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This is a manner that possibly needs to be taught to grown adults too. This is a manner that when I die, I hope my children have had it instilled in their brains and hearts. It is the one manner I have no tolerance for if my children do not uphold it. I would rather them fart or burp as loudly as they can in a crowded five-star restaurant. Or forget to say thank you a million times before letting one slip in this manner. The world, children and adults alike, need to take note. It is absolutely out of…

There’s no doubt when you arrive at the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards, you are in Cowtown. Boot shops, Wranglers, steakhouses, rodeos, and literal live longhorns. The Stockyards are in the major revitalization works from dusty and rickety to modern cowboy glam without losing its historical significance, and Hotel Drover is leading the cattle drive. This beautifully artistic hotel is all the rage in Fort Worth, Texas right now, and yes, you should book a room now, and no, you don’t need to own a Resistol hat to join in the cowboy glam. If you are looking for one of the…

Why you should consider Blueberry Pediatrics for non-emergency, online pediatric health needs. I am not a sponsor for Blueberry Pediatrics; I honestly love it. I keep my monthly membership with Blueberry Pediatrics in addition to my regular health insurance and children’s primary health care provider. Blueberry Pediatrics is Affordable This online pediatric telehealth service is a game-changer for my children and me. It’s extremely affordable plans from $12 a month to $18 a month (no hidden fees, and they almost always have specials on the medical kit fee) for ALL your children, babies to teens, under in your household, and…

Have you recently gone through a complicated divorce or breakup? Were you unable to get full custody of your children and are left having to co-parent with your narcissistic ex-spouse? If so, you may want to consider partaking in a parallel parenting plan with a narcissist. But what is parallel parenting, you ask? Keep reading to find out. Parallel Parenting Definition Parallel Parenting happens when you cannot “co-parent.” Parallel parenting involves co-parenting between two parties that do not require extensive communication. This process allows the two divorced parties to detach and not engage with each other. There will not be…

Parallel parenting is a term I recently came across, and while I do not have a formal parallel parenting plan in place through the court system, I, in fact, am a parallel parent with my second ex-husband. I always thought I was co-parenting with a narcissist, and this was my way of protecting myself and my child, but there is an actual term for it. I parallel parent due to the high-conflict nature of his personality, our relationship, a contentious divorce that caused many hurt feelings, and some people need strict boundaries. I found that limited communication and only communicating…

Outside the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, there is a little country town, Decatur, Texas. Life was simple and quiet for the people of Decatur, Texas. With rolling hills as far as your eye could see and not a city light in sight, you are free to gaze at stars from night until the morning comes. Decatur is Texas’ best-kept secret. Though only six thousand residents live out here, life can be just what you need. A pair of cowboy boots with an ice-cold beer on tap, alongside some good ol’ comfort food, served up sweetly by Sweetie Pies Ribeye. Decatur, Texas,…

It took two specific cookbooks to finally find my passion in the kitchen at 39 years old. I have never had a passion for cooking; I bake out of the box and find cooking very inconvenient. Only until I took a Texas road trip with my kids to the Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, Texas is when I became motivated to become better at cooking and baking. Something ignited my curiosity on that road trip for cooking and baking. I am pretty sure it was Joanna Gaines. How could one possibly make these beautiful cookbooks, have a zillion…

Co-parenting can be difficult, but it is not impossible! One way to make the process easier is by using a co-parenting app. Using an app allows you and your child’s other parent to create boundaries for yourselves, communicate clearly with one another about parenting plans each of you has in place or are trying out, write down any exchanges that have happened between children and parents, as well as expenses related to raising kids. Co-Parenting can be complicated if there were never good feelings present during the relationship when they broke up; however, this does not mean it cannot work…

Co-parenting with a narcissist will be one of the hardest things you will do in life. It is a never-ending battle and conflict that is not necessary. Learning to cope for the sake of your children and your own peace is essential. Finding the right tools and techniques to deal with this kind of personality will be vital to your health and your children’s well-being–A co-parenting app such as Our Family Wizard, boundaries, and you are armed with information on how to reduce stress in co-parenting or dealing with a narcissist. These are the best books on co-parenting with a…

I have done a lot of reading and research on positive co-parenting, parallel parenting, and co-parenting with a narcissist. I have experienced all situations. These are the best co-parenting books I have read and recommend for a HEALTHY and POSITIVE co-parenting relationship, specifically. Getting tips and tricks in co-parenting will help your life be at peace too. Less conflict equals less stress. A co-parenting relationship will likely be one of the most complicated relationships you will have in your lifetime. Getting to a place of understanding and peace with your co-parent takes education, boundaries, maybe the need for a co-parenting…

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