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  1. Single Parenting
    Hi all, I'm new to this. I am a divorced mother of a beautiful 2 year old boy. His father and I have 50/50 custody, which isn't what I wanted but my attorney suggested it because that's most likely what the judge would order, per attorney. Afraid of getting less, I avoided going to court and...
  2. Toddler & Child
    Stress can cause a cascade of biological responses in the body, and it clearly exists as a trigger for a variety of health issues. But what happens to children when they encounter a truly stressful situation? Maria Dolores Seijo Martinez and teams from the Universities of Santiago de Compostela...
  3. Family Life
    When I was ready to start dating again after my marriage ended, I knew I wanted to start out on the right communication path in any new relationship I entered. I had developed some bad habits in my marriage and didn't want to make the same mistakes the second time around. Although I don't...
  4. Family Life
    Post-divorce and with two young children, my approach to a new relationship is far different than it was 20 years ago, and communication has become a priority. Many of the things that were the undoing of my marriage had laid down their roots early on. In fact, I would even say that they started...
  5. Family Life
    Blending two families and the start of committing to a shared life together is an exciting time for a couple. However, this time around, you're not just thinking about the two of you but your children as well. It's a chapter could be a time full of new beginnings and you want them to be...
  6. Single Parenting
    Hello all! This is my first post. I am not a troll. I think it's important for me to state that because over time I will be sharing my issues for which I need advice occasionally and I don't want you guys to be wondering if I making stuff up. But I really got me a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde kind of...
  7. Family Life
    Coping with a divorce may seem impossible, especially if you're a child. Our writer offers positive co-parenting tips to help you build a new healthy family dynamic. When my marriage ended, it felt like an enormous window had spectacularly exploded and rained down on me. I stood there in an...
  8. Postpartum Depression
    Hello all, A desperate man here. I apologize in advance for the novel but it helps clarify the situation. Please take the taime to read. I know Im not alone. I need help, advice, anything… I will start with some bullet points about my situation to help clarify things as it goes along. My...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hi ladies, My name is Sharon, a single mom of an amazing 2 y/o girl. I'm divorced and happy with my life choices. I can't say it easy. Single parenting is tough, it hard to juggle work and home and sleep and dating and life... but i can't turn back time, so i'm trying to make the best of what...
  10. Single Parenting
    I just recently got divorced and I'm wondering what to do with my rings... They're in a drawer now and every time I open it - it brings me to tears, but it's also too hard to sell them and completely let go. Would love to hear your tips and thoughts :Thanks
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hi ladies, I'm new to this world of online forums, so please be patient with me :shy A friend referred me to Mothering a while ago, just after I got divorced and was in a pretty bad shape. I have two amazing twin boys, and am trying to cope with the separation from my best friend, my husband...
  12. Single Parenting
    I am trying to settle our holiday custody schedule. What does your holiday parenting plan say for New Years Eve and New Years Day? Split it each year? Alternate each year? What are your start and end times? I can't wrap my head around it since my kids are babies and I don't want to be away from...
  13. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    Hi, I'm a single mom and have an 11yr old son. My son's dad was with a woman for 6yrs, my son grew close with this woman's 2 sons, who are close in age to my son. My ex ended it with the woman, and it's been rough on the kids not being able to see each other. The mother and I tried to stay...
  14. Life with a Toddler
    How do I explain divorce to my children? My todlers were quite young when I got a divorce a year ago (2 and 3). Divorce is still on going. They are now almost 3 and 4. I just told them they will stay with me for a week and then with my ex for a week for now. They accept that and they don't ask...
  15. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    My ex-wife married a sex offender (at the prison), and she plans on having him live with our kids when he is released later this year. In my home state of Tennessee, a man guilty of molesting a girl as young as 13 can live with minor children! I'd appreciate any help/advice. Thanks!!! Dave
  16. Single Parenting
    Hello All - I was informed about this site by a great friend two days ago. Wish I would have found it years ago! I've been married 22 years and have 2 kids - an 11 yo son and a 7 yo daughter. The marriage was deeply impacted by the premature birth of our son which, as my husband says, led him...
  17. Vaccinations
    Hi, I'm hoping someone out there might have some resources or information to help me in my situation. My husband is planning to divorce me, but it waiting until I start my job in August so that I can afford to move out. In the mean time, my children will need to start Kindergarten/Pre-School...
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