Adoption party theme: we found our missing piece

It’s been more than two weeks since our adoption party, but the decorations still hang in our dining room. It’s two-fold, really. Mainly, we’ve had neither the time nor energy to take them down. Life is… busy. But also, I know I’ll be sad to see them go. After all, it hasn’t even sunk in […]

To my son, on your adoption day

To my son, It’s been a journey. You’re too young to understand everything that paved the path you walked. But it’s my hope you will one day realize how many people helped place you in my arms. Here’s your story, and a look at those who made it happen. ♥♥♥♥ We were dancing—your brother and […]

27 things you need to keep in your car

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I’m usually the one who takes and picks up the kids from day care. Every morning, I load up our new van (read: 20-year-old, but new to us) with carseat after carseat after carseat. It’s a routine I’ve pretty much mastered. However, the other day, the van was in […]

When it’s hard to ask for help

Is it easy for you to ask for help? If not, you’re not alone. After all, you know what they say about men and asking for directions. For many, pride gets in the way. For others, it’s another beast entirely—guilt. I’ve struggled with anxiety most of my life, and I have three never-failing triggers: change, […]