From the category archives:

How To’s

Thumbnail image for How to Prepare For, Survive and Enjoy Extended Non Custodial Visits

With summer quickly approaching, I can’t help but remember my own extended non custodial visits.  Because of sheer physical distance, I generally had Christmas or spring break with a month in the summer with my non custodial parent, just like so many other children and parents of divorce.  It’s a tricky thing. As exciting and […]



Thumbnail image for The Grown Up Child’s Top 10 Considerations for Wedding Planning

Maybe I’ve just had weddings on the brain, but it seems like I’ve been reading about matrimony everywhere.  First, I read about the demise of the magazine Modern Bride.  Can you believe that?  The publication has been dropped.  Then Wednesday Martin posted a link last week to the art and story of a second wife’s […]



Thumbnail image for Walking the line: Strategies to help a child of divorce when co-parening breaks down

I wrote this article for Vanessa Van Petten over at Radical Parenting It was an honor to be a guest author for such a fun and dynamic website! Experts are fairly unanimous in their support of co-parenting for children of divorce.  Both parents continuing to work closely together raising their children despite no longer being […]



Thumbnail image for The grown up child’s guide to make to making shared custody work

A reader asked me a question today and as I was responding, I noticed that my answer was looking less like a comment and more like a post.  I had hoped to write lots of these ‘How To’s’, so with the opportunity to write one presenting itself so blatantly, I figured why not put one […]



How To: birthday parties

by Carolyn on June 25, 2009

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After yesterday’s post, I felt like some levity was in order. I have been mulling over this post for a while now. I hope it’s tone and humour appeals to more than just us grown up children of divorce. This can be a funny subject too, you know. Some of us may not need this […]