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Tag: life

Out of body experiences… when your brain and your body need...

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I think all too often, as parents, we are spread paper-thin.  And with one small tear, we could break into an all-out sob-fest or...

Books that Teach My Young Daughters About Civil Rights

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On Monday, January 21st, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  On this national holiday, we remember and honor Dr. Martin Luther King,...

Learning from our children: What our kids can teach US

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Yes, I know, this is so cliché, and at the same time so necessary. I'll never stop emphasizing how important it is to learn...

My Big Family Isn’t a Nightmare:: How Your Words Affect My...

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When we go out as a family, we rarely make it more than a few minutes without attracting the attention of strangers. With a...

The Joys of Motherhood:: How Did I End Up Here?

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Ah, the joys of motherhood. On the surface it seems easy, right? With all the self-help books out there and friends who have procreated...

Tips for Reducing Stress Through Mindfulness Techniques

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I've been trying to get my head and body back on track after the birth of my second child. Accordingly, I've sought out professional...

Being a Stay at Home Mom While the Kids Are in...

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When someone asks me what I do, I want to say everything. Or nothing. Instead, I say I'm a Stay at Home Mom. When I tell...

This is Not What I Thought My Life Would Be

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As I sit here writing this post, I am a stay-at-home mom, running a small non-profit in my non-existent spare time, caring for six children,...

Preparing to Say Goodbye to Another Foster Child

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My family has been engaging in foster care for nearly eight years. We have seen kiddos come and go and sometimes stay forever, but...

The Real Reason I Don’t Want My Kids to Grow Up

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If you are a parent, you have likely heard “you’re going to miss this” during the course of your child’s life. Changing diapers. Rocking...