The Virtual Conference for Women Thinking About & In Divorce

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The Divorce Summit Featured Speaker ​​​​​Karen Bonnell, MS


Karen Bonnell

​Karen Bonnell, MS

Karen has over 30 years of experience working with couples and families facing transition, loss, growth and change. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Karen has been board certified and licensed as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner since 1982. She served on the faculty of University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University & Seattle Pacific University before beginning full-time private practice in 1984. She regularly writes for, speaks to and trains health care and legal professionals.


Karen’s work as a Collaborative Divorce Coach spurred her determination to write “The Co-Parenting Handbook”  with Kristin Little, Child Specialist. Parents learn the best ways to support their children, strengthen their co-parenting, and discover the necessary tools to skillfully create a two-home family.


“The Parenting Plan Workbook” followed with contributor Felicia Malsby Soleil, JD.  Karen and Felicia built a workbook and four-plus hours of coaching seminars (The Parenting Plan Workbook Video Series), which provide valuable access to the mechanics behind writing a strong, child-centered parenting plan.


Coming in the ​fall of 2018, Karen and Patricia Papernow, PhD will release the newest handbook for parents ready to date and hoping to one day successfully create stepfamily, “​The Stepfamily Handbook: From Dating with Kids on Board to “Blending Family”.

​Karen's Featured Session 


co-parenting joint custody divorce

​​The Big Picture on ​​Divorce and ​​​the Kids


​Co-Parenting:  How To Do It Well, Even When You Don't Think You Can

While the media and some celebrities paint the picture of co-parenting after divorce as only joy, the fact of the matter is that co-parenting can be extremely challenging. Why?  Because you need to check a good amount of you:  your emotions, your thoughts, your.... at the door.


In this session, author and parenting coach Karen Bonnell, deep dives into and what co-parenting actually looks like in the face of divorce emotions and logistics.  You will discover essential strategies in dealing with conflict, managing transitions between homes, crafting a separation-story that works, and processing your own grief or joy, as well as that of your kids. 


Co-parenting is not easy.  It demands another level of interacting with your ex that can be challenging, confounding, and stressful.  But with a solid plan, you and your kids can thrive in your new family structure.

$1870 Value

​For Only $79.95

The charge will show up as HPWG on your statement for The Summit.  There is no reference to divorce on the statement so that you are protected from anyone finding out that you've purchased this.

If you have any questions, feel free to text or call me (224-259-2540), or email me rachel@singlemommything.com.

​Karen's ​Books


the co-parenting handbook
the parenting plan workbook
co parents handbook audible

​Karen's ​​Parenting Plan Video Series


$1870 Value

​For Only $79.95

The charge will show up as HPWG on your statement for The Summit.  There is no reference to divorce on the statement so that you are protected from anyone finding out that you've purchased this.

If you have any questions, feel free to text or call me (224-259-2540), or email me rachel@singlemommything.com.

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