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Personal Experience

Need Christmas and Extended Family

The other day I got a very short email, simply: Any ideas for you and Allie for Christmas? What’s she into? Love, Mom I closed out of the innocuous and harmless request for ideas and started to feel a little choked up and sad. Truth be told, I guess I kind of know what Allie is into. I mean, Barbies […]

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Legalities

When The Custodial Parent Blocks Communication with the Kids

What to do when the custodial parent blocks communication with the kids is a common question from long distance parents. “My ex continues to make excuses as to why she does not answer her phone, which is my only contact with my kids. She is in one state and I am in another. My question […]

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Long Distance Parenting

Dads vs Moms : Gender and Long Distance Parenting

During my (almost 20 years – yikes!) journey gathering community around long distance parenting, I’ve read and seen a lot of things regarding divorce, child custody, non-custodial parents, deadbeat parents and parental alienation syndrome. One thing that sticks out to me is how gender biased the stories typically are. I lost custody because I’m a […]

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Long Distance Parenting

Response to dadsdivorce.com Virtual Visitation Article

Rick Ortiz posted an interesting article about virtual visitation that I presume is by Richard Coffee. Unfortunately, between the two captcha systems, I couldn’t get my comment to post. So here is a response to the article. You raise very legitimate points that I think every parent should consider when creating a long distance parenting […]

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Personal Experience

Missing my Daughter

At some point of every day I find myself standing in my daughter’s room and wishing she were here.

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Long Distance Parenting

Long Distance Parents : Don’t Give Up

It is darn near impossible to withstand the emotional part of long distance parenting without support of some kind. Ideally one would be surrounded by other long distance parents who understand first-hand but we seem to be few and far between.