Homemade Bean Bucket “I Spy” Game

Like so manyfamilies I know, I live in an area where we don’t have adequate resources for help for our kids.  It’s not that we haven’t looked. They just simply don’t exist!  I know this might sound strange, but this predicament has actually turned out to...

Welcoming “The Hulk” Into Our World

Are you familiar with the “Incredible Hulk?”  Ha ha! Silly question, right? If you’re anything like me, your first thought might have been “Yah…I live with him!” Mmm hmmm. So do I! Seriously, though, do you know his story? I’m...

Wonderful, Marvelous, and Simply Terrific!

A long time friend of mine once posted the following sentiment on Facebook: “If you can find a reason to use words like outstanding, spectacular, terrific, and superb throughout your day, you will find yourself happier than you might have thought you were.”  At the...

Is it Fair to Compare?

‘Tis the season. Social media is currently bombarded with pictures of prom, graduations, and celebrations. Additionally, there are still tributes to moms floating around, gratitudes and simple gifts, sports accomplishments, school awards, and scholarships. All of...

Are you content to stay where you are?

Are you content to stay where you are?   Stop! You’ve seen that question at least twice now. Don’t just gloss over it. Take a good, hard, honest look at it. Do you love the life you are living? Do you like the people you live with? Are you satisfied with...

You Were Right

As I reviewed one of my old blogs this morning, I came across the most emotionally charged post I have ever written.  I wrote it about 3 weeks after we returned to the United States after adopting our kids. Though it is quite possibly the shortest post I’ve ever...