Category Archives: parenting

You’ve Got This, Mama

My monthly post for The MOB {Mothers of Boys} Society is up over there.  I wrote about a difficult topic but one that many of us mama’s have or will face.  Would love you to join me there today!

 

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My Real Children

One of the questions that annoys me {and many other adoptive parents. I’m sure} is “are you her real mother?” Or, even better, “are they real brothers?” Really? They share the same parents and the same last name, what do you think? For the record, real moms come in a variety of packages.  Some carryContinue Reading

When Parenting Teens and Young Adults is Hard

Wouldn’t it be nice if our kids could look at the replay of our lives and consider our mistakes a lesson learned on their behalf, thus saving themselves from anguish and heartache? If you read here regularly, you know I write a monthly column for The M.O.B Society, a popular website just for mama’s ofContinue Reading

Loosening My Grip

Sometimes, when I am quiet in this space, it becomes increasingly intimidating to return. Is anyone reading here still?  And the haunting question always lurking in this writers mind– do I have anything important to say? But God, sweet friends! He just doesn’t give up on this pen to paper call He has placed inContinue Reading

For your desperate mama moments

Three kids six and under and a mama all with the chicken pox.  It is NOT my fondest mama memory.  Oatmeal baths and whining {mostly from me} and calamine lotion and whining and scratching and reminding not to scratch.  The worst was being cooped up in the house for a week. There was a knockContinue Reading

What You Learn From a Quiet House

My house is quiet. Y’all, that never happens!  With four kids, a two year old grandbaby, two dogs and a husband- it just never happens. Normally I beg for quiet.  Sweet Pea even says “hush”, echoing what she hears from my lips so often.  The clang, the chatter, the chaos of a busy home can seemContinue Reading

Moments Like This

Sunday, my daughter will become a wife.   I will return with regular posting {actually a 31 day series} October 1st. Appreciate your love and prayers in the meantime!

Hitting the books

I have a special prayer request! Tomorrow, Shayla starts her first day of college classes!! She is excited but nervous, especially about juggling motherhood, work and school {not to mention a wedding at the end of next month}. Will you pray for an extra measure of grace for her? God has moved so incredibly inContinue Reading

Desperate for love

I stumbled across Reece’s Rainbow several years ago and have been a staunch supporter of their cause ever since.  Reece’s Rainbow advocates for children with special needs, specifically Down Syndrome, in other countries that are in need of forever families.  Selfishly, I want to bring little Lianne or Megan or Tara home and love onContinue Reading

The best kind of Dad

He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.  ~Clarence Budington Kelland I could not be more thankful that God chose Mike to be my hubby and the father of our children.  However each child has joined our family, his love, devotion, direction and affection doesn’t differ.  HeContinue Reading