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When Two Families Become One

To raise a child, while meeting all of her or his social, emotional and intellectual needs is best done with the help of a village. These days, households come in many shapes and sizes, often blended and extended. As family units meld together, change can bring a significant degree of uncertainty for all. It may take…

Spending the Holidays Apart

Holidays can be a stressful time for everyone, especially for children affected by divorce. When you first make the decision to separate, you may find it overwhelming to initially push past feelings of hurt and loss, to create the best custody outcome for your child.  Important factors to consider are whether holiday time will be…

Being a Good Father Matters Every Day

Fathers, You Matter!   Here at Side by Side Supervised Access Services we believe in providing the best outcomes for parents and their children. With Father’s Day approaching, we would like to highlight the benefits that fathers provide when engaged in a child’s life.   Historically speaking, dads or father figures were generally understood to teach toddlers to walk and play catch with limited…

Mother’s Day – Vicky

THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF MOTHERHOOD In so many ways, I felt that my life and being, never truly began until I became a mother. As many times as you may be told beforehand, you never realize that there was an enormous abyss in your soul that could only be awakened until you have children.…

Mother’s Day – Farida

I was a perfect parent before I had children. I would watch other parents, in the stores yelling at their child for what appeared to be small indiscretions and would shake my head in silent indignation. What I didn’t see, with my self-righteous attitude, was the 100 times before when the parent lovingly corrected the…

Mother’s Day – Charmaine

Being a mom today we have the freedom and flexibility to define the mother we want to be.  At times, having so much choice can lead to self-judgment, doubt, and guilt of not doing or being enough, especially once we compare ourselves to other mothers. As a mom of young children, here’s what I would…

Mother’s Day – Viola

Love grew from my heart, and as my own mother said, it is like a tickle in your heart that you can’t scratch. Early in my motherhood journey, I had a C-section to deliver a tiny, but beautiful daughter. I was soon overwhelmed with the immense responsibility to raise this little girl well. I prayed…

Mother’s Day – Nicolette

Being a mother is the most humbling and rewarding experience. It challenges you, teaches you, shapes you and builds you up. It pushes you to the limit of yourself. When you think you have nothing left to give, you dig deep and tap into the deep well of love you have for your kids, and…

Mother’s Day – Tracy

What it means to be a mother involves multiple feelings, multiple verbs, and adjectives. My beautiful daughter made me a mother who has become the best version of herself. Motherhood has taught me endless love, selflessness, and humility. It takes a lot of work, but it is my job to make sure my child is…