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What To Say When Your Child Asks If You Still Love Daddy

It’s inevitable.  Regardless of how well you’ve explained your divorce or separation to your child, there comes a day when your child looks up at you and asks you point-blank if you still love their other parent.  What prompts this question in your little?  And what is the best way to address it?    Admittedly for most parents, this question can bring up stress from past divorce or separation...

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Stepparent's Oath I Parent's Oath

Today I ran across this lovely Stepparents' Oath that was very touching and, of course prompted me to think about the issue of dealing with a stepparent when Co-Parenting. For many parents in Co-Parenting situations, having a peaceful acceptance of a new stepparent can prove extremely difficult and can test the patience of even the most 'enlightened' of parents. For me, this was one of the hardest...

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Why Enlightened Littles Was Hatched

"The judge came to a decision.  Your parenting time will begin Fridays after school and end before school on Monday mornings."My heart sank. I couldn't speak. I couldn't breathe. Oh my god. I was the weekend parent. Of my own child. That wasn't enough. Not enough time to raise my child. Not enough time to enjoy watching him grow up. Nothing could fill the void that I felt. I had lost my boy. My...

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Look what just hatched.... Enlightened Littles!

We are proud to announce that a new line of innovative, enlightened toys and tools has just hatched!   Enlightened Littles (aka "Eli") is a new, oh-so adorable company that was founded on the belief that there should be enlightened and fun toys and tools to help littles understand the world around them. Eli knows every family tree is unique, and that there are a myriad of ways to lovingly help...

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