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How Do I Talk to My Adopted Kids About Their Birth Family?

As parents who have adopted children, an important question we continually face is how do I talk to my adopted kids about their birth family? If a child comes from a birth family situation that was not ideal, included drugs, alcohol, dysfunction, or abuse, these...

The Downward Spiral of My Son’s Behavior

Our adopted 10 year old son had an inexplicable rage inside of him. Actually, anyone who understands trauma and adoption would say it's totally explainable. Click here to read about understanding kids with trauma history. The Early Years We started with 2 year old...

What I Saw the Day of the Family Photos

The day of the family photos, I see a major problem coming. Getting these photos is one of those things we had been talking about doing forever, but we kept putting off because, well...having our family's picture professionally taken? I'd rather poke a fork in my eye....

Family

Your Guide to Netflix Original Programming

Perhaps you are just like me and become overwhelmed when clicking through Netflix and are bombarded by so many programs. It seems like the list grows daily. This Guide to Netflix Original Programming is for you! I chose a handful of programs to highlight in this...

Moving: One Year Later

It's been one year since we moved from Colorado to New York. Where has life taken us and how are we adjusting? Here is how we are doing one year later after moving across the country. What Has Changed One year ago, 5 of us were living in a 650 square foot apartment...

When the Money Just Is Not There

My husband and I had been avoiding this discussion for days, but the time had come. We both dreaded it. We had to talk about The Budget. We have a great marriage and work together as a team on most issues. Except for a difficult year we experienced, for the most part...

Fitness

10 Quick and Healthy Family Dinner Ideas

Do you need to get dinner onto the table in a hurry, and you want it to fit into your healthy eating goals? I can relate. Plus, it needs to be something kids will love, and adults will enjoy too. Seems impossible on some nights, but with just a bit of planning, you...

Why You Can’t Guilt Yourself Thin

  Do you feel guilty when you overeat? Should you feel guilty for being overweight? How about for eating junk food, like chips and chocolate, that you know aren't good for you? I'm not sure a day has gone by that I haven't had some sort of guilt in the realm of...

3 New Winter Fruits to Try Today

It's tough to fit healthy eating into the Winter season. Vegetables are easier, but it's hard to get fruits in when berries and summer produce are expensive and the quality isn't great. Here are 3 new winter fruits to try today to jazz up your diet. This is a great...

How Do You Know If Your Sex Life is Good?

How Do You Know If Your Sex Life is Good?

Friends, how do you know if your sex life is good? There is one question to ask yourself to find out if your sex life is good, and with the answer you'll know immediately. You may be surprised to discover the answer doesn't involve sexual skills, number of times per...

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