There’s a quote by Joey Adams that goes, “May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s Resolutions.” If only that were true for us this year. Let me take you back to the first hours of 2022. When I realized it may NOT be that immediate “fresh start” we so desperately and […]
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“She is so lucky to have been placed in your home, to have you 2 as parents…” This “compliment” or similar has been uttered to us many times over the past 27 months since we started welcoming foster children into our family. I used to feel embarrassed and unsure of how to respond; afterall, the […]
Read More We Are The Lucky Ones
WOW! I am not even sure where to start or what to include in this blog post as it has been SO long and SO much has happened since my last post (hence my delay in writing). Let’s start with the obvious- COVID 19- which turned ALL our worlds upside down and has given 2020 […]
Read More 5 Month Overdue Update
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!
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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 […]
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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