The Childhood Wounds that Keep us from Setting Boundaries – Guest Article

The Childhood Wounds that Keep us from Setting Boundaries – Guest Article

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4w4L18i7kt/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_rid=1b7806b4-0aca-4bc9-b617-051fec6f45b0 Many of us struggle to set and enforce healthy boundaries. This is particularly common for empaths, highly sensitives, and those suffering from codependency, because we have not developed a strong sense of self. Often, we don’t know what our needs are because we are used to putting other people’s needs first. Having a strong sense [...]

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 [...]

Containing The Storm – Sheltering Children From The Effects of Co-parenting Conflict

Containing The Storm – Sheltering Children From The Effects of Co-parenting Conflict

Coparenting Tip: Never let your storm get your kids wet.It goes without saying that Coparenting and parenting struggles affect our children... whether we intend for them to or not... We may be doing everything we can to insure that issues don’t have impact on the kids, but they do.Your tone of voice, your body language, [...]

6 Essential Steps to Better Communication

6 Essential Steps to Better Communication

Connecting with people makes us feel good, and communication is a sacred part of that process. We all have a strong need for connectivity and belonging. This is why positive social interactions increase our subjective wellbeing and provide greater life satisfaction (Lyubomirsky, 2008), But often we forget just how much goes into communicating with someone. Like relationships, [...]

Keeping Your Word

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 [...]

Setting New Boundaries In Old Relationships

Setting New Boundaries In Old Relationships

I talked to a fellow mama bear this morning, who was finding her way through self discovery, and rebuilding her self esteem after a rocky parting-of-ways between her family and her mother. I listened and nodded my head, scooting farther and farther toward the edge of my seat, sharpening my focus on the journey this [...]

Codependency: An Inside Look At Unhealthy Blended Family Relationships

Codependency: An Inside Look At Unhealthy Blended Family Relationships

"Codependency can be defined as any relationship in which two people become so invested in each other that they can't function independently anymore," Dr. Becker says. "Your mood, happiness, and identity are defined by the other person. In a codependent relationship, there is usually one person who is more passive and can't make decisions for [...]

8 Ways To Spot Gaslighting

8 Ways To Spot Gaslighting

ThoughtCo "Gaslighting is a form of narcissist abuse distinct from widespread use of words to attack and hurt another as a result of frustration and conflict. It is perhaps one of the most insidious tactics of emotional manipulation because of its intent to disturb a target's sense of self and agency, safety and wellbeing, sanity [...]