Are you excited? I am. You are reading my first blog post. Over the years many people have told me I should write down some of my most memorable stories in book form. I’d like to think people enjoy my stories because of my wonderful re-telling abilities but it probably has more to do with the fact that I have a full, usually amazing, often chaotic life. I like to think of it as BLESSED. And Blended.
While I’m not quite at the book stage yet, this blog is a great way to share some of those stories, experiences, and life lessons- as well as how they have helped shape my worldview and therapeutic focus. As a Marriage and Family therapist in private practice I have chosen to narrow my scope to focus on work with BLENDED families. If you know our family story you will understand this partially comes from personal experience and I’m sure some of those stories will serve as reference in this blog. But more so, I feel like this population is highly under served.
Marriage and Parenting is hard even when things are going smoothly and harmoniously. What happens when things are acrimonious and unstable? Marriage and Parenting can become downright un-fun. When this happens, we no longer focus on thriving but simply on surviving. This is no way to live.
My goal through this blog is to lighten your load around blended family issues using stories, current topics, evidence based research and education. Sound boring? Don’t worry, it won’t be. My posts will be often but brief as I am aware of each of your busy lives.
Q: Is this blog only going to be about blended families?
A: Nope. I’ll be posting about divorce, marriage, co-parenting, kids
Q: Do I have to be in a blended family to identify with your posts?
A: No way. I’ll offer universal parenting, marriage, and personal growth ideas
Q: Does this mean you’ll only see blended families in private practice?
A: No. My scope of practice supports me seeing all forms of clients, blended families is just the sub-set I have chosen to specialize in.
Well, that’s it, folks! I hope you enjoyed my first official blog post. Stay tuned for the next one which will give my top 5 tips for Blended Families.