I grew up in a very conservative family. We didn’t talk about sexuality, and I never felt like I would be supported if I came out to my family. So I never did. My parents scoffed and told me to stop when I kissed girls in front of them on the lips and they encouraged [...]
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These Things Will Destroy Any CoParenting Relationship
Instagram Post on MAMABEARBLENDEDFAMILYSUPPORT I thought it important to cover a few common things seen in co-parenting relationships that aren’t working effectively and efficiently.Co-parenting means that the parenting responsibilities, burdens, struggles, successes, bonuses, and decisions are shared. Decisions are made collectively between two or more parents, and parents have chosen to work together to parent [...]
Dedicate a notebook, folder, or book to containing all your documentation. Why? Because it can be submitted as evidence!. Instagram Post Step 1) Make sure your court order and parenting plan leave no room for interpretation. Put everything in black and white. This helps avoid future disagreements. Step 2) Follow the parenting plan and court [...]
Here’s To The Dads..
Instagram post As much as parents struggle in their roles, one of the most unsung heroes are dads, those who support us and love us regardless of all the struggle it brings to their lives..Dads are so important, and so many go without recognition from anyone. Their contribution matters and is more valued than anyone [...]
For The Struggling Mom
My 6 Year Old Valentine
Resiliency in Co-Parenting
You are able to affect things by being more prepared for what this crazy world is going to throw at you. Challenges are destined to happen, you will struggle from time to time, but you will have successes too; And the more knowledgeable you are about your circumstances and situation, the better prepared you are [...]
Keeping Your Word
We are all guilty of this from time to time… we say we’ll do something and then life gets complicated and we get busy. Some things fall through the cracks.Whether it’s with kids, friends, family, or coparenting… stay consistent. Be present.Don’t make a habit out of things being left said and not done. This pattern [...]
Victim or Survivor?
In the aftermath of a tragedy, trauma, or abusive experience, many initially take on a victim mentality. This is a completely normal response to traumatic events. When working through trauma, we gain acceptance of the events, and take control of our healing process by moving forward. Recognizing history and learning to grow through its experiences. [...]
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