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About Christine Field

Christine Field is an author, attorney, speaker, listener and life coach. She has four grown kids, mostly adopted, mostly homeschooled. She provides MomSolved© resources and reassurances to moms facing common and uncommon family life challenges. Christine helps moms rediscover their mojo for wholehearted living after parenting. Visit her website here http://www.realmomlife.com
Latest Posts | By Christine Field
Losing a Loved One: Another Year, Another Empty Chair
3 weeks ago

Losing a Loved One: Another Year, Another Empty Chair

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I love Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday of the entire year. I try to live a life filled with gratitude, and it’s special to have a day set aside for giving thanks – even though I practice it every day. Read More

Parenting Adult Children with Mental Health Issues
2 months ago

Parenting Adult Children with Mental Health Issues

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Mental illness. The term itself is intimidating. For me, it brought back shrouded stories from my youth of friends and relatives who suffered the colloquial ‘nervous breakdown.’ Back then I didn’t know what that meant. Read More

11 Ways to Heal from Adult Child Estrangement
4 months ago

11 Ways to Heal from Adult Child Estrangement

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Your heart has been pierced. You have experienced estrangement from a child you thought you would always be close to. It is a devastation you never thought you would experience. Read More

7 Ways Therapy Can Help Parents of Estranged Adult Children
4 months ago

7 Ways Therapy Can Help Parents of Estranged Adult Children

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I truly believed I could handle my adult child’s estrangement on my own. After all, I had dealt with countless personal and family issues: my spouse’s cancer, infertility, kids with learning issues, my own struggle with depression, and more. While I coped, these all took their toll. Read More

How Estranged Mothers Can Find Acceptance and Healing
5 months ago

How Estranged Mothers Can Find Acceptance and Healing

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Martin Luther said, “You cannot keep birds from flying over your head, but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair.” Read More

Talking About Estranged Adult Children and Some Healing Advice
6 months ago

Talking About Estranged Adult Children and Some Healing Advice

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Last month I wrote an article about how to deal with estranged adult children. It was in the choppy wake of Mother’s Day. Many of us were feeling the heightened sting of loss. Read More

How to Deal with Having an Estranged Adult Child
7 months ago

How to Deal with Having an Estranged Adult Child

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Another Mother’s Day has come and gone. It was filled with both blessings and pain.

Mothering is like that. Not too long ago, one of my children was estranged from me. It was not how I envisioned a relationship with an adult child. At the time, I wasn’t completely sure where she was living and had no reliable way to contact her. Read More

Parenting Adult Children: 3 Decisions to Help Guide Your Conversations
10 months ago

Parenting Adult Children: 3 Decisions to Help Guide Your Conversations

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When your child was three years old, you had one way to communicate. Due to their immaturity, chances are you were more directive and direct with them. “Don’t touch the hot stove!” or “Let’s go use the potty!” These were the ways we communicated based on the needs of the moment. Read More

Looking Forward to Life After Children and Rediscovering Yourself
11 months ago

Looking Forward to Life After Children and Rediscovering Yourself

Like many moms, I gave my all to mothering.

All my energy and creativity. Mothering grew and shaped me in ways I could not have imagined. But time, toddlers and teens have marched on. The days of up-to-my-elbows mothering have drawn to a close. Read More