Everyone is Talking
About birdnesting, a co-parenting strategy for divorced parents.
Why do I care?
Divorce happens, it’s not something people like to discuss readily, but ‘it is what it is’, as they say.
Tell me more.
First it was ‘conscious uncoupling‘, brought to the forefront by Gwenyth Paltrow and Chris Martin when they divorced and now we have ‘birdnesting’. Parents who wish to be divorced are choosing to create arrangements that facilitate life as a family, but no longer as a couple. They eat meals together, sometimes continue to sleep under the same roof, while others choose to live in the same apartment building. However, the core of the ‘birdnesting’ concept is when the parents rotate in and out, while the children stay in the family home. There are obviously varying opinions as to the positives and negatives of each arrangement, and there isn’t one that looks the same, but it’s a reminder that there’s no one way to do divorce.
Raising Your Kids
So, those birds, and those bees. That talk. It’s all coming down the pike at some point, if it hasn’t already.
Where do babies come from?
How did they get there?
How old were you when you did ‘it’ for the first time?
There never seems to be a good time for these questions, but the fact is, if they don’t come to you, you should consider going to them. Gone are the days where it’s taboo to talk and this video breaks it down in a way that’s pointed, but helpful. Some of our favorite quotes?
- Talking about sex is no different than talking about anything else, no matter how much you want it to be. -Al Vernaccio
- Everything great in life and business is born out of great communication. Sex is no different. – Cindy Gallop
The video, which is about 6.5 minutes long, will help you think about some of the questions and values you want to interject within the conversation you have with your kids about sex. It helps you take into account digital media and how that is skewing our kids’ point of views as well as how to encourage them to be an empathetic and respectful partner. It’s a worthy watch as you begin to get into this age of raising kids and how you might address all. things. sex.
As an added bonus, if you’re interested in what your teens really want to know about those birds and bees ( and everything in between), we’ve got you covered there too.
Put Your Best Foot Forward
We don’t know about you, but we love the idea of doing as little as possible to remain in shape and healthy. Some may call it lazy, we call it brilliant. A new study confirms that one minute of intense exercise is equivalent to forty-five minutes of moderate exercise. While athletes have long used interval training to improve their overall athleticism, it turns out that it can also be used as an effective (read, much shorter time committed) way to get your daily exercise regimen in the books. Granted, you have to go all out to make this work for those few short minutes, but it may be just the kick in the pants you need to get that cardio done.
Parenting is a journey, one that requires a sense of humor, so why not celebrate that fact with comics. Because, owning our reality is half the battle and laughing along the way is a must.
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