Martin Van Buren’s family and descendants

Portrait of Martin Van Buren

Abraham Van Buren and Maria Hoes Van Allen gave birth to Martin Van Buren. Abraham married Maria in 1776 despite Maria Hoes, the widow of Johannes Van Allen, and three children. The couple were immigrants from the Netherlands and put down their roots in America. They were the fifth generation of residents … Read more

Andrew Jackson’s Family Background

Andrew Jackson’s Family Background

Introduction Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States of America’s portrait is in the twenty U.S. dollar bills. Ironically, he condemned both the National Bank and even paper bills. Another legacy, and was the only time it happened in American history was paying off the debt of the United States … Read more

Abraham Lincoln’s Family and Descendants

The Lincoln Family Portrait

Introduction The sixteenth president of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln was known as the man who abolished slaveryby signing the Emancipation Proclamation and keeping the union together. His legacy still lives on and left a huge mark in American History. Find out what influenced Abraham Lincoln to become the man … Read more

James Monroe’s Family Life

Portrait of Eliza Monroe Hay

Introduction Being the fifth president of the United States of America, James Monroe is known for establishing principles of foreign policies, thus, known as the Monroe Doctrine. Perhaps his contribution to the USA can be found in history books or possibly discussed inside the classroom. But ever wonder about the family life … Read more

Theodore Roosevelt And His Family

Theodore Roosevelt And His Family

From birth, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. was part of a very wealthy family. By the time he arrived, Theodore Roosevelt’s family had been in the New York area for a couple of centuries. As Dutch colonists, they had arrived in America in the mid-1600s, before the country was settled and organized. Having brought … Read more

Tantrums, Sick Days, and Being a Patient Mommy

  Wow. The last few days have been a throwback to the beginning of our foster parenting days. Gabriel has been sick and I’ve been struggling to be patient with him. Why would I struggle to be patient with a sick child? Those of you who have never dealt with the disconnect … Read more

Assisted Living – Some Things to Consider

The Difference Between Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes When it comes to finding the perfect assisted living facility (ALF) there are several things that you need to consider. Assisted living gives the senior the ability to live a more normal lifestyle. They are able to do activities, live independent lives, going out … Read more

Adoption Part 2 – Bulgaria Phase

  Adoption in the United States continues to be popular but international adoptions are on the decline. According to the Legal Language site the reason international adoptions are declining is due to due the tragedy of the adoption program in Guatemala where women were being paid to place their children into adoption … Read more

Adoption – Initial Stages – Part 1

  Stirrings – 1965-1997: Adoptions have always near to my heart. From my earlier teenager years, I imagined having a couple of kids of my very own; then I desired to adopt an infant. ? Dreaming of adopting a child It would be an Asian baby-perhaps coming from Korea or Vietnam. Adolescent … Read more