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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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Books and Products for Long Distance Parenting Personal Experience

The Power of Positivity, and Forgiveness

About 6 months ago, I said to a friend that I could never forgive my ex for what she’d done. “I’m not Ghandi” I said, “…and I never will be”. This is my story about how I found forgiveness and wrote the book about internet visitation for other long distance parents. I honestly thought that […]

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College as Long Distance Parenting

My son went off to college last fall.  In many  ways, it was the end of what had been a very long long distance co-parenting saga.  He would turn 18 shortly after leaving for college.  No more child support.  No more wrangling school and travel stuff with my co-parent.  We had reached the finish line. In many ways, […]

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Co-Parents Forever – The Long Game

Leading up to this moment, I’d been contemplating the co-parenting long game. How age 18 wasn’t the end of the road. My son is 17 now and we are talking a lot about college now, as a trio. The next thing we will cooperate on. It finally occurred to me that we would be co-parents […]

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The Judgement of a Long Distance Mom

Three years ago my kids moved to another state across the country from me with their dad. The heartache of being apart from my children is obvious. The second hardest thing about this is the constant self-doubt which is inextricably combined with judgement (both real and perceived) of others. My ex and I realized it […]