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December 09, 2011


Elizabeth Flora Ross

This is a wonderful post. I have a friend who is facing the first Christmas after a divorce and nasty custody battle. She has a young daughter. I passed this on to her b/c I thought it would really resonate. And, I think some of these gift ideas are fantastic and might be right up her alley...

Jessica Ashley (Sassafrass)

Elizabeth, thank you for your kind words and for visiting Sassafrass. I will be sending a special thought of calm and hope to your friend and her daughter. xo


Thank you so much for this genius post! My son is only 15 months old and won't be doing overnights with his Dad for quite some time, but when/if that happens in the future I'll be coming back to this post as a reference for how to make the transitions for him easier. Bookmarked!

Jessica Ashley (Sassafrass)

Phenom! Thanks for stopping by. Come back or email me and I will happily share more transition gifts and ideas. Sending you many healing, happy, calm and wonderful thoughts, mama to mama. xo


I'm back! My son is going to have his first visitation this weekend with his dad. No overnights, but 7 hours each day Saturday, Sunday and Monday. He hasn't seen his Dad in over 3 months and after being at daycare all week, weekends are usually just spent doing some extra bonding with me. So, I'm nervous for my little man.

I'll be sending him with his favorite blankie, but can't think of anything else that he may grasp as a connection to me. He is only 16 months old. Any ideas?

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