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To The Younger Me Who Married At Age 20 In A Strip Mall: I Don't Judge You, I Admire You

To The Younger Me Who Married At Age 20 In A Strip Mall: I Don't Judge You, I Admire You

Nicole Jankowski  03.18.2015
I was married, for the first time, in a strip mall on a sunny Friday morning in late October, 1999. I was not quite 21, and all the world...
Consistent Co-parenting Eases the Way for Children After Divorce

Consistent Co-parenting Eases the Way for Children After Divorce

Rosalind Sedacca  03.17.2015
Parenting after divorce takes patience, cooperation and collaboration. It's not uncommon for one parent to notice behavior differences...
The Parenting Club, Daddy Privilege and Mommy Martyrdom

The Parenting Club, Daddy Privilege and Mommy Martyrdom

Theresa Sirles  03.16.2015
As a divorced mother who shares custody, I've had to examine my own assumptions about parenting gender roles and expectations. I continue...
7 Words Stopped Me From Being a Jerk to My Son

7 Words Stopped Me From Being a Jerk to My Son

Amy Byrnes  03.12.2015
After one run we stopped at the bottom to take some pictures of our group with our phones and I asked my friends if they'd take one of...
An Apology To My Daughter's Teacher

An Apology To My Daughter's Teacher

Laura Lifshitz  03.12.2015
She may not hit, but she hits with words. In a sea of happy face stickers and bright blue stars, my daughter did not earn a reward from...
Divorce Gratitude and Pain

Divorce Gratitude and Pain

Kamy Wicoff  03.10.2015
It is hard to hold such totally contradictory thoughts in my mind, but I have to because they are both true. Divorce gave me a new life,...
Divorcing Parents: 4 Ways You Can Be Super Heroes To Your Children

Divorcing Parents: 4 Ways You Can Be Super Heroes To Your Children

Michael Aurit, JD, MDR  03. 6.2015
The most heroic gift you can give your children is taking every opportunity possible to speak positively about your co-parent. Divorce...
7 Ways Divorce Made Me A Better Parent

7 Ways Divorce Made Me A Better Parent

Jamie Harrington  02.23.2015
I will continue to try my darndest to give her a good life. And that's what being a parent is all about.
A Single Mother's Truth

A Single Mother's Truth

Stacey James  02.20.2015
When I was pregnant, I had many opinions and ideas about what life would be like after I had children -- how I was going to be as a parent,...
The 18 Best Things You Can Do For Your Kids After Divorce

The 18 Best Things You Can Do For Your Kids After Divorce

Brittany Wong  02.17.2015
Raising your kids after divorce isn't easy. You constantly worry about how the split will affect them in the long run -- and let's face...
My Prayer For All The Single Parents Out There

My Prayer For All The Single Parents Out There

Jennifer Ball  02.13.2015
Today, I'm praying for single parents. I've been on my own with my kids for over eight years, and I know just how hard it is. I also know...
Valentine's Day Is for Divorced Families Too!

Valentine's Day Is for Divorced Families Too!

Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq.  02.11.2015
Plans for Christmas, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are frequently written right into child custody agreements, but now it's February and the...
11 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Parent

11 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Parent

Brittany Wong  02. 5.2015
Being a single parent is hard work. You know what makes it even more difficult? The questions and "advice" you get from people who have...
Just Love Anyway

Just Love Anyway

Nicole Jankowski  02. 5.2015
This morning, I woke up in bed, alone, my legs twisted up in the slate gray comforter. The windows were wide open, shades down, and the...