Being a mom · entertaining the kiddos · Parenting

“Yes” when I can, “No” when it counts.

Three years ago I posted this pic of 2½  year old Charlie Grace on Instagram with the caption: Working on Saying YES to her this summer. Yes to shoes on the wrong feet. Yes to running through a random sprinkler on our walk. Yes to two Hello Kitty bandaids instead of one. #YESwhenIcan #NOwhenItcounts It was… Continue reading “Yes” when I can, “No” when it counts.

Adoption · Being a mom · Fostering · Inspiration · Parenting

For Every Mom

Mamas. I see you. All of you. healthy mamas. sick mamas. single mamas. working mamas. foster mamas. grandma mamas. lonely mamas. birth mamas. teacher mamas. happily-married mamas. teen mamas. heartbroken mamas. brave mamas. aunt mamas. grieving mamas. elderly mamas. hope-to-be mamas. soon-to-be mamas. desperate-to-be mamas. aren't-able-to-hold-their-baby mamas. ashamed mamas. adoptive mamas. extra-needs-kiddo mamas. overwhelmed mamas.… Continue reading For Every Mom

Being a mom · Inspiration · kidney transplant · Life Changes · Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease · Words to live by

Thirty-Three Sounds Good To Me!

Last Friday was my birthday. Yes, it's taken me 7 days to write this post. don't blog-shame me. Maybe if I could get my brain and my body to get on the same page I'd be able to sit down and get something accomplished in an efficient way... but so far that hasn't been a… Continue reading Thirty-Three Sounds Good To Me!

Adoption · Being a mom · Faith · Fostering · Words to live by

Foster Care Truths: There is no ‘winning’

Some of you may have read this post before; I'm re-posting it after making a few edits. It's too important not to share again, especially since I know it may help change the perspective of so many people regarding foster care and because I have even more of an excuse to talk about 'all things… Continue reading Foster Care Truths: There is no ‘winning’

Apraxia · Being a mom · Childhood Apraxia of Speech · everyday life · Family · Fostering · kidney transplant · Speech Therapist · Toddler Years

May is gonna be SWEET!

May is kinda the best month ever. Voting's over. It's been decided. There are so many awesome things to celebrate and climb up on a soap-box for in the month of May, and throughout the month I'll be sharing education, encouragement, and my experiences with all of these things! It's like May is MY month… Continue reading May is gonna be SWEET!

Being a mom · Do It Yourself · everyday life · Holidays · Parenting

Store Bought Valentines & Parents Who Buy Them.

I know Valentine's Day was last week and there's probably Fourth of July decorations already out in the stores. America moves on quickly folks. But I've just gotta get these thoughts out there. If you know me, then you know I love all things crafty. Glitter is my spirit animal and Pinterest is my happy… Continue reading Store Bought Valentines & Parents Who Buy Them.

Being a mom · entertaining the kiddos · everyday life · Parenting

How To Be a Good Parent {one easy step}

I was reminded today of the secret to being a good parent. It's necessary to remind ourselves of this sometimes, lest we become bogged down by all the negative self-talk we indulge in daily. As a parent, we're constantly filtering through all these outside {and often conflicting} opinions about how we parent. What food we need to… Continue reading How To Be a Good Parent {one easy step}