The Myth of the ‘Ready-Made Family.’

  Think back to the beginning, when the break-up with your co-parent was still a raw, unhealed wound and everyone seemed to be taking turns throwing salt into it. Stormy predictions about your future were coming in from all sides, and, because this was all so new — pregnancy, co-parenting, and/or solo parenting, you weren’t […]

Brokering Peace: Fighting to Heal My Co-parenting Relationship.

  When I started having children, some fifteen years ago, I planned to be the perfect parent. Two children, two “baby daddies,” many mistakes and lessons later, I remain inspired to be a powerful and positive force in their lives, but I’m far from perfect. One of the greatest challenges has been co-parenting with my […]