Love is in the air and couples are proclaiming their love for each other on social media. Parents are getting notes about parties and decorating boxes to bring to school. All this can only mean one thing; Valentine's Day...
When our adopted daughter moved in with us as a foster kiddo, she had just turned four. Four was a fun age full of wonder and new things at every turn. Everywhere we went, wiser and more seasoned parents...
Throughout the year a theme has followed me. It came with my friends, it came with my family and it especially came with my kid. The question that haunted the back of my mind was, "Can we lower the...
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant." -Martin Luther King, 1964 Every third Monday in January is set aside to honor...
  In talking to several friends lately, I am reminded how stressful this time of year can be.  The holiday season, typically a time of joy and excitement, can sometimes leave us feeling a bit down. As I get older and...
When I found out I was expecting our firstborn (just coming back from our honeymoon, nonetheless) we were elated, to say the least. Especially after being told that there was a good chance we would need IVF from having...
Our family is skipping the big and over-the-top Christmas this year. Our daughter has complex trauma, and her most triggered time of the year is around the holidays. You see, she was removed from her biological home on Christmas Eve,...
New Year's Eve can be hard to celebrate when you have younger kids.  The kids want to stay up late and ring in the New Year with mom and dad, but what do you plan between their normal bedtime...
Pumpkin patches, fall festivals, costumes, parades, and candy can only mean one thing: Halloween is upon us! My daughter loves candy, what child doesn't? And it is the season of candy! It seems like everywhere we go someone is trying...
If I had a dollar for every time I heard "I wish I had more mom friends" I could take some mom friends out for coffee. The issue with making mom friends is, we don't really want go through the...
Before our adopted daughter came to live with us as a foster child in 2019, we prepared in all the ways we knew how. We did all the training with the Department of Human Services, we read all the...
They say kids have three stomachs, and the largest one is strictly for snacks. Moms know the struggle of keeping them fed but also hungry for dinner because if the snacks line up to close to dinner then they're poking...

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