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We are Mike and Kristin Berry and Confessions Of A Parent is our blog. We are so excited that you’ve logged on. We hope you enjoy the content, and find it applicable to your life and your family! Keep reading to learn more about us, our family, why this blog exists, and how we can help you find hope, healing, and a little bit of humor on the parenting journey.


Why this blog exists.

Let us begin by telling you why it doesn’t exist! It was not created to be another “how to” on the parenting road. There are tons of blogs, books, television shows, conferences, specialists, and seminars that provide all the help you can find on parenting. Most of them are pretty good. In fact, some of them are extremely good!

Confessions Of A Parent is different. It was created from a realization that parenting is hard. REALLY hard! Sometimes parents just need to know there are others crawling through the same trench they are. Some of the most healing and hopeful moments come when you find out you’re not alone. We are passionate about sharing one powerful and transforming truth with parents around the globe: “You’re not alone. We’ve struggled on this difficult journey. There is hope!”

This blog exists to be an “I know, I’ve been there, you’re not alone” on the parenting journey.

We write weekly here. We usually post twice a week, but every now and then, we’ll post 3 times. We also have a fun thing called Tantrum Tuesday that’s posts nearly every week! You can get our latest posts delivered straight to your email inbox by subscribing!  As a thank you for joining, we’ll give you access to our FREE video series, Creating Your Adoption Roadmap. Click below to join…

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A Little More About Us…

We have been married almost 16 years and are raising 8 amazing children, all of whom have been adopted. We’ve learned a lot from our 13 years of parenthood. Because of this, we are committed to helping overwhelmed parents find hope and humor on the [sometimes] difficult journey of parenting. We do this by speaking honestly about the trials and challenges we’ve faced. Along with being adoptive parents, we also served as foster parents for 8 years. Both of us have spent several years blogging and writing. We also have 17 years experience as public speakers and family consultants. You can schedule us to speak at your event by visiting our speaker page. We would love to serve your organization in any way we can.

Get In Contact With Us…

We love to dialogue with parents all over the world. It’s one of the greatest payoffs of having a blog on parenting as far as we’re concerned. If you have questions or need advice, here are some great ways to connect with us:

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Our Writing & Sharing Policy…

We love to share honest stories and experiences on this blog. The number of parents we’ve interacted with over the past year have made it all worth it. We also know that many folks have great content to share. However, we do not accept unsolicited guest posts for this blog. As much as we’d like to, we have tons of content to share already, plus a small circle of bloggers who guest post for Confessions Of A Parent. We’re confident there are tons of great writers out there with a message to share. We don’t want to hold you back, so, feel free to send guest post submissions to another blog that accepts them. You won’t hurt our feelings. Promise! 🙂 DSC_3054 We get many requests to share full posts or excerpts from some of the posts we’ve written. It’s truly one of our biggest honors! We would love for you to share small excerpts from our posts. You don’t even have to ask permission. We ask that you quote us directly or tag this blog to your excerpt. You can even use Mike’s Twitter or Kristin’s Twitter, or the Confessions Facebook page as a means of referencing us. If you want to re-post one of our posts in its entirety, please email us for permission. Thanks Again! We really appreciate you checking out Confessions Of A Parent. We hope you find the content helpful and insightful. We both love parenting! Along with that, we love to help parents. Feel free to connect with us through email or visit our Community Forum. We would love to interact with you!

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