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Why and How to Buy Your Ex a Gift

Why and How to Buy Your Ex a Gift

More often than not, separation and divorce leaves a bitter taste in our mouths. The last thing we want to do, is lavish our ex with gifts. However, the positive energy that emanates from giving something in good faith, might just be what you need to establish a good relationship for the future. . Why? […]

29th August 2016 | By More
Women’s Day: FREE Messages to share

Women’s Day: FREE Messages to share

As a woman and divorced mother, I celebrate Women’s Day in contemplation of what it means to be a real woman. Here are some FREE quotes to share with the Women in your life. Simply click on the image to save it and share as you wish. . Posted by Sinta Ebersohn (creator of fairdivorce.co.za – […]

9th August 2016 | By More
12 Reasons NOT to Change Your Last Name After Divorce

12 Reasons NOT to Change Your Last Name After Divorce

Traditionally, women used to take their husbands’ last names when they got married and children born from these unions, got the father’s last name. In certain parts of the world it has been customary for generations to use both parents’ last names in hyphenated form for children.   Another growing trend is for women to […]

29th July 2016 | By More
The Superpower of Shared-Custody Kids

The Superpower of Shared-Custody Kids

Is shared custody really in the best interest of the child? It might pose short-term challenges but definitely proves to have benefits in the long run. This is a very inspiring story of someone who’s been there. . At 5:25 p.m., my mother pulled into our driveway. I saw my dad’s Cadillac waiting for us and glanced […]

15th July 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
In-laws to Outlaws of Divorce

In-laws to Outlaws of Divorce

When you get divorced, do you have to “divorce” your spouse’s friends and family – and vice-versa? Read some great tips for the divorcing couple and their families. When Erica met Michael, she thought she’d died and gone to heaven. He was handsome, charming, and successful, and he loved her. To put the icing on […]

12th June 2016 | By More
Happy Anniversary Dear Ex

Happy Anniversary Dear Ex

When I said my vows at the wedding, I believed in them with such conviction that I never doubted my grasp of their full implication.

31st May 2016 | By More
Do You Give as Much as You Want?

Do You Give as Much as You Want?

Do You Give as much as You Want? Ever since I can remember, we’ve been taught to ask ourselves “What do I WANT from life?” We grow up constantly being prompted “What do you WANT to do with your life?” Everything we do revolves around getting exactly what we WANT. We are encouraged to WANT […]

26th May 2016 | By More
10 Signs Your Kid Is Handling Divorce Well

10 Signs Your Kid Is Handling Divorce Well

We all know divorce can take its toll on both parents and their children. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. Parents who focus their love and attention on safeguarding their children’s well-being, who provide security, make sound decisions and keep their children away from adult conflict and anxiety, have children that grow up […]

23rd May 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