These Things Will Destroy Any CoParenting Relationship

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 [...]

Co-Parenting Tip

Co-Parenting Tip

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..

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 [...]

Parental Alienation: 3 Strategies To Overcome Manipulation and Combat Relationship Damage

Parental Alienation: 3 Strategies To Overcome Manipulation and Combat Relationship Damage

One of the most painful byproducts of a high conflict divorce and child custody battle is watching your ex manipulate your children into believing that you’re a bad parent. "Parent-child relationships that were strong before the divorce can be damaged almost overnight when an alienating parent lures a child into the Cult of the Bad [...]

Navigating Child Custody With Your Children

Navigating Child Custody With Your Children

Child custody battles can be messy, and it can feel like your walking on glass when it comes to things. But what about our children? It's hard enough to go through a child custody battle with a bitter ex, willing to drag out dirty laundry and proceedings, at the end of the day our children [...]

5 Reasons Why Parallel Parenting Is Better Than Co-Parenting

5 Reasons Why Parallel Parenting Is Better Than Co-Parenting

We are not the "perfectly" blended family. We aren't the blended family that sits together at school activities, throws co-birthday parties, and wears matching tee-shirts for our child. As a stepmother, I've had to navigate uncharted waters in the relationship with my stepdaughter's mother - and so has my husband. Like so many other families, [...]

Coping With A High-Conflict Ex During A Child Custody Battle

Coping With A High-Conflict Ex During A Child Custody Battle

Make it your priority to remain level-headed Child custody can be one of the hardest things a parent and child goes through. Many parents feel as though putting their family through the family court system is something that should be avoided at all costs. However, with the rise in divorce numbers, many parents end up [...]

Manipulation: Child Custody & Family Law

Manipulation: Child Custody & Family Law

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpa5HE_nvi9/ Through my journey as stepmom and Mama Bear on Mama Bear Blended Family Support, I have incured my share of manipulation from the other parties involved in our custody battle and throughout coparenting. I've also whitnessed the manipulative techniques used against other stepmoms and parents in blended families. To say it's disheartening is putting [...]

A Parent’s Worst Nightmare – Child Pregnancy

A Parent’s Worst Nightmare – Child Pregnancy

Mama R: "This is actually about my step daughter. Back in June of 2016 we (my husband and I ) were informed that her mother's boyfriend was a sexual predator. He was arrested for sexually assaulting the younger sibling of his other girlfriend. He only served 9 months on the charge. We were told by [...]

Divorce Lingo

Divorce Lingo

Divorce, New Relationships, and all the complications that come with it Mama P: "Hi! I just found your page and I have to say all of your quotes and posts are very inspiring. Do you think you have a few moments to read my story and give me some advice? I’m struggling a bit with [...]