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12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 5: Holiday Tips for Divorced Families

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12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 5: Holiday Tips for Divorced Families

It is difficult for families who have been divorced. For those of us who have been through this, we know it is hard on the adults, and even harder on the children. There is a family law attorney here in Dallas, Natalie Gregg, who has a saying… “You can love your kids or hate your spouse, but you can’t do both.” I think this is great advice for parents to remember, especially at the holidays. So let me suggest some holiday tips for divorced families. While it is sometimes difficult to set aside the anger, it is in your child’s best interest to make the holidays as relaxing and fun as...

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12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 3: Create Family Memories

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12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 3: Create Family Memories

One thing I learned as my children were growing up… they have selective memory. There are many things that happened while they were growing up that they do not remember. But I have been surprised several times about things they shared with me as older teens and later as adults about special moments they do remember. If you make the time to create family memories they will recall them fondly years later. Often it will be an integral part of the way they perceive the holidays. I have heard my children talk fondly of special moments that we experienced as they were growing up, and that still...

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12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 1: Start New Traditions

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12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 1: Start New Traditions

Sometimes we get set in our way of doing things, and we miss out on opportunities to make changes that will make things better. I think this is especially true during the holidays. So I am suggesting that you consider starting new traditions. Sometimes it can help if you are in a transition time in your family; at other times, it can just make a good time even better. Let me offer 3 examples from my own life. 1) When my children were in grade school, our family went through a divorce. Part of the impact of that on them was that some traditions that we established early in their lives were...

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Happy Thanksgiving from Owens Investigations

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Happy Thanksgiving from Owens Investigations

It has been a busy year for us at Owens Investigations, and there are many things for us to be thankful for this year. We have had the privilege to work with wonderful clients and wonderful professionals. We have gained some incredible working relationships. We appreciate each of you. Most of all, we are thankful for our family and how much each member of our family means to us. Through all the ups and downs in life, we always know that we can turn to those that love us the most for help, advice, and support. We feel blessed to be part of such an amazing and supportive family. It makes...

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