Archive for February 2013

Hanging In The Balance: A Post About Kids And Divorce!

I’ve never been divorced. I’ve only ever been married! But recently (the past year and a half to be exact), I’ve seen a ton of marriages collapse, some of which took our breath away (in other words- “In a million years, we didn’t see that coming,”). Divorce is just tragic on all accounts. It’s sad, regardless of the circumstances surrounding it. It gives my wife and I a lonely feeling when we hear about a marriage falling apart. Our hearts break.


5 Things I Never Thought I’d Do As A Parent.

Remember the first time you dreamed of getting married? For girls it was early on, most likely around their 5th or 6th birthday. A little girl would have the entire day mapped out- what her dress would look like, who would attend the wedding, what the groom’s name would be, and on and on.


How To Talk To Your Teenager About Sex.

This is a guest post by Agnes Jimenez who is a professional blogger and writer. She writes for many online establishments and currently partners with in spreading awareness about troubled and depressed teenagers (and how to deal with them). The Family Compass aims to increase awareness on the current psychological and societal stresses of today’s teens and how these factors affect the future of our society. You can also check out her personal blog, or follow her on Twitter.


We Are Not Going To Condemn Beyonce.

It’s been a little over a week since Beyonce took the stage for the half time performance of Superbowl XLVII in New Orleans. Immediately following her performance Twitter and Facebook was buzzing with criticism, praise and even condemnation. From a production standpoint (which I’m a huge fan of), I thought it was stunning and engaging. From a performance standpoint (which I can often look past), I thought it was of the ‘cleaner’ I’d seen in recent years, (everything is now graded against the “wardrobe malfunction” performance from a near decade ago). I have to be honest, much of the negative



I remember the commercials vividly. Maybe they’re still around, I’m not sure. They’re the Nationwide, “Life Comes At You Fast!” commercials.

Mike and Kristin Berry are the Co-Founders of The Honestly Adoption Company and have been parents for nearly two decades. They are the authors of six books, and the host of The Honestly Adoption Podcast.

Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is the executive assistant to Mike and Kristin Berry. And she is the best in the land. In addition to providing a warm and friendly response to the many emails our company receives on a weekly basis, she also manages Mike and Kristin’s speaking and meeting schedules, and makes sure that team events go off without a hitch.

Nicole Goerges

Nicole Goerges is a Content Contributor & Special Consultant for The Honestly Adoption Company. She works with Mike and Kristin as a recurring co-host for the Honestly Adoption Podcast, and co-host of Kitchen Table Talks, exclusive video content for Oasis Community, along with Kristin. She is a fellow adoptive mom, and former foster parent.

Matt McCarrick

Matt McCarrick is the Content Production Specialist for The Honestly Adoption Company. If you’ve loved listening to our podcast, or enjoyed any of the videos trainings we’ve published, you have Matt to thank. He oversees all of our content production, from video edits, to making sure the tags are correct on YouTube, to uploading new videos to Oasis, to hitting publish on a podcast episode, he’s a content wonder!

Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson is the Community Engagement Specialist for The Honestly Adoption Company. She spends the bulk of her time interacting with, and helping, people through our various social media channels, as well as providing support for Oasis Community members through chat support or Zoom calls. In the same spirit as Beaver, Karen is also passionate about connecting with parents and making them feel loved and supported. Karen is also an FASD trainer and travels often, equipping and encouraging parents.

Beaver Trumble

Beaver Trumble is the Customer Care Specialist for The Honestly Adoption Company. Chances are, if you have been in need of technical support, or forgotten your password to one of our courses, you have interacted with Beaver. He is an absolute pro at customer care. In fact, he single-handedly revolutionized our customer care department last year. Beaver is passionate about connecting with parents and making them feel loved and encouraged.

Kristin Berry

Kristin Berry is the co-founder of, and Chief Content Specialist for, The Honestly Adoption Company. She spends most of her time researching and connecting with guests for our podcast, as well as direction, designing and publishing a lot of the content for our social media channels, blog and podcast. She loves to connect with fellow parents around the world, and share the message of hope with them.

Mike Berry

Mike Berry is the co-founder of, and Chief Marketing Specialist for, The Honestly Adoption Company. He spends the bulk of his time and energy designing and building many of the resources you see within our company, as well as social media and email campaigns. His goal is to use media as a means to encourage and equip parents around the world. He is also the co-host of The Honestly Adoption Podcast.