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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5050 Custody Versus Traditional Every Other Weekend Parenting Time

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August 12th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

When I was going through my divorce, 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. Especially in ...

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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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Trying To Get Custody Of The Kids?

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June 5th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

There is nothing more heartbreaking than custody battles—two parents each trying to get custody of the kids. This is a guest post by Ft. Worth based divorce attorney, Deborah Bankhead, who offers tips of increasing your chances of getting custody....

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