Single/Blended Family Parenting

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Blended Family Holidays

Ron Deal

Get the most out of your celebration of the holidays as a new family.

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Help for Noncustodial Parents

Dave Suggs

Stay engaged even when your kids don't live with you.

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Let Your Kids Be Kids

Elsa Kok Colopy and Stephanie Wood

Protect children of divorce from growing up too soon.

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The Path to Healing

Sue Birdseye

Help your children find their way through the pain of your divorce.

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Facing Your New Financial Reality

Amie Streater

Take steps to lower your financial stress.

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"Did Mommy Paint the Sky?"

Danny Oertli

A dad celebrates life, even as he grieves his wife's death.

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Disciplining as a Single Parent

David Frisbie and Lisa Frisbie

Take a level-headed approach to leading your family.

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Rashel's Choice

Elsa Kok Colopy

One woman reaches beyond herself to serve her community.

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A Single Dad: Unplugged

Elsa Kok Colopy

Read about one man's decision to put his kids first.

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To Date or Not To Date?

Elsa Kok Colopy and Juli Slattery

Dating becomes more complicated when you are a single parent.

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Set Aside Differences for the Kids

Kim Hill

Make a holiday visitation plan that works.

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Seeking Sole Custody

Elsa Kok Colopy

One mom tells the story of her fight for her daughter.

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Hope for Children of Single Parents

Angela Thomas

How do you respond when someone asks you, "What about the children?"

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The Man He'll Become

Elsa Kok Colopy and Laura Talbert

A mom learns to accept the differences between herself and her son.

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The Overwhelmed Single Parent

Sue Birdseye

Quit trying to be both Mom and Dad.

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A Bruised Faith

Ruth Marquez West

Help your child continue leaning on God through prayer, especially in the midst of family division.

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Standing Firm

Kari West

Develop consistency in your day-to-day activities, especially during the chaos of joint custody.

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Two disappointed girls standing on the front porch with their mom

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Your Child and the No-Show Parent

Michelle Lynn Senters

Help your kids deal with the disappointment brought on by the other parent.

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Three Daughters and a Dad

Elsa Kok Colopy and Thom Griffiths

Take steps to keep communication with your kids open and honest.

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Part-Time Custody, Full-Time Parent

Elsa Kok Colopy and Daniel Jones

Take advantage of every moment with your kids.

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Single Doesn't Mean Alone

Jennifer Maggio

As a single parent, resist the urge to retreat from healthy relationships.

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Illustration of a single dad decorating a Christmas tree with his two young daughters

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Simplify the Season

Judy Gyde

Schedule time for what really matters.

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Reclaiming Christmas Joy

Tami Ryd-Bok

New traditions can be simple, meaningful and part of the healing process.

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