As an adoptive mom, people often wonder how I can be pro-choice. It was this encounter with a group of moms that did it. You just never know what the person sitting next to you has been through.
We all like to show our highlight reel on social media, but let me just give you a little glimpse of reality.... Tonight Kacy had a band concert at 6:30 but needed to be at the high school by 6:00. On the other end of town, Averi had to be at soccer practice, also at… Continue reading Real life
A couple of years ago, I planned a date night inspired by the song, Thrift Shop by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis It was one of the funniest, craziest, laugh until we cried, and then laugh some more date nights ever! I sent out an invite via Facebook to a bunch of friends who I thought would… Continue reading Thrift Store Date Night
The first day of school is coming up soon for my kiddos, so I thought I'd share one of my favorite traditions...The First Day of School Fairy!🧚♀️ When my children wake up on the first day of school, a trail of glow-in-the-dark pixie dust leads from our front door to the kitchen table where the… Continue reading First Day of School Tradition
Let's talk about rules and consequences. As a teacher, I got to experiment with rules and consequences on other people’s children before I became a mom. My first year teaching, the students and I came up with a list of classroom rules together. It was one of those perfect in theory ideas, but not so… Continue reading Rules and consequences
Thursday April 18, 2019 This story I'm about to tell you is going to sound crazy. I'm going to look like/sound like some weirdo religious zealot, but I promise I'm not. Tonight, the kids and I had a serious, God Friended Me moment. After dropping Averi off at soccer practice, Keelie, Kacy, Caden, and I… Continue reading Meeting Brentley
Thanks for joining me! I am planning on posting a new blog every week to help me become a better writer. Your feedback (both positive and critical) is appreciated. I am also currently working on a children's book about Earth Day and a memoir of how our family came to be through open adoption. Someone… Continue reading The Journey Begins