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Global Fair Divorce Day – 25 June

Global Fair Divorce Day – 25 June

The first Global Fair Divorce Day, will take place on Sunday 25 June 2017. Participation is World-wide and FREE. If you had any experience of divorce, whether as a child of divorcing parents, divorcing your spouse, as family or a friend of a couple going through divorce, a colleague of someone in divorce, a new […]

29th April 2017 | By | Reply More
How I Coped with my Parents’ Divorce as an Adult

How I Coped with my Parents’ Divorce as an Adult

“Your father’s gone.” I was sitting on the edge of my bed, pulling on a pair of socks, getting ready for work as a temp in a publishing house, when my mum phoned. I was 23, had just got my first job since graduating that summer, and was feeling like an Actual Grown-Up at last. […]

13th March 2017 | By | Reply More
The Heritage of Divorce

The Heritage of Divorce

. What Imprint is Your Divorce Leaving on Your Family Heritage? As we celebrate our Heritage during the month of September in South Africa, honouring our diverse cultures and the various legacies inherited from past generations, I would like to explore the true extent of heritage for families. . Through the ages, mankind has always […]

25th September 2016 | By More
8 Co-Parenting Tips for Bio Moms & Step Moms

8 Co-Parenting Tips for Bio Moms & Step Moms

Although this article addresses mothers, you will find that it applies to all parents. Moms, share this wisdom with the dads in your families! I realise that not every step-parenting situation is the same. Some biological moms have passed away, some are absent. While these situations may be your situation, this post is targeted to reflect […]

17th June 2016 | By More
Inspiring Mom and Stepmom Friendships

Inspiring Mom and Stepmom Friendships

For many, the word “stepmom” conjures up some ugly connotations: the wicked stepmother from “Cinderella” perhaps, or someone who presses their stepkids to use words like “bonus mom” while crossing every parenting boundary in the book.   As pervasive as those images may be, it couldn’t be farther from the truth for many blended families. […]

19th May 2016 | By More
This is how to blend a family!

This is how to blend a family!

Watch this inspiring video of gratitude and appreciation in a blended family. What a difference it can make in our lives!                         This video originally appeared on https://www.facebook.com/soulpancake Posted by Sinta Ebersohn (Creator of fairdivorce.co.za – Stellenbosch RSA)

31st December 2015 | By More
The Effective Stepfather: A Check-List to Live by

The Effective Stepfather: A Check-List to Live by

Anyone who has been a father and then a stepfather knows that they aren’t the same.  While many aspects of these two roles are similar, it is the unique ones that lead to disillusionment. Franklin put it this way: “I’ve been to every Promise Keepers conference and I’ve studied fathering with my men’s group many […]

4th December 2015 | By More
Dad and Stepdad walk the Bride down the aisle

Dad and Stepdad walk the Bride down the aisle

In a magnanimous gesture last week, Todd Bachman, ran to the front row to fetch his daughter’s stepfather, Todd Cendrosky, so that they could both walk her down the aisle. “He came and grabbed my hand and said: ‘You worked as hard as I have. You’ll help us walk our daughter down the aisle,’” Cendrosky […]

30th September 2015 | By More
Elements of Successful Blended/Step Families

Elements of Successful Blended/Step Families

          Did you know that one in every three people live in a blended / step family world-wide? That means 30% of the world’s children are currently growing up in a blended family. It could take several years to form new bonds, so here are some of the basic elements that […]

16th September 2015 | By More
6 Things Remarried Dads Owe Their Stepmom Wives

6 Things Remarried Dads Owe Their Stepmom Wives

When Hollywood superstar Sandra Bullock married TV celebrity Jesse James, she took on the most challenging part of her life – not just his wife, but stepmother to his five-year-old daughter Sunny. Fresh from playing a reluctant romantic partner in The Proposal, Bullock jumped into her reality role with complete commitment, slowing her career, facing down […]

12th July 2015 | By More