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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...

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...

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...

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...