Heads up! Mark your calendars…the next Daisy Camp day retreat (a divorce education retreat) is scheduled for May 18th, 2013.
From the Daisy Camp Website:
“Leave your tent at home. There are no sleeping bags, campfires or mosquitoes at Daisy Camp. Instead, enjoy a one-of-a-kind weekend of support and education. In between, you will learn from lawyers, child psychologists, and financial planners. You will be inspired by motivational speakers. You will be empowered by other experts about various aspects of divorce.”
The next Daisy Camp weekend retreat (as opposed to a day retreat) is scheduled for September 20th, 2013.
It’s time for another update on upcoming Daisy Camp divorce education classes! The weekend retreat is scheduled as follows:
9.14.2012 – 9.16.2012 ”Daisy Camp WEEKEND Retreat”
Location: Hotel Location TBD
Cost: $ 325(full weekend) $150 (Saturday Only)
Scholarships are available
Time: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Here is the whole list of available classes:
- April 26th - Financial Concerns/Tax Advantages for Divorcing Families
- May 8th Commitment to Me
- May 19th – Daisy Camp Day Retreat
- May 22nd - How to Protect Your Children’s Needs
- June 12th Commitment to Me
- June 19th - Managing Your Emotions in the Divorce Process
- July 10th Commitment to Me
- August 9th – Back to School; Keep it cool with Co-Parenting tips
- August 14th Commitment to Me
- Septmember 11th Commitment to Me
- September 14 – 16th Daisy Camp WEEKEND Retreat
- September 27th - Divorce Options
- October 9th Commitment to Me
- October 15th – Financial Concerns/Tax Advantages for Divorcing Families
- November 9th 2012 Daisy Camp Day Retreat
- November 29th – How to Protect Your Children’s Needs
I was really interested in the law firm with attorneys Jenna Westby and Allison Marshall called LEGALnudge, because of the law firm name and because of their pricing structure. Most law firms are named after the last name or names of the attorneys who founded the firm, but this name is different! That caught my attention and thought that for Always Family Center I should figure out what the idea was behind this name. After looking at www.legalnudge.com, I was also curious to ask them about their pricing, since they have listed on their website the cost of various services, which is really uncommon in the legal field. They also have a blog on their website. Check out the video and learn something about LEGALnudge, a firm with a little bit different perspective on providing and pricing services in Family Law.
Although I didn’t ask about this in the video, from looking at their website, I noticed that they offer monthly legal clinics.
For more information about LEGALnudge, check out their website at www.legalnudge.com.
Joan Pechauer, LMFT
Do you have trouble communicating with your ex-spouse about co-parenting issues? When you see that you’ve received an email from them, do you get that anxious feeling in the pit of your stomach that feels like you just drank a glass of motor oil? Well never fear, Ex-Spouse Communications is here! Founder Joan Pechauer says, “Send us your ex’s nasty email and we’ll write an effective response for you. ” That’s right: they will draft you a response letter that will express your concerns without starting a fight. This is the solution you’ve been waiting for. Watch my interview with Joan here:
Imagine this situation: your ex sends you an email saying they want to change this week’s parenting time schedule. Again. And as always, they couldn’t be more demanding about it or more inconsiderate of your scheduled plans with the kids. What you might find yourself doing in this situation is writing a strongly worded email back, telling them how rude they are to wait until the last minute to make this request, backing up your arguments with examples from when they have done this sort of thing in the past, maybe taking a shot at that new person they are dating who thinks they can contradict your rules for your kids, and totally putting them in their …STOP! That approach is not going to get you anywhere, and you know it. Your ex-spouse will never be persuaded that they’re wrong, no matter how good you think your points are. All that’s going to do is get you into another exhausting fight. So instead, just take a breath, and let Ex-Spouse Communications help.
You know what? If it helps you vent, go ahead and write your angry letter and send it along with your ex-spouse’s email to Ex-Spouse Communications. They will translate your belligerent rebuttal into an emotionally neutral response that is much more likely to actually get your ex-spouse to consider your legitimate concerns — and that’s really the goal, right? And if you need more than just an email, Ex-Spouse Communications also offers phone consultations and coaching.
To learn more about Ex Spouse Communications or if you are just looking for some free tips on what to do and what not to do when talking to your spouse, or free samples of effective letters, check out exspousecommunications.com
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I’m especially excited about this post about Daisy Camp founder Jennifer Morris. Not only is it regarding a great topic, Daisy Camp. It’s also one of the first interactive videos that we’ve recorded through Skype. We hope this will be a start to a series of interviews with helpful people like Jennifer Morris regarding helpful divorce/separation topics, like Daisy Camp. If you have ideas for future videos, let me know by commenting below or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the video, I ask Jennifer Morris how Daisy Camp started, what Daisy Camp is about and who is a typical Daisy Camper, among other questions and answers that will give you a good sense for whether Daisy Camp is right for you!
Here’s a Daisy Camp Seminar Aug 2011 retreat.
From the Daisy Camp website:
Daisy Camp was founded in 2006 by Jennifer Morris, a local realtor who emerged from her divorce with a belief that women need more support to help them through this important transition. Jennifer’s unique idea of helping women through a “camping experience” has captured the attention of local and national media and has changed the lives of many women. Today, hundreds of “Daisies’” throughout Minnesota and beyond continue to gather regularly and help each other make the most of their new, “ever-expanding lives”.
You can go to the Daisy Camp FaceBook page by clicking here.
To contact Daisy Camp, email email@example.com or call and talk with Marlys Ousky at 952-405-2060.
More households are non-married households than married in the twin cities metro according to the census, says the StarTribune. This, on the heals of the Minnesota legislature pushing through a party-vote to put a constitutional amendment defining marriage before the citizens for a popular vote next fall during the 2012 election. Do we have marriage anxiety? Are these two things connected? Does the Republican legislature want to define marriage in the constitution in order to preserve “Christian” marriage. Is a constitutional amendment going to shore up people’s views/attitudes toward marrying in the first place and (possibly) getting divorced? Here’s a quote from the StarTribune article titled “Census, Saying No to Marriage“:
In a switch that highlights enormous changes in the American family, married couples no longer make up the majority of households in the Twin Cities area.
A new release of 2010 state data by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday shows that 48.6 percent of households in the seven-county metropolitan area were married couples. That’s down from 50.9 percent in 2000. The rest of Minnesota is not far behind, with 50.8 percent of households made up of married couples.
Here’s a good video from the Virginia State Bar (Lawyer) Association related to divorce and children.
According to the website:
Giving parents a compass for navigating family dissolution, Spare the Child guides parents and families through the difficult and often overwhelming task of restructuring a family. The documentary-style, conversational video uses everyday language and gives examples from experienced interviewees. Judges, lawyers, guardians ad litem, counselors, teachers, and children of divorce relate their experiences and observations to guide families who are currently in the process of family restructuring.
Spare the Child from Virginia State Bar on Vimeo.
There is a new study out jointly from Time and Pew Research about peoples’ views about marriage. No surprise, more people are living together outside of marriage and having children outside of marriage. I was surprised that higher income, more educated people are more likely to marry and marry earlier. You’ve got to check out this study if you are interested in marriage trends and peoples’ views about marriage. Also, here’s a good summary article in Time about the research results.
One interesting thing that I’m finding in my law and mediation practice is that heterosexuals care less about marriage while homosexuals are more interested in marriage. It will be interesting to see more data as the years go by as to whether heterosexuals start to realize (rather than taking for granted, as I believe they mostly do now) all the legal rights and protections that marriage provides and which homosexuals seem to understand and value.