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Podcast 1:39 – Managing Christmas Stress

Christmas is a wonderful time to reflect and give thanks. But it is often a time of stress, college kids returning home, and in-laws visiting. All of the normal pressures of “Christmas Expectations” is compounded when you add a blended family. Sharing time with your kids...

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Podcast 1:33 – Decorating for the Holidays

Decorating for the Holidays is a great tradition that turns a house into a home. For Paige and Darren, this was critical to helping their kids feel somewhat normal after blending the families. Even though we love the way our home is decorated, Darren’s aversion to a disaster of a...

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Podcast 1:31 – Surviving Middle School Kids in a Blended Family

Find out how Darren & Paige handle Middle Schoolers that are going through “The Change” from perfect little kids to tweenies and teenagers with raging hormones and attitudes as they try and learn to become adults. Throw a blended family and two sets of parents and problems...

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Podcast 1:27 – Back to school, Boohoo, Woohoo

The fall brings kids going back to school or even leaving home to go to College for the first time. In this episode, we talk about the perils of back to school in a blended family and the emotions of sending kids off to college for the first time. Your browser does not suppoer  Kids...

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Episode 1:25 – Friends and Divorce

Friends are yet another tricky subject in divorce. Who gets what friends after a divorce? Does your new spouse make friends with your friends? What happens if you are in the same social circles still? Are there people that want to be friends with both you and your ex? It gets complicated...

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Podcast: 1:22 – Preparing for the worst day of Your life. Navigate Kids Through the Separation

One of the worst days in our lives was telling our kids we were getting divorced. Turns out it is also the worst day in the lives of our kids too. In this episode, we discuss how we navigated the tricky conversation that we had with our kids. Our approaches were very different but we...

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Podcast 1:21 – Open Communication with Your Spouse, Kids and Exes

Open communication is important to any relationship. Don’t mistake open communication for transparency like we did. Transparency is about visibility,  open communication is more about how, when and where you communicate. In this episode find out how Darren & Paige muddle...

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Podcast 1:20 – Triggers, How to deal with and avoid them

Triggers exist from previous marriages, childhood trauma and just living life. In this episode, we discuss how we have been able to navigate triggers, sometimes successfully sometimes not so much. Find out how to handle triggers, avoid them and recover from them. Triggers Pavlov’s...

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Podcast 1:18 – Discipline in Blended Families

How do you discipline children in a blended family? How do you combine your two styles? How do you teach children across multiple households? There are many techniques and opinions on this subject. Now you get to hear our perspective on how we learned how to navigate this treacherous part...

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Podcast 1:17 – Custody Scheduling Nightmares and Successes

Are you having a hard time figuring out custody schedules with your ex? Are you 50/50 and don’t know if you should be week on or week off? Or are you looking at a 2-2-5-5? If you don’t even know what these are you can hear the nightmare of scheduling when you have a blended...

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