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

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!

Fostering · Inspiration · Words to live by

The Darkness

A friend of mine shared this with me today and it resonates so clearly with me, and I’d imagine with some of you as well, especially if you are or have been involved in foster care. Sometimes I feel like I can’t talk about the negative parts of our journey with others because I’ll get…… Continue reading The Darkness

Adoption · Baby Baker · Family · Fostering · Life Changes

Boy Meets World {now World, meet Boy}

Every morning Charlie asks me: “Is his name Baker yet?” And every morning I tell her: “Not yet, they are still working on all of his important paperwork.” But today, when she asks, we’ll get to tell her “YES. His name is Baker now!” We’re happy to finally share his precious face with you all.…… Continue reading Boy Meets World {now World, meet Boy}

Being a mom · everyday life · Fostering · Parenting

(foster)Mom Fail.

Y’all, I’ve gotta tell you something. I made a big parenting error last week. If you have a child like my Charlie Grace, I want you to learn from my mistake. I’ll preface this experience with a little bit of back-story. Our Charlie Grace is an anxious soul. Maybe she gets it from the ‘fretful’ย genes…… Continue reading (foster)Mom Fail.

Adoption · Being a mom · Family · Fostering

Peep’s Day.

Today is an important day. It’s the anniversary of the day I first learned of a special little baby. I heard his name. I heard his age. And that was about all the information we were given. Caseworker: “We have a 2 week old” Me: “Ok, let me call Chris” Me: “Babe, we got a…… Continue reading Peep’s Day.