Co-Parents, Are Your Kids Protected…If the Unthinkable Happened to You?

March 15, 2011 by  
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This week on Co-Parenting Matters we’re talking heavy stuff…making sure your children are protected in the case that the unthinkable should happen to you.  We don’t like to think about the possibility of our not being here for our kids, but our guest, Steve Worrall, a lawyer, dad and founder of the blog, Georgia Family Law, is going to tell us why we have to.  And, he’ll guide us through the considerations we need to make and the steps we need to take to create the peace of mind that our children and families will be taken care of whether we’re here to do it or not.

And, to get two of you started on the path to peace of mind, Steve is generously giving away a Georgia Family Treasures Planning Session ($750 value) and a free guardianship nomination or other discount off of planning  ($250 value) (Georgia residents only).  And, he’s sharing a copy of Wear Clean Underwear:  A Fast, Fun, Friendly—And Essential–Guide to Legal Planning for Busy Parents.  As usual, winners will be announced during the show.

There are a few ways to enter to win:

1. Tweet about this show. Make sure to @coparentingshow, @coparenting101, or @weparent.

2. Like Us on Facebook and post about the show. Be sure to tag WeParent or CoParenting101 (to tag us on a post, type @WeParent, e.g..  If you are our Friend on FB, we’ll appear in a drop-down list that will be auto-generated when you begin typing).  This will notify us of your posting, and we’ll enter you in the drawing.

3.  Join our mailing list.  Leave a comment here letting us know that you’ve done it.

And, of course, be sure to listen to the show, this Sunday, March 20th at 9:30pm ET.  You can listen via phone at (646)378-0580 or catch the live stream at www.blogtalkradio.com/CoParentingMatters.

Father Re-involvement…This Week on Co-Parenting Matters

March 1, 2011 by  
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This Sunday on Co-Parenting Matters we’ll talk about the challenges of father absence and father re-involvement with the children from whom they have been estranged. Our guests are, Tonia Grady, whose GradyGirl productions created the documentary short film, Man Up, a documentary short film exploring many of the facets of father absence in an intense effort to show the magnitude of this social epidemic, and David Miller, co-founder of the Raising Him Alone campaign and ChangingFatherhood.com. We’ll discuss the impact of father absenteeism on children, families and communities, and explore strategies for addressing this issue at the community level and one family at a time.

Join in the discussion this Sunday, March 6, at 9:30pm by calling into (646)378-0580 or following the live stream and chat room conversation on BlogTalkRadio.

Co-Parenting After Coming Out…This Week on Co-Parenting Matters

February 14, 2011 by  
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Dear John, I Love Jane is a collection of 27 essays by women who left their relationships with men for women, some of whom are now co-parenting. This week, we welcome to the “Co-Parenting Matters” show two co-parenting moms, Candace Walsh and Leigh Stuart who are, respectively, the editor of and a contributor to Dear John… We’ll talk with them about their co-parenting experiences in the wake of such life-changing personal discoveries and transitions.

Dear John

And courtesy of Seal Press, we’ll be giving away two copies of Dear John, I Love Jane during the show.  There are two social media savvy ways to enter to win:

1. Tweet about this show. Make sure to @coparentingshow, @weparent, or @coparenting101 (or all of them)

2.  Like us on Facebook and post about the show. Be sure to tag WeParent.com or CoParenting101.org (to tag us on a post, type @WeParent, e.g..  If you are our Friend on FB, we’ll appear in a drop-down list that will be auto-generated when you begin typing).  This will notify us of your posting, and we’ll enter you in the drawing.

Then, be sure to join us for the show on Sunday, Feb. 20th at 9:30 PM ET on BlogTalkRadio!

This Week on Co-Parenting Matters: From Ex to Next…Dating after Break-up or Divorce

February 2, 2011 by  
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We’ll be watching the SuperBowl this Sunday, but don’t fret, Co-Parenting Matters will be back on Sunday, February 13th…just in time for Valentine’s Day!   And, the even better news is that we’ll be talking about dating after a break-up or a divorce.  Our guests, Kim Hess aka the “Divorce Guru” and Mike Masters the “Master Dater”, will share tips and encouragement for those of us trying to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and hit the dating scene.  We’ll also talk about the book Kim and Mike co-authored, From Ex to Next:  An Empowered Woman’s Guide to Dating after Breakup or Divorce.

Need some advice sooner?  Kim and Mike are running a HOT deal on the e-book right now…grab it for $.99!  We don’t know if they just feel sorry for us, or if it’s a typo; but you should probably grab your copy now!

And of course, if you get bored with the Super Bowl commercials or the game, itself, we encourage you to catch up on some of the great archived shows you may have missed.  And, then, tune back in on Sunday, February 13, at 9:30pm ET.  And, of course, right now, while you’re thinking about it, go to blogtalkradio.com/coparentingmatters and set a reminder!

