The keepsake ornaments you put on your Christmas tree can document memories for years to come. When I purchased my very first Christmas tree as an adult, I simply bought glass ornaments to make a pretty tree. But that changed one year, when I saw […]

GIVEAWAY: Hallmark Adoption Keepsake Ornaments

November is National Adoption Month!! In celebration, I’m presenting an encore presentation of the Adoption HEART Conference!!! The Adoption HEART Conference is a free online event that kicks off on Tuesday, November 1st and runs through November 7th. Free sign up here. As an adoptive […]

Why You MUST Sign Up for this Adoption Conference

When you first become a foster parent and become involved in the foster care industry, there are a number of acronyms you need to know to keep from getting confused by the alphabet soup. If you are part of my private Facebook group for foster […]

The Alphabet Soup of Foster Care Acronyms

As a busy mom, dinner is the most stressful time of my day. What’s helped is discovering slow cooker freezer meal planning to take the guesswork out of dinner. By dinner time, all the kids are wound up, parents are tired, and then there’s getting kids […]

How Slow Cooker Freezer Meals Makes Our Dinner Less Chaotic

What people don’t tell you about adoption is the trauma that a child experiences can take hold of a family and cast doubts on the dreams of a happily ever after. I recently read the memoir of adult adoptee Jillian Lauren, Everything You Ever Wanted, […]

Is Adoption Really Everything You’ve Ever Wanted?

Emergency foster care placement is what we were labeled. Most parents have months to prepare for their child arriving into the world. We only had 4 days! Less than 1 week of scrambling for clothes, toys, lawyers, and paperwork. So. Much. Paperwork! We joke that […]

When Foster Parenting is More Than You Bargained For

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NewBeneful #CollectiveBias We are so excited to share the news that we are adopting again!!! Our 9-year-old son, JD, has been bugging us to get him a dog […]

We Are Adopting Again!!!

WHY HOMESCHOOL YOUR ADOPTED CHILD? School can be overwhelmingly stressful for a young child – but add to that a history of trauma, a new language, separation from parents, peer pressure, developmental or social delays – and an adopted child can struggle with big emotions, […]

6 Smart Reasons to Homeschool Your Adopted Child