Just over ten years ago, I found out that I would be an “aunt” again. I sat in the living room of our house with a "close-to-due-date mama" and tried to ignore some of the elephant’s that were also in the room with us when she told me. What had mama been doing for prenatal… Continue reading Jeremiah 29:11
Sometimes I sit in my living room when the snow is coming down outside and the kids are all over the place and just observe. Maybe the kids notice that I am just silently watching my world in action from my cozy spot on the couch but I don’t think so. I am so… Continue reading The house I wouldn’t look at.
Back on track, a fresh start, a new year. That’s how most of us wanted this morning to go. We wanted to get in our cars and drive off to work or get our kids on the bus and start putting the house back in order first thing this morning and have a productive day.… Continue reading The 20 minute plan; A New Year’s Resolution for success
This is the destruction that one breakfast leaves behind. We don’t have a dishwasher for 2 reasons. I set the only one we ever did have on fire a few years ago and we replaced it with another fridge. Every meal would be another load of dishes and we would just create a vicious cycle… Continue reading It’s not the full moon.
Foster care challenges your heart and your relationships. That’s the truth of it. Once that call comes and a child is on their way, your brain just starts spinning with the how and why- you begin logistically planning how to blend in another family member. That’s not to say that the excitement of meeting a… Continue reading Foster Care and your “circle”.
About 7 kids ago, I remember dreading the grocery store. My three babies were ages 2 ½, 14 months, and my youngest was a newborn. I couldn’t even think about how I could get them all safely into a shopping cart much less add groceries to that cart and make it out of the… Continue reading Practice makes (closer to) perfect.
I can never go more than a few days without the infamous question “So how exactly do you do it all? With 10 kids, 2 jobs outside the home in addition to our rental properties and my newest blogging adventure it does seem like quite a lot to be able to cover it all. And… Continue reading Lists, Bins, Naps, or Jesus
It was just after Thanksgiving, our big adoption had finalized that past year and things were really feeling “settled”. We hadn’t ended our time as foster parents entirely, knowing that we could provide respite to friends of ours and that we would have a quicker connection to any resources we would possibly need in the… Continue reading ‘Twas the season… to meet “Moose”
For all the stories I have to share there are a million more that you will never get to hear. I don’t think of myself as an extremely private person, and since all of my children are now adopted, I am not necessarily bound by the guidelines of foster care right now, so there is… Continue reading … when it’s not our story to tell.
About 5 years ago, a good friend of mine invited me and the younger half to the North Pole (the NY edition of course). There is a tiny theme park filled with loads of nostalgic rides and SANTA but you know what else I learned about the good ole North Pole. It’s cold. Really... the… Continue reading The North Pole is COLD. And other revelations brought on by the kids.