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Parental Alienation And Building A Bond That Lasts  ||  Parental alienation is a term that gets used a lot in blended family circles. If you’re worried the other house is badmouthing your family, insulting your home, or calling you and your spouse by your first names, you may be familiar with the concept. Read more... http://mendingthenest.com/parental-alienation-bonding/

Parental Alienation And Building A Bond That Lasts || Parental alienation is a term that gets used a lot in blended family circles. If you’re worried the other house is badmouthing your family, insulting your home, or calling you and your spouse by your first names, you may be familiar with the concept. Read more... http://mendingthenest.com/parental-alienation-bonding/

Obstacles Become Opportunities  ||  Sometimes bad things happen to good people. It’s one of those things we tend to struggle with, as somehow, we have an innate belief that bad things are a form of punishment and therefore should only happen to those whom are deserving of punishment. Read more... http://mendingthenest.com/obstacles-become-opportunities/

Obstacles Become Opportunities || Sometimes bad things happen to good people. It’s one of those things we tend to struggle with, as somehow, we have an innate belief that bad things are a form of punishment and therefore should only happen to those whom are deserving of punishment. Read more... http://mendingthenest.com/obstacles-become-opportunities/

Raising Kids – Village Style  ||  It takes a village to raise a child… Parenting in modern day society has challenged the idea of village style parenting. From the day you announce your pregnancy to the world, people feel entitled to voice their opinions and their way of doing things with your kids.  ||  Read more... http://mendingthenest.com/raising-kids-village-style/

Raising Kids – Village Style || It takes a village to raise a child… Parenting in modern day society has challenged the idea of village style parenting. From the day you announce your pregnancy to the world, people feel entitled to voice their opinions and their way of doing things with your kids. || Read more... http://mendingthenest.com/raising-kids-village-style/

The Fear Of Another Woman In My Child’s Life  ||  Recently, a young mother, about to separate from her child’s father, asked these important questions of me as a mom and a stepmom:   “Right after the separation how did you handle the thought of another woman being in your child’s life when you weren’t there? How did you handle the fear that another woman is going to try and replace you?  ||  Read more... http://mendingthenest.com/the-fear-of-another-woman-in-my-childs-life/

The Fear Of Another Woman In My Child’s Life || Recently, a young mother, about to separate from her child’s father, asked these important questions of me as a mom and a stepmom: “Right after the separation how did you handle the thought of another woman being in your child’s life when you weren’t there? How did you handle the fear that another woman is going to try and replace you? || Read more... http://mendingthenest.com/the-fear-of-another-woman-in-my-childs-life/

The Courage To Try  ||  If you reviewed my life from the outside looking in, one would think 2015 had been a year with more heartache and failure than success and triumph. If I was the 2014 version of myself, I would probably have to agree. Read more... http://mendingthenest.com/the-courage-to-try/

The Courage To Try || If you reviewed my life from the outside looking in, one would think 2015 had been a year with more heartache and failure than success and triumph. If I was the 2014 version of myself, I would probably have to agree. Read more... http://mendingthenest.com/the-courage-to-try/

Giving Away Our Power - Mending the Nest

Giving Away Our Power - Mending the Nest

Rising From The Ashes  ||  The mythology of the Phoenix has been an inspiration to many throughout time. The Phoenix is often associated with new beginnings, shedding one’s old life and becoming anew. It’s used as a mental beacon for those that are experiencing painful changes in their lives. Read more... http://mendingthenest.com/rising-from-the-ashes/

Rising From The Ashes || The mythology of the Phoenix has been an inspiration to many throughout time. The Phoenix is often associated with new beginnings, shedding one’s old life and becoming anew. It’s used as a mental beacon for those that are experiencing painful changes in their lives. Read more... http://mendingthenest.com/rising-from-the-ashes/

Are Romance Novels Ruining Our Expectations Of Marriage?  ||  Erotica, romance and unbelievably steamy scenarios of intimate relations have exploded into mainstream recently. These novels mostly share the same synopsis: Man meets woman. Man wants woman. Man takes woman ( and I don’t mean he takes her to dinner – take meaning – TAKES).   ||  Read more... http://mendingthenest.com/are-romance-novels-ruining-our-expectations-of-marriage/

Are Romance Novels Ruining Our Expectations Of Marriage? || Erotica, romance and unbelievably steamy scenarios of intimate relations have exploded into mainstream recently. These novels mostly share the same synopsis: Man meets woman. Man wants woman. Man takes woman ( and I don’t mean he takes her to dinner – take meaning – TAKES). || Read more... http://mendingthenest.com/are-romance-novels-ruining-our-expectations-of-marriage/

The High Road Isn’t The ‘High Road’  ||  I often see people talking about ‘taking the high road’, being the ‘bigger’ or ‘better’ person and I cringe. These are such judgment laden phrases, so full of condescension. Who decides our road is the highest? Who decides what behaviour makes us the bigger or better person?  ||  Read more... http://mendingthenest.com/the-high-road-isnt-the-high-road/

The High Road Isn’t The ‘High Road’ || I often see people talking about ‘taking the high road’, being the ‘bigger’ or ‘better’ person and I cringe. These are such judgment laden phrases, so full of condescension. Who decides our road is the highest? Who decides what behaviour makes us the bigger or better person? || Read more... http://mendingthenest.com/the-high-road-isnt-the-high-road/

Why I Want My Kids To Like Their Stepmother  ||  And why I want my ex-husband to be happy… I remember when my ex-husband got in to his first serious relationship about 6 months after we split. I was shocked when friends asked me if I was upset about it or angry. I had left him, he deserved to be happy.  ||  Read more... http://mendingthenest.com/why-i-want-my-kids-to-like-their-step-mum/

Why I Want My Kids To Like Their Stepmother || And why I want my ex-husband to be happy… I remember when my ex-husband got in to his first serious relationship about 6 months after we split. I was shocked when friends asked me if I was upset about it or angry. I had left him, he deserved to be happy. || Read more... http://mendingthenest.com/why-i-want-my-kids-to-like-their-step-mum/

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