30 Educational TV Shows for Toddlers, Kids + Teens!

I don’t know about your family, but with all this extra time at home due to self-distancing, our five children (ages 3 to 13) are getting more screen time than normal. As a parent, it makes me feel a little better about screen time if I know they’re watching something educational! You know—in between Frozen …

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How We Get FREE Holiday Shopping Cash (NOT direct sales)| GetUpside Cash Back App Review

(NOTE: This post is NOT sponsored or affiliated in any way to the GetUpside app or any of its partners. I’m just a mom earning a little extra cash for the holidays!) My husband heard about the GetUpside app on a local radio station just a couple of weeks ago. We both downloaded the app, …

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How To Build Resilience + Why Resilience Can Improve Your Relationships

Before you learn how to build resilience, you need to understand what it means. Simply put, resilience is the ability to bounce back after a setback. But what does building resilience have to do with co-parenting and blended families? By the way, if you’re new here, co-parenting is my main focus of this blog, as …

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How to Communicate Effectively With Your Co-Parent (and Avoid Conflict!)

For over five years now I’ve been co-parenting with my ex. Does that make me an expert? No. But I am experienced. For those of you who have been here a while, you know that my co-parenting relationship wasn’t always as amicable as it is today. I don’t know if we’ve ever been considered “high-conflict,” …

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Should You Buy a Gift for Your Ex? (Birthdays, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, etc)

Father’s Day is around the corner and a lot of co-parents are asking, should I get my ex a gift from the kids? I’m sharing my experience on this topic today, and there’s going to be a challenge at the end of the post, so don’t miss out! If you have kids together and your …

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How To Find a Partner Whose Personality Is Compatible with Yours: Determining “Core Qualities”

(This post is not affiliated or sponsored by any of the websites mentioned or linked below.) Human personalities are so complex. Scientifically speaking, a person’s personality is defined as “the characteristic set of behaviors, cognition, and emotional patterns that evolve from biological and environmental factors.” (Source: Wikipedia) In other words, most professionals who study personality …

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Five Reliable Ways to Tell You’re Emotionally Ready For Dating After Divorce

One of the most common questions regarding dating after a divorce is: “How will I know when I’m ready to date?” It’s important to note that time plays a minimal role in answering this question. Every situation is different and each person has their own healing process to go through. It takes some much longer …

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Five Online Dating Tips Every Woman Should Know

(This post is not sponsored or affiliated with Match.com; I’m just sharing our story!) I was a divorced mom of three children–three children from two different fathers. One father was my ex-husband, and my daughter’s father was no longer in our life. I worked full-time, and could spare maybe one date night a week. Oh, …

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Building a Relationship Is More Powerful Than Discipline—Advice Every Stepparent Needs

(Note: While the focus of this post is stepparent and child relationships, the same can be said for and applied to any new adult/child relationship–child care providers, teachers, nanny, etc. Read on!) You’ve likely been at a park with your children and seen a child you’ve never met misbehaving. Maybe they’re throwing rocks at other …

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Why You Need Flexible Schedules in a 50/50 Co-Parenting Plan

Let me start by stating that I fully understand if you are co-parenting with a partner that does not compromise with you. Trust me when I say that my co-parenting situation with my ex-husband has not always been cooperative. It’s taken a lot of effort and adaptation on both of our parts to get to the cooperation …

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