If you’re a mom, have you ever needed a break?! Ever packed the kids up for a weekend at Grandma & Grandpa’s to get away for a bit with your husband, or to have a stay-cation at home without all the NOISE? What if this were NOT an option? What if not only were this […]Read More Respite Care- Do You Need A Break?!
It’s been a while. A while since I have written specifically about our fostering journey. And I am still hesitant to do so for many reasons. The biggest though- there is a very fine line between sharing to educate, inspire, & spread faith in our God, and oversharing too much of a story that is […]Read More A Foster Care Update & Plea for Prayer
* A reader & friend requested I share my tips on this topic. While we still have lots of room to grow in this area ourselves, I will share what has worked well so far for us: a (current) family of 5 with 3 kids under 6. How many times have you wished babies/kids came […]Read More 7 Practical Ways To Nurture Your Child’s Relationship With God
Highly recommend this book!! Read a review of “Grumpy Mom Takes A Holiday” here. First book of 2020!Read More Grumpy Mom 101
Happy New Year!! We are officially 11 days into 2020! Studies show most resolutions fail by tomorrow (the 12th day)… how are yours looking?! What are some of your goals for the year (I would really love to hear… comment below and share some motivation while accepting some accountability partners!). Our family celebrated by eating […]Read More A Fresh Start in 2020!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! ……..Or is it??? Is your holiday season best described by classic Christmas phrases like: “All is CALM, all is bright?!” Do you feel most MERRY this time of year? Or do holiday festivities bring stress, chaos, grief, shattered expectations, disappointment, and other negative emotions??? For me, I’d […]Read More A Holiday Update
I was 22 years old & my life flashed before my eyes. “I should be dead,” I said, phone held up to my ear by a trembling hand. It had just stopped raining after a short summer shower & I was making my way back home after coaching girls’ Cross Country at a local high […]Read More (Nearly) Losing My Life
I hear this statement, “I couldn’t do it, I’d get too attached,” OFTEN. Wish I had a dollar (or ten) for every time I have heard that. It could fund my retail therapy at Target, Carters, and Amazon! Truthfully, I struggle with how to respond & sometimes I find it to be kind of offensive. […]Read More “I Couldn’t Do It, I’d Get Too Attached”
Our lives forever changed, yet again, just about 24 days ago when we welcomed a 4 lb 5oz bundle of joy & sweetness to our family and into our home. We are back to a family of 5! If you read my last blog (Our 3rd Call.), the phone call for this baby girl came […]Read More We Are A Family of 5 AGAIN!
Thursday our home officially “re-opened”. Friday afternoon, my phone rang. It was a number from “Georgetown” which is over an hour away. Seconds went by and ultimately I froze and let it go to voicemail. Pretty sure I did the same thing the last time we got “the call” (ha)… it is scary knowing your […]Read More Our 3rd Call.