave private practice, and the practice of law (at least for now).I truly admire all of you that have been able to juggle your career and family and do not envy what a challenge it is trying to do each well."

Why Your Boss Should Pay For Your Housecleaning While You Do Your Job

Lisa Belkin | Posted 12.22.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Women will not be equal at work until they are equal at home. And women simply can not be equal at home until the burden of what was once their full-time job is not only shared but lightened.

Today's Dad: A Portrait In Data

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

What is the measure of a man? At this time of year, every group with a clip board and a calculator (okay, a keyboard and a data processing program) is digging in to measure men -- fathers in particular -- just in time for their big day.

There's More To Housework Sharing Than Who's 'Better' At What

Marc And Amy Vachon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc And Amy Vachon

If you look at how couples divvy up the household chores, or the tasks of caring for their children, you'll probably notice a few principles that tend to dictate the result.

The Super Bowl: A Metaphor for Shared Parenting

Rob Hahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Rob Hahn

When people think about divorce proceedings and parenting time discussions, it's likely not many have football on their minds.

Relationship Advice: Is Balance Impossible?

Marc And Amy Vachon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc And Amy Vachon

Yes, we agree that pervasive perky tips to find balance are not particularly helpful, but hopefully we are ready to take a more serious approach.

Sharing The Chores: Be Your Own Marriage Ref

Marc And Amy Vachon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc And Amy Vachon

The solutions to sharing any particular chore (be that 50/50 or in any other ratio) are endless and as varied as the couples themselves. But the key is that no one "wins" and no one "loses."