Appreciate what you have, not what you haven't

Appreciate what you have, not what you haven't

It's very easy to get trapped in the 'glass half empty' cycle - especially when you've been through a major life-changer like separation and lose the ability to appreciate what you have. While it can be comforting to stay put at your own pity party with gin and tonic in hand, life's too short not to be happy, so here is the Happiness Institute's advice for being happy ... 

Super moms and dads are definitely single

Super moms and dads are definitely single

Juggling becomes a refined craft when you become a single parent, so many of you would agree that super moms and dads are definitely single. Some days it feels like you're super Mario navigating a racetrack and just trying not to collide into anything. A typical weekday in a single parent household looks like this ...

Three ways to celebrate Valentine's Day when single

Three ways to celebrate Valentine's Day when single

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.

Getting organized after a divorce or separation

Getting organized after a divorce or separation

In any relationship, someone usually takes the role of organizing finances, social calendars, the grocery list and the children. So if you're faced with separation, a big struggle is getting organized if you weren't this person. Below are just a few things that usually get missed when separating:

1. Take your name off bills: If you are leaving the home, once you separate officially, you have to remove yourself from the bills, otherwise you are equally accountable if they are not paid... 

Children don't forget the fights

Children don't forget the fights

We've all done it. Let our anger fly and throw a barrage of spiteful words at our partner in front of the kids. Even behind closed doors, we know they can hear everything, so why do we do it? ‘Children are like emotional Geiger counters,” says E. Mark Cummings, psychologist at Notre Dame University, who, along with colleagues, has published hundreds of papers over twenty years on the subject.

What to do with your Australian Medicare account after you separate

What to do with your Australian Medicare account after you separate

There are hundreds of items to action when you separate so we reached out to our pre-launch registered users to find out what questions they needed answers to. One was what to do with your Australian Medicare account after you separate? With no details online, we went directly to the Department of Human Services to get the correct answers.

Divvito, sounds like DeVito and Divito – the true meaning

Divvito, sounds like DeVito and Divito – the true meaning

Introducing Divvito, sounds like DeVito and Divito, but means so much more. Why was our name so important to us? That's like saying why was your baby's name so important? Firstly, our company will have it for the rest of it's life and secondly it's because we want it to mean something, to stand for what values and virtues we hold so highly …