Mommy Monday: Holiday Joy After Divorce

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Monday, November 26, 2012

The holidays can be a difficult time if you are recently divorced. So how do you find joy when you don't get to spend christmas with your kids?

Here are some tips from

Tip #1: Think out of the box. You don't need to have the same traditions you had when you were married. If you are alone it is an opportunity to start over and do what really matters to you.

Tip #2: Make a plan to call your children at a particular time. Negotiate with your ex regarding what time would be good so as not to interfere with their holiday plans (the more you support your ex in being a good parent, the better chance your children have of growing up to be confident, well-adjusted people).

Tip #3: Invite family or friends over for Christmas Eve. The more you focus on serving others the deeper meaning Christmas will have for you.

Tip #4: If your kids are going to be gone for two or three days and you cannot bear being in the house alone, plan a short trip - instead of buying gifts.

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