Category Archives: Family Transitions

Keeping the Connection: How to Maintain Your Romantic Relationship with the Arrival of Baby by Sarah Beth Thompson

“You need to do everything fun in life now before you have children, because once you do, your life is over.” I overheard this statement from a family last summer and my first thought was, “No! It does not have … Continue reading

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Fathers are Forever

I Coordinate the STRONG Families Initiative at the Alfred Saliba Center for Families in Dothan, AL. I am writing to share an experience of heroism and love. My parents are celebrating 58 years of marriage on November 17, 2013. I … Continue reading

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Marriage and the New Baby

So, my family has some exciting news- we are expecting a baby in November! We feel so blessed and beyond excited (and a little nervous). After the nausea and exhaustion passed, I began to think about how this bundle of … Continue reading

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The Sandwich Generation

In recent years the public media has discussed the idea of a “Sandwich Generation.” This group of middle-aged adults is thought to be caught between taking care of their children and taking care of their aging parents and/or grandparents. It … Continue reading

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Relationship Status: It’s Complicated

I was at a Cub Scout den meeting, talking to another mother and her 9-year-old son. We were discussing requirements for the next Cub Scout rank, and the mother explained that her son needed to complete the “Family Fun Night … Continue reading

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