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5 Life-Changing Things That Happen When You Downsize

5 Life-Changing Things That Happen When You Downsize

In our reality, we are bombarded with messages of rampant consumerism, accumulation, money, and advertisements at every turn, because our economy thrives off of people buying things they don’t really need. We have been tricked into believing that the key to happiness lies within our purchases, when it really begins within ourselves. Lately, though, minimalism […]

2nd August 2015 | By More
Father’s Day tips for Divorced Moms

Father’s Day tips for Divorced Moms

If you or your ex-spouse are one of those sceptics, arguing that it is just another money-making gimmick, take a moment to read and reflect on these notes.   On father’s day, we have the opportunity for an annual show of honour and appreciation for fathers – not only your own father, but also the […]

8th June 2015 | By More
Have a Happy Father’s Day: Tips for Divorced Dads

Have a Happy Father’s Day: Tips for Divorced Dads

Once a year, we have the opportunity to honour our fathers and show our appreciation for everything that they mean to us. It is also an opportunity to teach our children to consider the nature of the relationships they have with the men in their lives. This year, father’s day is on Sunday 18 June. Being […]

4th June 2015 | By More
4 Myths about Divorce

4 Myths about Divorce

We’ve all heard the horror stories about couples who fight viciously with each other during their divorce and continue to wish nothing but ill-will and discontent on each other – it’s stomach-turning, especially when you’re in the middle of a divorce. But it’s important to remember that not everything you hear about divorced families is […]

27th May 2015 | By More
Mother’s Day Tips for Divorced Fathers

Mother’s Day Tips for Divorced Fathers

If you are one of those skeptics, arguing that it is just another money-making gimmick, take a moment to read and reflect on these notes. On mother’s day, we have the opportunity for an annual show of honour and appreciation for mothers – not only your own mother, but also the mother of your children. […]

8th May 2015 | By More
Happy (Divorced) Mother’s Day

Happy (Divorced) Mother’s Day

Once a year, we have the opportunity to honour our Mothers and show our appreciation for everything that they mean to us. It is also an opportunity to teach our children to consider the relationships they have with the women who gave birth to them and the roles that their mothers play in their lives. […]

6th May 2015 | By More
My Beautiful Divorce

My Beautiful Divorce

A year ago today, my wife and I decided to end our marriage. But while our marriage had run its course, what we’ve found since then is that our friendship, relationship, and commitment to each other and the family we’d built, hadn’t. We’d been friends for almost 10 years before we were a couple. We […]

25th March 2015 | By More
Once a father, always a father

Once a father, always a father

Seconds after my daughter’s birth, she was put in my arms. There I was, holding this little bundle with a pretty decent mop of black  hair, crying desperately and still quite messy from the birth. At that point I had no time to decide whether I wanted to be a father or not. The fact was […]

25th March 2015 | By More
Why Divorce Made Me a Better Parent

Why Divorce Made Me a Better Parent

Divorce sucks. It doesn’t matter if you were the divorcer or the divorcee, it doesn’t matter who was at fault, none of that matters – what does matter is that it’s a time in your life when you are forced to hit a reset button. You can choose to use that reset button for good […]

24th March 2015 | By More
7 Lessons about Divorce

7 Lessons about Divorce

I was lucky to have had (and still have) a tight network of close family and friends who helped guide me through this difficult period, people who offered me comfort, advice and a shoulder to cry on when I needed one the most. Whether it was insight about marriage or life after divorce, their wisdom […]

23rd March 2015 | By More