The following articles offer holiday survival tips that can help make your life easier as a divorced single parent. Get ideas on how to manage your stress, your children, and your money, as well as how to avoid some of the co-parenting hassles that may come up.
Dealing With Divorce During Thanksgiving - The first Turkey Day after your separation or divorce will probably feel a little weird. After all, this is a big day to gather the family around the dinner table, give thanks for all the good things in life, and either go shopping or sit down for a great football game. If you're having trouble with how to make it a great celebration in spite of the changes, these suggestions can help.
Managing Holiday Stress - The holiday season is a stressful time for most people, but it can seem overwhelming when you're a divorced parent. There's the scheduling challenge of who will have the kids what days, as well as trying to keep them on an even keel during the hustle and bustle of the season. Find out how to contain the chaos and make life easier for your and the kids.
Parenting after Divorce: Christmas Style - Divorced parents have to face the uncomfortable reality of not spending every holiday with their children. Here are a few tips to make the holiday season easier - for you, your ex, and your kids.
Holiday Visitation Issues - A holiday visitation schedule makes life easier because it outlines where your children will spend the major holidays without the hassle of having to continually negotiate with your ex. Find out more about how to set up your schedule and what you can do when conflicts arise.
Your First Christmas After Divorce - It's hard not to feel bittersweet during the holiday season, especially with all the decorations and festivities going on. There's the nostalgia of lots of shared holidays with your ex (both good and bad) that can leave you feeling a little unsettled, on top of wondering which traditions to keep and which to let go. Here are a few tips to help you get a handle on your emotions so your first Christmas after your divorce is not quite so uncomfortable.
Handling Post Divorce Holidays - Suggestions for making the first holidays after divorce a little easier.
Surviving the Holidays after Divorce - The first few holidays after divorce can feel strange as you transition into life without your ex and the familiar traditions. When you find yourself getting overwhelmed and down, these tips can help.
Home Alone During The Holidays- One reality of being a divorced parent is that there will be some holidays when the kids won't be with you. These tips can help you and your children cope with being apart.
Avoiding Gift-Giving Gripes - Every parent wants to get their kids something nice for Christmas. But what if you don't have a lot of extra money and your ex acts like he's Santa Claus? Here's how to end the gift-giving competition so you can truly enjoy the holidays.
How Do I Afford Christmas? - Your paycheck is probably stretched to the limits thanks to your divorce. If you're worried about how you'll be able to afford Christmas this year, here are some holiday survival tips for making the season festive without breaking the bank.
Gift Ideas - Here are some great ideas to help you with your Christmas list if you're finding yourself short on the extra cash for gift-giving this year.