40 years…gone, poof, just like that! I’ve been married as long as I haven’t. My kids will all be adults in the next 9 years. It’s all crazy, and it’s all got me thinking about what I hope the next 40 years holds for me. 1. 30, 40, 50, and 60 year anniversary 2. 5 … More 40 goals and dreams for the next 40 years
In this world of Covid-19, I hate the phrase ‘new normal’. We are in a world where toilet paper and hand sanitizer are like gold, where we wear masks everywhere, and the term essential worker exists. None of this is normal. I am not a huge touchy feely person by nature. It’s just not a … More This is not normal
These are the words written on my aromatherapy bath salts. You see I am like the rest of the world right now, in quarantine with my 5 kids all at home doing home school. And I am suddenly somehow a home school teacher. Did I mention that 3 of these kids are teenagers? So I’m … More For Best Results, Breathe Deeply
I have not blogged in a really really really long time. Honestly I have not painted my nails, gone swimming (I like to swim laps at a local pool), or generally done anything for myself in a really long time. To say things have been crazy would be the understatement of the year. Things have … More How I get through a whole lot of life mess.
It’s silly when you think about it, she’s a dog… she’ll move on, but I have 3 kids in my home who’ve all experienced this same thing more than once. … More Today’s rantings, ramblings, and thoughts on adoption.
I wrote a blog about 3 years ago titled My Southern Ways, that has become one of my most popular blogs to date. Mainly because I think we southerners are fascinating. Southern women especially, we are classically elegant, fiercely strong, and full of charming hospitality. So here are the 10 lessons I hope I’ve imparted … More How to be a southern woman
That’s how I feel about back to school. I’m truly giddy. Like a kid waiting for Christmas morning, staring at the wrapped packages, counting down the days… this is me, staring at book bags and lunchboxes. I can hardly stand it I’m so excited! Don’t get me wrong, I’m also sending my oldest off to … More Like a child in wild anticipation…
Adoption/Foster Care is Hard! Remember getting married, and year 2 or 3, when the love goggles were off, broken in a corner somewhere, and you saw your spouse for the first time for the broken, non-perfect, mess of a person that they really were…oh yeah, and they saw you the same…and then you had to … More Family Meeting Anyone?
So anyone who knows me well and has ever talked about marriage with me, knows I am a really big fan of this book called Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs. It’s kind of what Matt and I have built our very healthy marriage on. Don’t hear me wrong. Our marriage has had its fair … More Love and Respect Parenting
So we just had 2 new kids join our family. We are now guardians of our niece and nephew. They’ve been here a couple of weeks now and the difference in the house can be felt when you walk in the front door. We are now a family of 7, with 5 children, and people … More Love Like Crazy