About Me
Building Strong Relationships With My Stepkids

When my wife passed away, I thought that I would never get remarried. However, after a few years, I missed the companionship that a spouse offered, and I started dating. When I got remarried, my wife had her own set of kids, which meant that I needed to get to know stepkids. I didn't anticipate the process being easy, but I had no idea that it would be as hard as it was. Within a few weeks, I was already fighting with my new kids, and it was really hard for me. This blog is all about the process of creating better relationships with family, so that you can enjoy your life.

Recovering From Addiction? Tips For Reconnecting With Your Children In Therapy

9 August 2016
 Categories: Relationships & Family, Blog

While you are walking the path to recovery from an addiction, therapy can be a strong tool for assessing the root causes of the addiction, integrating pain from the past into your life, and moving on. Family therapy can even bring families back together and help them heal old wounds. It's an important part of outpatient treatment services. Here are some tips for reconnecting with your children as part of family therapy. Read More …

4 Reasons To Consider An Open Adoption

9 August 2016
 Categories: Relationships & Family, Blog

When adopting a child, you have many big decisions to make, including whether to opt for a closed or open adoption. An open adoption is when the birth mother and adoptive parents meet each other, openly share information and have the option to stay in contact over the years if they choose. Open adoption can be beneficial for all involved, but especially for the adopted child. Here are four reasons to consider an open adoption: Read More …

Bibbity-Bobbity-Boo! How To Create Your Own Homecoming Dress And Be The Perfect Cinderella At The Same Time

3 August 2016
 Categories: Relationships & Family, Blog

What little girl does not identify with that magical moment where Cinderella's rags are transformed into the most beautiful ball gown?  In high school, there are several opportunities to dress up and look beautiful for a dance, the first of which is always the homecoming dance every fall. If you want your own gorgeous homecoming dress, but you do not want it to look like every other girl's dress, you can " Read More …

Key Questions To Ask Your International Adoption Agency

2 June 2016
 Categories: Relationships & Family, Blog

Are you trying to build your family through adopting a child or children from another country? This beautiful process can also be a very challenging one. The adoption agency you choose will be a key factor in determining how smoothly your international adoption progresses. Make sure that you ask these key questions? Which Countries Are Available? It can come as a shock to some prospective parents that they may not qualify to adopt a child from every available country. Read More …