Let’s NOT Do Blue This Halloween

There's been a lot of chatter on the 'Net about multi-colored pumpkins, and pumpkin buckets for Halloween this year. Teal Buckets, Teal Pumpkins, Blue Buckets, Blue Pumpkins... Teal Pumpkins are all about food allergies. A Teal Pumpkin on a doorstep means that the home offers food-allergen free goodies to Trick or Treaters. There's a lot …

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She Let Go

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry

The Edit: Guaranteed Payments Might Not Be Guaranteed (To Your Benefit)

Originally published on Paresky Flitt's Insights website page. My husband wrote it. I then undertook the task of editing it. I would love to show you the "before," but I'm not allowed to do that. Let's just say my specialty is taking the complex, researching it, and making it easily understood while preserving the integrity and …

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Non-Custodial…Mom?

My son has lived with his father, my fearless co-parent and former husband, full-time for 14 years, and only recently did I manage to ditch my iPhone for an hour-long yoga class. I got divorced. My ex assumed residential custody. I never stopped being Mom. You don’t stop being a parent when your child is …

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Co-Parenting Constructively, Not Contentiously Part 1: Is An Attorney Truly Necessary?

Co-parenting with an ex of any sort -boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse, partner - is difficult during the best of times. The reasons your relationship didn’t work out will come into play each and every time you interact with your ex, whether you want them to or not. Being a co-parent means putting aside all of the …

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Planting Spring Seeds During A Never-Ending Winter Blizzard: Estate Planning for Disabled Children

Intellectual and physical disabilities affect approximately 10% of the population. (1) A parent’s journey with their disabled child is akin to a never-ending winter storm: spectacularly beautiful and simultaneously stressful. Families affected by disability navigate an endless blizzard of Individualized Educational Plan Meetings (IEPs), therapists, medical specialists, and psychologists. While steering their young charges through …

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The Writer: Light at the End of the Carpal Tunnel

  Mary sits in front of her computer keyboard, silently willing her fingers to tap out just a few more words. She is alone in her kitchen, sitting at her laptop in front of big bay windows. “Just ten more minutes… or 250 words, whichever comes first” she promises her wrists, both of which are …

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