It’s officially divorce season. Every year, divorce rates peak in March and August, leaving parents to navigate a new family dynamic, custody schedule, and school year all at the same time. We’ve gathered our top ten posts on divorce and co-parenting to help families during this time of transition.
Should You Tell Your Kid’s Teacher You’re Getting A Divorce?
“Not every student will turn to their teacher, but knowing that they can makes a difference for some.”
The Best Trick For Getting Along With A Difficult Ex
Over the past 15 years, my husband’s ex and I have experienced the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. Ugly has happened at full volume and in public but even so, we keep coming back for more.
Parallel Parenting Versus Co-Parenting
Sometimes co-parenting just doesn’t work. For families like ours, parallel parenting is the answer.
Five Things I Wish I Would Have Done Differently When My Ex Started Dating Again
I don’t care what your relationship is or was, what happened or didn’t happen, who they were then or who they are now, or how long it has been since you divorced; there’s not a soul in the world that feels truly A-OK about their ex dating again.
What Did You Do With Your Wedding Album After Your Divorce?
Eight moms share the fate of their wedding albums and other mementos post-divorce.
Co-Parenting & The Clothing Wars
How we avoided battles over clothing during the 12 years we shared custody.
My Blended Family: Co-Parenting With My Ex-Husband’s Ex-Wife
Mother of three Halley Dean talks real-life Parent Trap, evil stepmothers, and co-parenting with her ex-husband’s ex-wife.
Everything You Need To Know About Getting A Divorce
A daily column featuring experts on how to survive and thrive during and after a divorce.
Surviving Holidays In A Blended Family
The keys to thriving, not just surviving, during holiday celebrations with your modern family.
Why I Stopped Saying “I Miss You” To My Stepson
“I missed you so much last week.” It was meant to be a sweet comment, but he heard something different.
Jessica Butler is the co-founder of Raise, stepmother of two, and adoptive mother of one. Prior to Raise, she was a writer on USA’s "In Plain Sight" and TNT’s "The Last Ship." She and her husband, writer/producer Warren Bell, co-created the Nick at Nite series "Instant Mom," based on her life as a stepmother. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and six-year-old son, Levon.