How to Take Your Kids to Work (and Have Them Learn Something)

Bring kids to work Taking your kids to work day is a great opportunity to give kids exposure to different careers, show them the importance of work, and let them see you in a different context – not as a Mom or a Dad but as a professional with a boss, colleagues and important responsibilities. Here are some practical, time-tested suggestions for how to get the most out of this day, for your own kids – and maybe even for your colleagues’ kids if you decide to organize it for your work group or department. Read more

107 Best Online Resources for Divorced and Single Parents

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The Internet is a wonderful thing and a place where we get all of our daily information – whether it’s about how to get rid of a tough stain or how to tell our kids about our impending divorce. The sheer amount of information available on any topic is overwhelming, and sometimes it’s hard to tell truth from fiction. In this post, we list 107 high-quality online resources for divorced and single parents. We grouped them by target audience and/or by topics.

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Tips for Successful Long-Distance Parenting

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Divorce is disruptive for kids, even if the parents live close to each other. But it’s particularly challenging when a non-custodial parent moves far away from a primary parent. It makes it difficult or impossible for the non-custodial parent to attend everyday events like sporting events or school activities or to have spontaneous time with the kids – like taking them out for ice cream. It’s also challenging for the kids to maintain contact with the extended family of the non-custodial parent. Children may feel abandoned by the non-custodial parent, or at least feel less close to them, because they are not with them every day. However, there are ways that parents can mitigate the challenges of long-distance parenting.

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61 Best Children’s Books about Divorce and Separation

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Sometimes a book can help children understand and deal with their parents’ separation and divorce in ways that parents are not able to. Age-appropriate books are great tools to help your child deal with your divorce in a healthy manner. Parents can use these books as a starting point with their children or as ongoing tools as they help their children work through this difficult period. Below is a list compiled by WeParent of some of the best books on this topic.

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Managing Childcare Expenses after a Divorce

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There are many things to consider during and after a divorce. If there are children involved, managing your finances is especially important. Since divorce can be expensive, you need to consider the expenses of two homes, two sets of utility bills and the childcare expenses. How you handle these childcare expenses is an important aspect of your financial well-being after your divorce. But how do you manage the childcare expenses? What are the best ways to do this? This article will help you sort all the factors out and arrive at a plan that will best meet your financial needs.

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Best Resources for Women Going Back to Work

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The companies and non-profits listed below help women return to the workforce. While it’s not an exhaustive list, it’s a great place to start if you’re looking to resume work after a long break.

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Going Back to Work after a Divorce: Advice for Moms

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As if going through a divorce isn’t stressful enough, add to it the process of entering or returning to the workforce. This is a huge stressor for many women after a divorce. Fortunately, there are many resources and advice available to women entering or returning to work after a divorce.

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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Be More Active

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Guest blog post by Amanda Moore

If you’re a parent, you already know how important it is for kids to be active. Not only does it keep their bodies healthy, it pumps blood to the brain, making your kid smarter. Unfortunately, these days it’s getting harder to encourage this activity, as kids use screens more and more at school and at home. It’s even harder if you’re a single parent who plans and does everything on your own.  But with a bit of prep, activity can become an easy, fun part of your bonding time. Here are five simple ways to get your kids to be more active:

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7 Child Custody Tips for Fathers

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Guest blog post by Dan Buckley, family law attorney in Brisbane

If you are a father who is looking to get custody of your children, you should understand that it is not going to be an easy battle. The entire matter gets more complicated when the mother is also filing to get the custody of children.

According to Child Support Lawyers, as a father you can keep the following tips in mind as you work to gain custody of your children:

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7 Reasons Why Working Moms Should Consider Mediation Over Traditional Divorce

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Guest blog post by Allison Maxim, a family law mediator at Maxim Law PLLC.

Going through a divorce as a working mom can be tough. When you combine the emotional components of the process, the potential for financial loss, and the time commitment of an in-court divorce, you’ve have several opportunities for your divorce to become a messy, stressful experience. Some things are inevitable – for example, you’re bound to have a lot of complicated feelings about your marriage ending. Luckily, you do have options when deciding how to handle your divorce, and you can make the whole process a lot easier for yourself and your kids if you choose wisely.

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