Blog & Updates
Currently, I primarily blog on this website, although admittedly not as frequently as recommended. Writing can be wonderfully therapeutic in a variety of ways. Whether you share what you write with the whole world, just your therapist, or no one, I hope you can experience the self-discovery, emotional dumping, and joy that writing can bring.
Q: Do you have any suggestions on ways for our family to celebrate our sons birth mother on Mother’s Day? Birthmother’s day, traditionally the Saturday before Mother's Day, started in 1990. Some adoptive families like to dedicate this day to the first mother, while...
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There is a lot of insecurity for a lot of people right now, but our children seem to be more secure than ever before. Maybe 2020 wasn’t all bad. My newest NYE tradition is thankfulness and reflection.
We are struggling as individuals, as parents, and our children are struggling too. 7th grade history class is not essential. Your child’s mental health matters. Your child’s relationship with you matters.
As we start looking forward to 2021, we can prepare by taking the time and space we need now to fully process all the stresses, losses, hurts, and anxieties from 2020. We need to process the trauma and the grief. [CBS4Indy Video]
I enjoy being a podcast guest when I get the opportunity. I get to have such great conversations. One of the interviews I did earlier this year was with Kathryn Guylay of Make Everything Fun where we got to discuss many great topics.
My passion for older child adoption was solidified when a child that was maybe eight, handed me an infant, understanding that most people are interested only in very young children…
2020 has been enough to overwhelm anyone.To have the emotional stamina for this marathon, I have to dose my dissociation rather than binge it and focus on neurobiological regulation amidst all of the tragedies.
Adult adoptees and birth parents may find they are struggling with restrictions and isolation. Many young adoptees are responding positively to more time with family and having to navigate fewer relationships.
Therapists may integrate any of these four types of music into your sessions for part or all of the counseling session to specifically reach your brain and enhance your brain’s healing capacities.
Commitment mentality is selfless and puts aside all of what we have dreamed and envisioned to meet him where he is, to love all that he is, all that he is not, and do the hard work of parenting when it is difficult and not what you had envisioned.
Typically premarital programs occur prior to the wedding, but research says the window of opportunity lasts into the first year of marriage and will reduce the chances of divorce and increase marital satisfaction, both immediately and long-term.