It's February 16, and we're almost half-way done. We have some big steps left on the road to fostering/adoption (I'll abbreviate F/A), but we're really not far from the end of the road. In fact, we're so close to having a possible "placement" that our agency said, yeah, you can take him/her with you on … Continue reading Why we stayed quiet
Hello! Random thoughts spewing forth. You've been warned. One. I wanted to share my favorite books from 2017. I read quite a few and LOVED a handful the most. If you're looking for a good read, check out: Fiction top five: "Small Great Things" - super relevant and moving. I won't say much else except … Continue reading four things this Friday
So much of motherhood is about your little people's dreams. But what about other peoples' little people? Kids in the Texas foster care system are more times than not left to bounce from home to home until someone adopts them - or they age out of the system. Bexar county, where we live, has rather … Continue reading I have a wild imagination.
Literally. I want to talk about things. Our stuff. Our purchases. Several months back - years?! no way... - I said I wanted to buy LESS, and when I have to buy, try to buy ethically and as sustainably as possible (or second-hand etc etc). Consumption must decrease for me to have peace. Guess what, … Continue reading Some thoughts on things.
I love a new year as much as the next gal... a chance to proverbially wipe clean the slate and start fresh. A chance to forget what day it is and what year it is and laugh at how fast the past year went. A chance to evaluate your outlook and your goals, scratching things … Continue reading New Year, same God
As the Advent season rounds third and we get closer to Christmas, I am writing to remind myself and you to be yourself. What do you like to do for the holidays? Are you doing those things? What kind of Christmas do you want for your kids? Are you doing that for them? Are you … Continue reading Be yourself.
Yesterday wasn't one of my finest. We went to the store in the morning, something I try to do as little as possible with three small kids. Because it was a PERFECT time to shop, aka almost empty, James (almost 5) decided that the open aisles meant FREEDOM. Off he ran. Repeatedly. I stayed calm. Until … Continue reading love/fear