We all share stories with family and friends about the daily issues we face managing a family... especially regarding our husbands. We laugh in unity, relieved that we are all in the same boat and thankful that it's not just us. But what is this really saying about marriage? Repeating the things your husband doesn't do is half the problem, as Alison Ledgerwood explains in her TED Talk, Getting Stuck in the Negatives. However the bigger problem is what is being said - not what isn’t getting done!
After having conversations with parents about how to manage children between two households, you soon realise that many parents are overwhelmed with what has to be discussed and organised with their ex to ensure everybody stays sane. An Australian support service, Relationships Australia, has produced a great parenting plan document that walks you though all the areas needing resolution. Here is a quick overview ...
While there are hundreds of Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and blogs that re-enforce the woes of being a single parent, we thought it was high time to look at the positives. So every day I am going to add to this list to share 100 positive sides of being a single parent. I would love to hear your suggestions if you would like to share. Enjoy!
Depending on where you are on the separation timeline (just fresh off the couples boat or a seasoned single person/parent) Valentine's Day can still kink the most practical person's armour. So while all those other sweet hearts give roses and chocolates or go out for a romantic dinner, here are three ways to celebrate Valentine's as a single parent.