Empowering Parents welcomes Julia Clark to the Parent Blogger team! Julia is the single mother of an 8-year-old girl. She is presently also caring for her gently aging father. Julia has two older stepchildren, a boy and a girl in their twenties, from her first marriage. She is also five years into her second blended family with her fiancé and his three children, a 12-year-old boy, a 15-year-old girl and an 18-year-old boy. “With three generations at home, it’s always busy,” says Julia.
Just after my daughter turned 2, her father and I separated and divorced; he was abusive and drank too much. When my daughter was 3 her father lost his visitation privileges as a result of his continued violent and abusive behavior. He had passed up many ‘supervised’ visits throughout the year so it came as... Read more »