Jessi Klein’s challenging and funny book on Midlife and Motherhood…

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Jessi Klein’s challenging and funny book on Midlife and Motherhood…

We’re excited to read Jessi Klein’s new book, as of this writing #1 in Essays on Amazon, what you see on social media doesn’t always capture the internal civil war every mother is fighting with herself. Ms Klein talks about Motherhood as a “Hero’s Journey,” not an outward one, but inward. It’s hard enough in the […]

In Child Custody, Seek Simplicity in Sacrifice and Ritual…

On this very special #FoxtrotFriday, we think of our team members, our clients and all the faiths they reflect. If this is a day to consider sacrifice, then let us seek simplicity in sacrifice, in ritual. #ChildCustody and #CoParenting seems complicated, and our clients tend to believe that they have to change their entire lives […]

Child Custody Devotional – What do you create by giving something up…?

Whatever our beliefs or principles, the liturgical calendar provides myriad opportunities to reflect and consider what we do and who we are in the broader sense, to take a step back from constantly being in survival mode and reacting to the latest event, circumstance or inclination. More practically, though, and especially during Lent, it gives […]

There’s no such thing as luck in Child Custody…

I’ve been thinking about randomness in life, family, work and, of course, #ChildCustody. We toss around the term ‘luck’ more than we do randomness, but here’s the problem there. Luck is closely associated with judgment; luck is typically perceived as either good or bad. Randomness, though, is just that, random. Consider a coin toss…heads is […]

In Child Custody, it’s about Energy Management, not Time Management

How long does it take to share a laugh? A hug that doesn’t feel obligatory to one or both huggers? (sad but happens more than you think). Our memories, and more importantly, our children’s memories, capture MOMENTS rather than hours or days or weekends. BUT, and this is the hard part for us and our […]

What’s your Child Custody Vision…? Your Child Custody Mission…?

Vision involves logistics, planning and tactics. That’s important, but it’s the easy part. Mission is based on your values. Really understanding your values is hard. Aligning your vision with your mission is hard. It’s worth it to you and your family. ~ The information provided here is general in nature and not to be considered […]

Child Custody Devotional – “Happy” is over…

An article by the founder of https://positivepsychology.com/ caught my eye, “Why You Should Have Never Had Kids (If You Want To Be Happy, That Is)”, and I confess that its half-troll, half-clickbait title got me.  ~ The thrust of the article, written by Seph Fontane Pennock, is that peer-reviewed, academic research supports a conclusion that […]

Child Custody Devotional – Vengeance? Or Patience…

…at that time I will deal with all your oppressors. Zephaniah 3:19 ~ Receiving this passage can lead us in a couple of different directions. It can engender anger, vengeance or wrath. I prefer, though, to receive it as a call for patience, humility and agency. ~ I take it as patience, that the time […]

Child Custody Devotional – On Daylight Savings…

“And they arose early: and it came to pass about the spring of the day…” 1 Samuel 9:26 ~ No, you didn’t sleep in more than usual. #DaylightSavingsTime is here! Spring forward, everyone. For the next few months, each day greets us with two wonderful opportunities. ~ First, arise early and greet the dawn when […]

Child Custody Devotional – Identify and Develop Individual Skills in Co-Parenting…

I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding. Daniel 9:22 ~ In #ChildCustody and #CoParenting, I think we give short shrift to ‘skill’ as parents. We oversimplify it to ourselves, in our own heads and hearts. More importantly, the Courts oversimplify it. Less importantly, the Other Side oversimplifies it. None of us […]