We hope you’ll join the conversation, too!  Call in at (646)378-0580, listen to the live stream and chat with us online, or tweet us (@coparentingshow).  That’s Sunday, January 30, at 9:30pm ET.

Co-Parenting Matters This Week: Parental Alienation–A Family’s Heartbreak

January 19, 2011 by  
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This Sunday on Co-Parenting Matters, we’ll be talking about parental alienation which is “when one parent deliberately damages, and in some cases destroys, the previously healthy, loving relationship between his or her child and the child’s other parent.”  Our guest will Michael Jeffries author of the book, A Family’s Heartbreak:  A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation.  Inspired by his own experiences as an alienated father, Mike co-wrote this book with Dr. Joel Davies to share how normal, healthy parent-child relationships can quickly go from hugs to heartbreak during high-conflict divorce and separation. In addition to being an author, Mike is an ardent advocate for parents and children torn apart by parental alienation.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the Parental Alienation Awareness Organization (PAAO) in his efforts to raise all of our awareness of this destructive behavior.

On Sunday, we’ll be giving away 2 copies of A Family’s Heartbreak, courtesy of Mike Jeffries. During the show, tune in or follow us on Twitter @coparentingshow to find out how you can win one.  (Here’s a hint…you’ll need to call-in, so set a reminder now!)

We hope you’ll join the conversation, too!  Call in at (646)378-0580, listen to the live stream and chat with us online, or tweet us (@coparentingshow).  That’s this Sunday, January 23, at 9:30pm ET.

**Programming note: This show is dedicated to raising awareness of parental alienation and how to protect children.  Our position is that unfounded accusations of parental alienation do not negate the existence of parental alienation.  Therefore, we will not be debating the existence of parental alienation; no calls or comments in that spirit will be acknowledged.

“Co-Parenting Matters” Anniversary Giveaway: Step-Dating & Blended Family Package!

October 19, 2010 by  
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Yvonne Kelly, MSW, RSW wears many hats.  Among them: she’s a stepmom; founder and co-director of The Step and Blended Family Institute; founder of the Stepdating* Teleconference series; a Certified Stepfamily Coach and Counselor with The Stepfamily Foundation; a Featured Coach with Blended-Families.com; and a Licensed Relationship Coach with the Relationship Coaching Institute.  She’s also a Friend of “Co-Parenting Matters”, and to celebrate the show’s 1st anniversary, she’s generously donated a package ideal for a step-dating couple or for those who have already begun the work of blending a family.  Here’s what Yvonne is offering to a lucky winner:

Free One-Hour Step Dating or Blended Family Phone Coaching Session

Free Recordings of the Step Dating Teleconference Series (3 in total)
Stepdating I – Major Myths and Critical Questions
Stepdating II – How to Nurture Your Couple Relationship
Stepdating III – Couples with Adult Children

Free Resources to Accompany the Step Dating Series, including Full Reports

Enter to win this wonderful gift from Yvonne for yourself or for a co-parent, single parent, or blended family member in your life by leaving a comment below telling us your biggest challenge and biggest joy related to step-dating or blending families.

We’ll announce the winner, selected randomly from all the entries, on our Co-Parenting Matters anniversary show this Sunday, October 24th. The show airs at 9pm EST, and you can listen via phone at (646)378-0580 or from your computer atwww.blogtalkradio.com/coparentingmatters.

On Sunday’s show, you’ll hear from many Friends of Co-Parenting Matters, and from special guests whom we’ve deemed Co-Parenting Heroes, including Magda & Doug, co-parents and co-founders of When the Flames Go Up; and Molly, founder of Postcards from a Peaceful Divorce. We look forward to talking with them about the joys and challenges of co-parenting, and we hope you’ll join the conversation as well!

And, if you want to find out more about the other great gifts we’re giving away, be sure to keep checking the ever-expanding list here!

*What’s step-dating? It’s dating with kids in the mix.

“Co-Parenting Matters” Anniversary Book Giveaway: “The Look of Love” by Jill Egizii

October 19, 2010 by  
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This Sunday on Co-Parenting Matters, we’re giving away a copy of Jill Egizii‘s novel, The Look of Love, the story of a mother alienated from her children after a bitter divorce and the devastating effects it can have on the children who are impacted. Whether you are dealing with this issue personally or not, this is a story that will move you.

Jill is a potent advocate for parental alienation awareness. Through her activism and her novel, The Look of Love, Jill works to raise awareness of parental alienation and the devastating impact it can have on children and parents. Jill serves as an Alderman in the city of Leland Grove and as a member of the Illinois Family Law Study Committee established to revamp state divorce law. She is also a board member of Children Need Both Parents, a not-for-profit organization emphasizing shared parenting, and the Parental Alienation Awareness Organization (PAAO) which is dedicated to educating people about parental alienation.  To learn more about Jill, the book and parental alienation, you can check out the  “Understanding Parental Alienation” episode on which Jill was our guest.

