As a foster mom, I honestly might cry if someone gives us or a child living with us One. More. … More
Dear child, I have discovered my most important contribution as a parent. I get to teach you– daily–that people aren’t … More
It was my 14-week appointment with my midwife, and we chatted easily about our summer travel plans, which hospital I … More
This summer we took our five kiddos on a month-long road trip to see ten national parks. Most of the parks were impressive from the moment we drove into them. But our first day at Mt. Rainier was a huge disappointment.
I’ve been a stay-at-home mom with a part-time job for almost 12 years now. It has felt a little odd, … More
Camping with small children might feel like more of a hassle than it’s worth, but the memories we have made … More
I experimented with MANY recipes while camping for almost a month straight with four small children. After all of my … More
Twenty of us were sitting in the living room on a mish-mash of recliners, couches, and chairs pulled in from … More
There’s a lot I can’t tell you about foster care and the kids who have stayed with us, for privacy’s … More
My mind jumps. ALWAYS. It jumps from laundry to a 6-year old’s question to a text message to Facebook to a … More
When we first started considering foster care, my first concern was about our own kids. How they would handle having “outsiders” in our home… how we would handle taking care of that many kids…
Now, having done a couple stints with respite, I don’t know how we would do it without them!
“Mommy, I had an accident!!” Strip the 4-year old, put her clothes and the rug in the washing machine, and … More
Walking through parking lots and grocery stores with kids in tow almost always elicits some comment from a stranger. “You’ve … More