Tonight, millions of children, dressed from Frozen characters to famous athletes, will take to neighborhood streets all across the nation for trick-or-treat. This year, however, there may be a healthier alternative to the sweets and treats they’ll bring home.
Archive for October 2015
Welcome to the very first season, and the very first episode of our parenting podcast, Honestly Speaking. This has been a long time in the making and we are finally launching. You can’t begin to imagine how excited we are. Our hope is that this, along with our regular content, enriches your life immensely! We’re starting off with a big question- “Can you really find rest on the weary road of parenting?” If you’re an adoptive, foster or special needs parent, this is an especially big question. Really, it’s one that every parent, in any walk of life, has pondered
Ask a complete stranger on the street to describe foster care and they’ll probably say, at one point, “I’ve heard it’s really hard!” And they would be right. Sometimes it’s extremely hard, in fact. Given this truth, is it really worth it?
Adoption brings about many different emotions. This is true for children, but it is also true for parents. In the 12 years since we first adopted, we’ve experienced more emotions than I can count. From the excitement of beginning the journey, to the fear that grips you through the waiting, it’s real and, at times, all consuming. The question is, how do you overcome?
Today is the day. It’s our big reveal! We are so excited to introduce you to our brand new site. It’s been a fun 5 months partnering with Michael Hyatt and Platform University to create this. We’ve learned so much, and grown more than we could have imagined. Are you ready? Here we go…
My wife and I have stayed together through good times and bad. But it hasn’t been easy. There have been many times over the past 16 years when we felt like giving up. We didn’t though. We kept going and that helped us grow. A commitment to a few simple steps also helped!
Let’s be honest. Marriage isn’t easy. Whenever you bring two individual human beings with their own personalities, hang-ups, and idiosyncrasies into a relationship, bombs are going to detonate. Really, there’s no way to avoid this entirely. But there are some steps you can take to reduce their frequency and find peace.
We are so humbled by the outpouring of shared stories and support after our post Why I Won’t Accept Your Help. It seems that so many of us are caught in a place of prideful/wishful thinking. We wish we could do it all. We can’t. If having a special needs child has taught me anything it is that I am NOT in control. I can’t do this alone.