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How I Found My Own Emotional Freedom

Freedom has been on my mind this week. July is a very reflective time for our family. It’s a month full of celebrations of freedom, faith, triumph, and courage. July is also the month we became a family. Our adoption trip of nearly six weeks in Eastern Europe forever...

The Ultimate Secret to Helping Tough Kids Heal…

If there’s any one thing about parenting her kids that I could shout from the rooftops it would be this. The most important person to get help is mom. It isn’t the kids. Yes, they need help too. But, if you have to pick one person who gets help first, choose...

How Do I Find the Right Help?

One of the first things we were blindsided by when we adopted our kids was the marked lack of professional help that actually exists out there in the world for issues related to developmental trauma. We had read all the books, we did all the research, we knew what to...

Redefining Hope

Hope. It’s just a simple little word, right? Yes, indeed, it is a simple little word with a whole lot of loaded meaning.  To some it means everything and to others it has become a true four-letter word that triggers anxiety rather than peace. Personally, I think...

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...