Since a few days before July 5, I have been on the highway to Crazytown. We confirmed our first foster child placement and prepared for his arrival. I will call him B, and I will get into approximately zero details. Now, he's been here over a month, and we're just taking it day by day. … Continue reading On legacies
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.
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
I've seen other bloggers do 5 things on Friday or some other variation of this "update" bulletin, but 7 is a holy/Biblical number, and I have a lot on my mind... so let's see what happens in the next 10 minutes or so. 1// I'm due in one week (and being induced sooner than that). … Continue reading 7 Things Saturday – 12/3
*note: another hand-written journal entry from a couple of months ago. forgive the back-dating as I catch up* I was in the shower the other night when a thought struck me - as a society, as women, as moms, I think everyone is playing the short game. We, the people, focus in on the here … Continue reading Long Game
Note: I wrote this note to myself a while back (with pen and paper - imagine!), and I never published it. Back-dated to 5/9/16 Dear Stephanie, Yes, I used your first name in full. This is serious. Pay attention. You are a good mom. Stop telling yourself otherwise. Smile. Be grateful. Do stuff. Have some … Continue reading Dear Me