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.
It’s been a bit. Almost 2 months since I last wrote. So why the gap in blogging? What have we been up to? Well… I needed some time. WE needed some time. We chose to put our home on HOLD for the past 9 weeks, much longer than I had originally planned for. I struggled […]Read More It’s Time.
This blog topic is one I have been wanting to write, but hadn’t yet, because I HATE asking for help when I need it (and thus didn’t want it to seem a plea for help for us specifically). Well, now that we have no extra kids… I feel like I can do it… I can […]Read More 10 Ways To Help A Foster Family
Eight months. Eight months ago Saturday we said YES to a newborn baby girl ready to be released from the hospital and YES to her 16 month old brother (who was in a different foster home that did not accept newborns). I have vowed to be completely honest with you readers on this blog because, […]Read More 8 Months To Forever
I lost my dad earlier this month. Just 2 days after his 60th birthday. I debated strongly as to whether I wanted to even share this (as it feels so intimate) or just move on with writing about our latest foster care happenings, but I decided it needed to be written about. For a couple […]Read More LOSS
I’ve never been very good at sitting still. Constant DOING helps me to feel less anxious and more in control. People comment that my house is always so clean. “How is your house so clean with 4 little ones living inside it?!” Truth is there’s very little I can control in this roller coaster […]Read More Dear (Foster) Moms: Just BE STILL
It’s March Madness around the ‘S’ household! But I haven’t watched a single game of the NCAA tournament. Instead, I have been distracted by our own version of madness; a month full of both upsets and triumphant “wins”. We are deep in a spiritual battle where some days there are victories and others I just […]Read More March Madness
I have a TERRIBLE memory. I don’t remember much of my childhood. The memories I do hold are the ones my mom snapped a picture of and printed for our family’s photo album. Still, I am not sure if I ACTUALLY remember the moment or just the image ingrained in my mind from the photograph. […]Read More The Importance Of Memory Books For Kids In Foster Care
The start of a New Year often prompts resolutions to do more. Exercise more. Cook more healthy meals at home. Clean and organize more. Make more money. Travel more. But for our family, the start of January 2019 forced us to reevaluate. To instead, search for ways to do LESS in order to make this […]Read More Avoiding Burnout