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Family, General

April 16, 2018

We Don’t All

We’re not one of those “we all do this” kind of families. You won’t hear me say “we’re all night owls” or “we all love chocolate candies filled with copious amounts of peanut butter” or “we’re all super into bird-watching.” We can barely even get ourselves in semi-matching clothes for family photos, let alone get ourselves into unanimously matching tastes and preferences for life.

Family, Featured, Fostering, General, Parenting

September 2, 2015

All The Things We Never Say

I have read maybe a hundred lists.  The lists people post just to inform everyone else in the world, to make sure we’re not committing serious faux pas against each other.  “10 Things to Never say to Adoptive Parents,” “The 7 Questions Every Foster Parent Hates to Answer,” “5 Gifts No Teacher Wants to Get,” […]

Family, Fostering, Parenting

July 22, 2015

Mystery Underwear

There is a piece of underwear in my living room, and it has been there for upwards of two weeks. It’s a little boy’s underwear, with Avengers characters all over it, and it doesn’t belong to any of my kids. I have no idea who it belongs to. A little over a week ago, I […]

Family, Fostering, Parenting

July 3, 2015


There was a while during which I seriously wondered whether our decision to foster had forever changed my second oldest son, and not for the better. I avoid names except for Todd’s and mine here on this blog, but since I’ll be talking about him quite a bit in this post, let’s call him Maverick. […]

Family, Fostering, General

October 6, 2014

Things I Wish the Bible Said

Sometimes I can idealize the past, like there were seasons of our lives that were close to perfect, but of course that’s not true.  Every season has its joys and its hardships.  All of motherhood seems to be that way–hard and wonderful, painful and renewing, exhausting and invigorating, full of laughter and tears, hope and […]

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