Post-Divorce Boundaries: Where is the Line?

My dear husband separated from his ex-wife more than 5 years ago.  I came into the picture during the divorce proceedings, as I went through my own.  I’m sad to say for my husband that while my ex and I had absolutely no disputes, and the mediator called it the smoothest divorce he had ever…

Meeting My Stepchild For The First Time

I stood in the long, gray corridor just before room 208. I needed a moment, a moment to ponder, to catch my breath before I’d knock. Was I ready for this? Was this the right timing, was it too soon? How much of this is me being ready, or just giving into the ongoing pressure?…

Medieval Times: A Lesson on the Human Dynamic

There has been a struggle of seeing the human factor in people with our generation.  We are so out of touch with community, consumed with our Facebook, Instagram, SnapChats, and blogs that we are missing a human connection.  We look at a man who knocked up a liquor store on the news, and we categorize…

As If He Were My Own

Trying to utilize best judgement when receiving zero communication from a birth mother.