Stories told by Stacie and Kenyon with Perspective by Waylon Lewis.
Dating a Man with Kids
“You expressed to me the hurt in the fact that it wasn’t your decision. Like you felt helpless because you were, like, ‘It’s not my decision whether I want kids or not.’ You felt like I was making the decision for you.”
Stacie was 28, Kenyon was 42. Kenyon is already a father of two kids and has decided he doesn’t want more children. For Stacie, a young woman in a relatively new stepfamily relationship, the unanswered question remains if she wants kids of her own in the future.
In the second half of the show, Andy talks with Waylon Lewis, founder of the online magazine Elephant Journal, and host of the webcast “Walk the Talk.” They discuss Buddhism, dating, and how Waylon’s mom is ready for him to get married.
Additional Information and Resources:
Things I Would Like to Do With You book by Waylon Lewis
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939-1987), founder of Shambhala
The Pema Chödrön Foundation Pema Chödrön is an American Tibetan Buddhist and teacher. She is the author of many influential books, such as When Things Fall Apart, Living Beautifully, and The Places that Scare You.
The Bucket List Life Fun Adventures & Philanthropic Events, Kenyon Salo, Founder
“The Many New Faces of the American Family” The Atlantic
“Real Talk on Real Families“ By Courtney E. Martin, On Being
Family Story Project Because there’s more than one right way to be a family.
Julie Hanks on Co-Parenting By Julie Hanks, licensed clinical social worker, family therapist, consultant, and author of The Assertiveness Guide for Women: How to Communicate Your Needs, Set Healthy Boundaries, and Transform Your Relationships. (Guest on Elephant Talk Episode 8)
“Dating a Guy With Kids? 6 Things You Must Find Out!” By Mary T. Kelly, M.A., Huffington Post
An Adoption Story TEDx By Jillian Lauren, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Some Girls: My Life in a Harem