A sweet book about divorced parents: “I am Living in 2 Homes”

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Thank you Garcelle Beauvais!

Yes we all know that Ms. Beauvais, is a very talented actress (who could forget Fancy from the Jamie Foxx Show?), an active philanthropist, a doting mom of three and a woman who prides herself on her honesty and integrity.

But we may not have known some of the struggles she’s faced in her life and more importantly, how she overcame them. In her blog on People.com she writes very inspiring posts that can almost double as advice on life and love from one of your BFF’s.  You will read her honest account of what it’s like to go through divorce, the issues to wrap your head around when your husband cheats on you (yes she goes there!) and then of course, how to raise children in two loving homes.

The latter is also the subject of her most recent children’s book; I am Living in 2 Homes.  Raising children in separate homes is never easy and there are so many questions that come to mind when setting up a co-parenting situation for your kids.  For starters how much time will the child spend in each home? What will the child’s room look like in each home? What if a child likes one home more than the other?  The list is endless and these don’t even scratch the surface. But what I love about Beauvais’ childrens book is that it centers on the importance of the child feeling abundantly loved.

“I am all things bold, fun-loving and free. And wonderfully loved,” says, Nia one of the characters in the book who lives in two homes with her brother Jay. She is reciting a poem about her experience and even goes so far as to say how hard it is at school when people ask her whether or not living with divorced parents is frustrating. “I felt I’d done something so awfully wrong,” she says. “Until love from my Mommy, so open and strong… embraced me.”

So back to my initial thought.  Thank you Garcelle Beauvais!  Thank you for highlighting so many important issues in this book and then reminding us that at the end of the day, our  children need to feel loved…they need the love of both parents and that is what makes a lot of the pain disappear and go away.

Which also calls to mind one of my favorite quotes about love, “Where there is love, nothing is too much trouble and there is always time.” Abdu’l-Baha

A US native (by way of a study detour in Sydney Australia), Raha Lewis is an influencer for all things fashion, pop culture and entertainment. A lawyer in her past life, who has written for publications such as the LA Times and People Magazine, Lewis is always on the latest news in the world of celebrity and is often seen touting exclusives on camera for the likes of E! News, Good Morning America and Showbiz Tonight. Her legal background anchors an innate analytic mindset, while her passion and have-fun-for-a-living attitude gives her the ability to provide telling insights on just about any subject matter. She extracts a unique reality in interviews because of her conversational free spirited interview style. She’s motivating, honest and reveals strengths in subjects that even they didn’t know they had.

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