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Divorce and Child Custody: It’s About the Child
If you are at the point in your relationship where you are considering divorce, you are not alone. Unfortunately, over 20% of first marriages will end in divorce within 5 years, while almost half of all marriages will end by the couple’s 20 year anniversary. While you may not have expected for your marriage to falter when you took your wedding vows, the fact is that something in your relationship has brought you to a place where divorce is has become a reality.
A divorce can be an emotional and challenging time for both spouses, especially when one party isn’t interested in ending the marriage. Issues of marital property and assets can further complicate the matter, and disagreements regarding these matters can cause significant conflict between spouses. However, when you and your spouse have children together, there are a variety of other factors to take into consideration during your divorce.
When children are involved, a divorce can become especially complicated. The dynamics of the separation change when child custody issues are in play, and cutting all ties with your former spouse simply isn’t possible. Despite your desire to move on, having a child in common with your husband or wife means that you will always have a part in each other’s life. It is important to keep the conflict that you and your spouse are dealing with away from your children, as ongoing parental conflict can increase your child’s risk of social and psychological problems as a result of your divorce.
Jodi Seidler Speaks About Divorce
Because of her passion, Jodi Seidler has been profiled on hundreds of Web sites and dozens of publications, including: Single Parents Magazine, Child Magazine, USA Today, The LA Times and The Milwaukee Journal; She’s carried the Making Lemonade message to her own radio show, as well as national radio and TV talk shows, such as: “Inside Edition”, “Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus”, “Berman and Berman: For Women Only”, UPN, Channel 13 News, “The Other Half”, “From Inspiration to Realization”, CBS Evening News, KCAL News, and The New York Times. Jodi Seidler knows how to help the newly single get beyond divorce and date as a single parent.
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When Life Hands You Lemons……
Jodi Seidler is the founder of the single parent site MakingLemonade.com and the author of “”Making Lemonade: A Guidebook for Life After Divorce,” and “55 Things Every Divorcing Mom Should Know!” Her advice has also made it to TV talk shows, such as: “Inside Edition”and “Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus.” Her e-mail is email@example.com.
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How do I make time for myself as a single parent?
As a single parent we have to be really creative with time. We need to make sure that we have time to read magazines if we wanted, to make sure we have time to do the things we did before, so we don’t feel ripped off or angry about all of the limits we have now. You can set up little rituals around the house. You can set up a ritual where mommy takes a bath at 8:00, where she can read magazines, light a candle, or take some time for herself. While mommy’s doing that, you go and read a book or you watch your favorite program. There’s little rituals you can create which actually make it a lot more fun for the whole family, and you get to actually take care of yourself as well.
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How To Make Time For Yourself As A Single Parent
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Jodi Seidler is an extraordinary woman who uses her life experiences to benefit others. Her book, Making Lemonade: A Guidebook for Life after Divorce is a must read for anyone making this transition! Jodi helped me thru my divorce and is featured in my book Now I See the Moon.
Before having children, most people may picture a family with two parents. However, for many people, the reality is that they are the only parent. Although raising a child as a single parent can be challenging, it can also be rewarding. The following are some tips to help you deal with the challenges of being a single parent and create a positive environment for your child.
You may be a single parent, but you are probably not alone. If you have family members or friends who are willing to help, let them. If you don’t have family members or friends who can help you, look for a support group for single parents. You’ll meet other people who are in similar situations. Participating in a support group gives you a chance to share your feelings and get advice.
via Being a Single Parent — FamilyDoctor.org.
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According to Single Parent Statistics, Who is the “Typical” Single Parent?:
According to Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2007, released by the U.S. Census Bureau in November, 2009, there are approximately 13.7 million single parents in the United States today, and those parents are responsible for raising 21.8 million children (approximately 26% of children under 21 in the U.S. today).
via Single Parent Statistics – Figures on Kids Being Raised By One Adult.
If you live with one parent, you know that a lot of other kids do, too. More than 20 million kids in the United States live with one parent. Separation and divorce are the most common reasons for this. In other cases, the mom and dad may never have lived together, or one of them may have died.
Living with one parent instead of two can bring out a lot of emotions. These feelings can be pretty strong, and they can be confusing, too. You might feel terribly sad and angry because your parents divorced.
via Living With a Single Parent.
What are some tips for dating after divorce?
When it comes to dating after divorce, it’s really important that you have gone through your anger, resentment, and all your wounds before you date, because otherwise you’re going to end up on dates where you find yourself talking about your ex, and custody. It’s the most major dating no-no. It’s really important to give yourself some time to heal before you dip your toe in the dating water.
via What are some tips for dating after divorce? Single Parenting And Dating (Single Parenting).