RSSCategory: Blended Families

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 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
Blending Families

Blending Families

Here are five common myths about blending families, that keep families apart: Don’t be their Mom, be their friend – It was about a few months in when a friends of my significant other muttered this very statement. It was followed up by “He already has aunts, grandma and me, he doesn’t need anyone else.” […]

12th 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