Divorce and Visitation: The Basics

Divorce and Visitation: The Basics

If you’re thinking about divorcing, you’re probably also concerned about how much time you’ll be able to spend with your kids. That’s normal and natural. Here’s what you need to know: the parenting plan that you create with your soon-to-be-ex spouse will become a court order. That’s an important part of the divorce process. So, […]

How to Tell Your Kids You’re Getting Divorced

How to Tell Your Kids Youre Getting Divorced

My friend, Lisa, is one of the most formidable women I know. She is an extremely successful executive. She also happens to be a gorgeous, former 4H queen whose end of summer ritual is canning her own tomatoes in the company of her Mom and two small daughters. Lisa is one of those rare beings […]

Divorce and the First Day of School

Divorce and the First Day of School

The other night, I was exchanging parent fails with a dear friend. Her daughter, Nora, just started first grade. A lot happened over Nora’s summer. Her parents got a divorce. Her Mom took her to her first day of school. Nora’s first task as a first grader was to draw a picture of her divorced […]

Co-Parenting Tips For Your Northwest Summer

Co-Parenting Tips For Your Northwest Summer

While kids can’t wait for the hottest months and for school to be out, parenting during the summer can be a ton of work. Coordinating summer school and day camps, vacation schedules – it can take the strategic planning skills of a masterful CEO and an assistant for working parents to hold it all together […]