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Organizing for School as a Long Distance Parent

As a long distance parent, staying organized for school is a slightly hairier mess. You don’t have little voices around telling you to remember the bake sale. Because out of sight, out of mind, it’s easy to get out of touch with what’s happening in school. Good organization at the beginning of the school year […]

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How do I Talk to My Child About Moving?

This is a common question from new long distance parents. You’ve agonized over the decision. Now you need to talk to your child about moving away. There is no one size fits all answer or conversation template but these steps should get you moving in the right direction. Plan Your Conversation Positives, Negatives, Remedies If […]

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Legalities

Most important Piece of Advice for New Long Distance Parents

There is one piece of advice for new long distance parents that I consider to be the most important. Get a court order before you move and make your parenting plan EXACTLY what you want. Even if your relationship with your co-parent is great and you can both envision the healthiest co-parenting arrangement. Hope for […]

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Remembering

I have a horrible memory. When it isnt something that I do on a daily basis, I forget about it. And between two jobs and every day stuff that has to be done, sometimes it’s hard to remember when to call – or not to lose track of time. Here are some tips that help me remember.