As of yesterday, our family is officially licensed to begin foster care in the state of Texas. YEEHAW! So many feelings... but really the overwhelming one is peace. And I am not a naturally peaceful person! And yet... when I think about our family being turned upside-down, I am so excited and so at peace. … Continue reading We are official!
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
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.
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
We are safely two-thirds into our summer, and I must admit, I was purposefully remaining as un-scheduled as possible. We (royal we... I...) needed to be able to rest and play and run out and meet people and work a little and clean house, and we (I) have a hard time keeping that flexibility when … Continue reading Things my kids play with