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The Myths About Divorce, Child Support, and Custody

The following is a guest post.   When faced with a legal dispute, we often turn to our friends or colleagues, television or social media for expert advice. However, with a great deal of misinformation flowing freely even in mainstream media, it is difficult to determine if the info is correct. Having the right, and most up-to-date information is the key to achieving the best results in a legal battle. As leading family lawyers in Sydney  and a one-stop solution for high-quality legal services, we shed light on some myths about divorce, child custody, and support.   Myth 1 (Divorce): Your Spouse Should Cooperate Reality: In Australia, you can apply for a divorce independently, without your ...

MakeItCount™ at the Gas Pump + $50 Marathon Gift Card Giveaway

This rewarding post was brought to you by Marathon as part of an online campaign. While I was compensated for writing it, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own. Yep, over 35 years later, I still have my original Boba Fett action figure! Now, that's loyalty. I've always been a huge fan of reward programs. When I was little, I remember cutting out the little proof of purchase symbols on the packaging of my Star Wars action figures. Once I collected enough, I could mail them in and about 6 to 8 weeks later, an exclusive figure would show up in my mailbox. I'll never forget the feeling ...

Sharing Family Photos with My Parents Just Got Simple Thanks to ibi

This post is sponsored by the makers of ibi. I still remember fondly sitting in the living room with my family as my dad pulled out the slide projector and adjusted the screen. Then he'd go through the latest reel of slides from our summer vacation out in Cape Cod. Usually this'd happen when either my cousins were over or family friends were visiting. I guess you could say that was the precursor to someone's Facebook wall these days. Don't get me wrong. I absolutely love technology! I can be at my son's baseball game and quickly text a photo of Ryan up at bat to my parents and sister. Or I ...

Be Safe and Strike out the Dirty Side of Baseball with Tide PODs

Disclosure:  “This is a sponsored campaign on behalf of Proctor & Gamble and Tide. All opinions and dirty laundry are mine.” Ah, baseball season. Not only is this spectacular sport a national pastime, it's also the arch-nemesis of cleanliness! You don't even need to be playing the sport to get dirty. Don't believe me? Take my older son Jason to a game and he'll show you! Yep, every time we go to Yankee Stadium to take in a showdown, Jason craves the cotton candy. Not pink mind you, but the light blue colored one. And every time he eats it, his face looks like he just mutated into a Smurf. We probably go through ...

Countdown the New Year with Netflix

Life is funny. When our kids were younger, they'd beg and plead to stay up until midnight on New Year's Eve. We'd put them to bed early and then enjoy the ball drop on our own. These days? Yeah, I'm lucky if I'm not passed out on the couch by 10:30 on a regular weeknight. I honestly have no idea when Ryan (he's 12 now) heads off to bed. I don't even know which side of midnight he falls asleep. So this year, when New Year's Eve comes around, we'll certainly be pushing hard to keep our eyes open as we countdown to 2018. But for you parents out there with little ones ...

Dad’s Guide to Summer Will Prepare You for Any Adventure – Plus a $150 Giveaway

If there's a Guide to Summer out there, my dad read it annually.  When I was a kid, my family went on a lot of summer vacations from Cape Cod to Disney World. While we did fly occasionally, we mostly went on big road trips. And of course, that meant we were always in for an adventure! While we didn't go camping too often, I clearly remember this one time quite vividly. I'm not sure how old I was, maybe seven or eight. We drove to some campsite and my dad actually pitched the tent for us and we all squeezed in with our sleeping bags. We were completely roughing it and while it ...