It Hurts So Much: Managing the Stress of a Custody Battle

Every week, we get a text or email from someone using CaseKeepers to create custody logs. "I'm going through a divorce and custody battle and I have been really confused and hurt. How do I deal with everything?" Divorces are painful. Woman's Divorce.com, "They trigger all kinds of emotional pain and unsettling feelings. It totally … Continue reading It Hurts So Much: Managing the Stress of a Custody Battle

Finding Joy

These days, there's a lot of talk about finding joy. Hah! you say. That is easier said than done, especially in the middle of a pandemic. How do you define joy? To me, joy is that peaceful, contentment that resides deep within us. Try some of these tried and true strategies to help you find … Continue reading Finding Joy

Record Keeping for Special Needs and Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)

Good record keeping is an essential part of the special education process. Parents should save important records in an organized way to use for special education planning and to keep track of their child’s educational progress. Keeping records also helps when you think IEP goals are not evolving. If you can pull out an IEP … Continue reading Record Keeping for Special Needs and Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)

What does 3,700 years of Jewish Law Say About Marriage?

You might be surprised. Some believe that religion subjugates women and casts them as inferior. Far from it. Presented here are excerpts from laws and guidelines about marital relations, argued by Jewish legal scholars and sages for over 3,700 years. (Write to me if you want the actual text citations.) The laws and guidelines presented … Continue reading What does 3,700 years of Jewish Law Say About Marriage?

Predicting the Coronavirus New Normal

The New Yorker, May 10, 2020 “When will all this be over and we return to normal”? The experts predict that life will return to normal only after a vaccine and antibody testing are readily available. The forecasts range from this fall to 18 months from now. Until then, as the world reopens we will … Continue reading Predicting the Coronavirus New Normal

Reopening from Lockdown, and Staying Calm

Please consider supporting Dry Bones: Donate In my previous blog, I described that many of us are experiencing a lot of feelings as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown. I suggested creating plans with contingencies to help manage the anxiety. Your mission in the next phase of the pandemic is to (a) … Continue reading Reopening from Lockdown, and Staying Calm