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3 Person Expense Tracking Spreadsheet

Tracking expenses and money exchanges in a way that both co-parents can see is a challenge in any long distance co-parenting relationship. In an earlier post about using free online tools to manage long distance parenting, I linked to my easy to use expense tracking spreadsheet. That expense spreadsheet got me and my co-parent through […]

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Co-Parent Communication

Communicating with a co-parent can be challenging in even the best of circumstances. Further complicating this are circumstances such as co-parents who dislike one another, communication style differences, or co-parents who are differently abled. Aside from the foundational communication components, these co-parent communication tactics can be used to alleviate co-parent communication pain points. Get Some […]

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How to Make the Decision to be Away from Your Child

The most common question I see long distance parents ask is ‘How do I make the decision?’. That question is usually actually two questions : The more emotional question of ‘if I make this decision to move away from my child, what does that mean about me as a parent’. The practical question of ‘how […]

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Long Distance Parenting Tool Kit

Parenting is a skill-set and long distance parenting adds a layer of complexity. Long distance parenting is easier and less stressful with the right long distance parenting tools on hand. This long distance parenting tool kit will get you started with a list of things every new long distance parent should have at the ready. […]

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Ideas for Long Distance Parents to do for and with Your Kids

A common question that long distance parents have is  ‘how can I stay close to my child, when I’m long distance?’. Of course, there are a ton of ways to stay close to your kids; but it can take some creativity to get there. This article includes lots of ideas for long distance parents to […]

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Triage for the New Long Distance Parent

For the first time ever, you are a parent without your child. For the first time, you feel a million miles way from them, even if you are really only a city, a state or a country away. Adjusting to being a new long distance parent is tough! Best case, you have a great relationship […]