And, to win a copy of The Look of Love, just leave a comment telling us the title of one of your favorite stories about family.

We’ll announce the winner, selected randomly from all the entries, on our Co-Parenting Matters anniversary show this Sunday, October 24th. The show airs at 9pm EST, and you can listen via phone at (646)378-0580 or from your computer at www.blogtalkradio.com/coparentingmatters.

On Sunday’s show, you’ll hear from many Friends of Co-Parenting Matters, and from special guests whom we’ve deemed Co-Parenting Heroes, including Magda & Doug, co-parents and co-founders of When the Flames Go Up; and Molly, founder of Postcards from a Peaceful Divorce. We look forward to talking with them about the joys and challenges of co-parenting, and we hope you’ll join the conversation as well!

And, if you want to find out more about the other great gifts we’re giving away, be sure to keep checking the ever-expanding list here.

Co-Parenting Matters Anniversary Book Giveaway: “Mother to Son” by Kim Crouch

October 19, 2010 by  
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Kimberley “Kim” Crouch, attorney/publisher/author/radio show host/money motivation manager and mother, has been a supporter of Co-Parenting Matters from the beginning. You may remember Kim from just a few of weeks ago on our ”Financial Tips for Single Parents” show when she joined us with her “The Millionaire Journey” blog co-founder, Lisa Maria Carroll.

We are thrilled to be giving away a copy of her book, Mother To Son: Words of Wisdom, Inspiration and Hope for Today’s Young African-American Men, a wonderful collection of letters penned for her sons and for ours.

Enter to win a copy of Mother to Son by leaving a comment below telling us one important thing every mother should teach her son.

We’ll announce the winner on our Co-Parenting Matters anniversary show this Sunday, October 24th.  The show airs at 9pm EST, and you can listen via phone at (646)378-0580 or from your computer at www.blogtalkradio.com/coparentingmatters.

Co-Parenting Matters This Week: Celebrate Our Anniversary with Us!

October 18, 2010 by  
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We’re celebrating the first anniversary of Co-Parenting Matters this Sunday, October 24, 2010 with an extended 2-hour show starting at 9pm EST!

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since Deesha, Mike and I first aired our debut episode of Co-Parenting Matters discussing co-parenting myths.  Since then, we have covered so many topics—from co-parenting basics to sex and the single parent, step-dating and what can happen when moms who actually like each other lead the blending of their families.  It’s been a great ride so far, and we are excited to be celebrating the beginning of another year filled with even more learning and support for parents who know that effective co-parenting really does make a difference for our children.

We’re going to be featuring three families—co-parenting heroes who have experienced the challenges of partnering in parenting across two households and who are making it work for the sake of their kids.  We’ll get to hear their stories, learn their secrets for successful co-parenting and celebrate the commitment they’ve made to collaborative parenting.

We’ll also hear from some of our former guests and other friends who wanted to celebrate with us with generous offerings of both well wishes and gifts for our listeners.  That’s right, we’ve got great gifts to give away! And, we’ll be posting them all here this week giving you all kinds of chances to win.  Just click the links to find out more and to enter to win.  So, be sure to enter and then tune in to find out if you’ve won something on this growing list of giveaways (Check back regularly to see what’s new!):

We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

That’s this Sunday, October 24th at 9pm EST.  Listen from your phone at (646)358-0510 or from your computer at www.blogtalkradio.com/coparentingmatters.

Co-Parenting Matters Anniversary Giveaway: SingleDad Coaching Sessions

October 18, 2010 by  
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Our good friend, RJ Jaramillo, founder of SingleDad.com and master of so many things related to being a happy and successful single parent, is giving away an awesome anniversary gift for one of our single dad listeners.  Check out the wonderful video card he sent us to find out more about this Co-Parenting Matters anniversary gift.

So, one lucky listener is going to win THREE (3) 1-hour SingleDad live video coaching sessions with RJ Jaramillo.  You’ll get to choose from the “Cook Like a Dad Series” or the “Single Parent Coaching Classes.”  Whether it’s whipping up some kid-friendly meals or starting over as a single dad, RJ has a wealth of wisdom, experience and coaching expertise to help you be successful.

So enter to win this generous gift from RJ for yourself or for a great dad in your life by leaving a comment below telling us a piece of great advice you’ve gotten from a special Dad in your life.

We’ll announce the winner, selected randomly from all the entries, on our Co-Parenting Matters anniversary show this Sunday, October 24th.  The show airs at 9pm EST, and you can listen via phone at (646)378-0580 or from your computer at www.blogtalkradio.com/coparentingmatters.

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