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The Heritage of Divorce

The Heritage of Divorce

. What Impact does Your Divorce Have 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
Parenting Plans

Parenting Plans

What is a Parenting Plan? A parenting plan is a written agreement between co-holders of parental responsibilities and rights, outlining in detail their respective responsibilities and rights of care, contact, guardianship and maintenance with regard to a child. What must a Parenting Plan deal with? A parenting plan may determine any matter in connection with […]

22nd June 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 skeptics, arguing that it is just another money-making gimmick, take a moment to read and reflect on these notes. Read Mother’s Day Tips for Divorced Fathers On father’s day, we have the opportunity for an annual show of honour and appreciation for fathers – not […]

8th June 2015 | By More