Melissa Forman Gives Tips For Blended Families

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October 7th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

Melissa Forman is a well-loved local radio and TV personality in Chicago. I've listened to her for decades, and I was even a guest on her TV show a few years ago, but I never knew much about her family until I ran into her at a high school tennis tou...

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New Show ‘Single Parents’ Is Hilarious!

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September 17th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

Single parents lean on each other and drink wine in new ABC comedy by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press Maybe it’s because I’ve been a single parent for 11 years, or maybe it’s simply because I am a parent (regardless of ...

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50/50 Custody Versus Traditional Every Other Weekend Parenting Time

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August 12th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

When I was going through my divorce 11 years ago, I had the feeling that most divorced couples were still doing the traditional custody arrangement, where Mom has the kids during the week, and Dad gets them one night a week and every other weekend. E...

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Single Parents: Family Dinners Are More Important Than Ever!

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July 3rd, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

In this week's Love Essentially, I offer advice not just to single parents, but to all parents, including working parents and working single parents! Having dinner together as a family is so important for so many reasons. I remember when I was first ...

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A Checklist For Divorced Moms On Father’s Day

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June 16th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

There are only a few guarantees when it comes to a divorce. Two of them include: Mom gets the kids on Mother’s Day and Dad gets them on Father’s Day. I’d have to bet it’s written that way in almost every divorce decree, not including cases of...

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