Children and Divorce: Helping Children Grieve It

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September 4th, 2013 . Jackie Pilossoph

Lauren Bondy (pictured on the right) is a therapist I met last year when I was writing my first column for North Shore Mom in the Northbrook Tower. I instantly bonded with Lauren (no pun intended) and found her so easy to talk to, so knowledgeabl...

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Co-parenting and School: Do you have a co-parenting curriculum?

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August 29th, 2013 . Jackie Pilossoph

Last night I attended curriculum night at my son’s junior high. Listening to the school principal and all the teachers speak put me into a little bit of shock. Forget the fact that I was thinking it was just yesterday that I dropped off my son at p...

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9 Characters who Played Single Moms and the Gifts they Gave Us

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July 13th, 2013 . Jackie Pilossoph

Growing up watching One Day at a Time, the concept of single moms was so foreign to me. I was a in grade school, and never dreamed I’d end up in Anne Romano’s shoes. No, I’m not dating my divorce attorney, and no, I don’t have a building supe...

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The Single Dad

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June 17th, 2013 . Jackie Pilossoph

With yesterday being Father’s Day, I got to thinking about the single dad. I’m a single mom, and sometimes I feel like I have it rough.  But, I know a lot of single dads, and I can honestly say, being a single dad doesn’t seem like any big pic...

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Petty Acts in Co-Parenting Lower Self-esteem, Ruin Karma and Hurt Kids

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April 22nd, 2013 . Jackie Pilossoph

What do you think of when you hear the word petty? Know what I think of? Divorce! I hear lots of divorce stories that involve petty acts. According to The Free Dictionary, if something is petty, that means it’s trivial, not of big importance. I...

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