Talking with our Children About Adoption


Talking with our kids about adoption can be challenging, particularly as they grow older and the questions become more complex.  For most of us, we just don’t have many answers to give our inquiring children. From the time we brought Jacob home from Russia, we have tried to be very open, honest, and matter of […]

Healthy Eating and Your {Adopted} Child


My kids don’t always love me for it, in fact it drives some of my kids downright crazy, but I try to be a stickler about what my kids eat.  That means that most of the time when we are going through the grocery store I’m saying “No”,……”No”,….. “Um, no”,…….. “Are you serious?, No!”  Do […]

Domestic vs. International Adoption


When we were first discerning adoption some 13 years ago, there was a particular incident that occurred while we were growing up that immediately came to mind.  Bob and I grew up in the same small town.  We both remember the “baby Jessica” case.  The family that had to return their toddler to the biological […]

National Adoption Month::A Vlog!

My first vlog all about National Adoption Month.  Includes my “why” and upcoming blog events. National Adoption Month is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love that it falls during the month of November, although I’m thankful for adoption throughout the entire year! Also, during the month of November I will be […]

Upcoming Blog Events


Next month is National Adoption Month, so I will again be focusing most of my blogging on adoption.  I have teamed up with some awesome adoptive blogging moms to discuss a few different adoption related topics.  We will share our thoughts each Monday in November.  I’m looking forward to the posts, we have some great […]

How I’m Voting this Year

Politics is a touchy subject, a passionate subject, as it should be.  What a blessing to live in a country where we are free to speak our minds, free to post our thoughts on facebook, voice our opinions on a blog even!  Of course now is the time of year, right before a presidential election, […]