FAMILY, Personal Thoughts

10 Things I Want my Kids to Know About Me

As a mom, sometimes I feel like my life is lived under a microscope. "Don't do that, you're a mom!" "Don't wear that, you are a mother now." "Dont..." I'm a little tired of it. Ok, you caught me. I'm more than a little tired of it. I'm a human being! I'm not only a… Continue reading 10 Things I Want my Kids to Know About Me

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Project 365 – January 4-25

Here's the last 3 weeks of our #365photochallenge! It's been such a fun-filled 3 weeks, and the weather has been gorgeous. I think the next 3 weeks are going to be filled with FL heat and humidity, but we'll see. To follow along with our 365 journey in real-time, and to see the captions that… Continue reading Project 365 – January 4-25

FAMILY, Personal Thoughts

Here We Go!

Welcome, 2018! I know, I know, I'm a few days late with this post (what else is new). In all fairness, this transition into 2018 has been BUSY. I've been working a LOT; I've started doing overnights with an absolutely fabulous family (for real, I love them from the bottom of my heart!) and I… Continue reading Here We Go!

FAMILY, THE KIDS

Happy Birthday, Robert!

On this day 6 years ago [at 9:13 PM], my sweet boy came into this world. From the moment I saw his existence shine from two little lines in my hand, he changed my world. I've always wanted to be a mother. Always dreamed I would have children of my own, to have and hold… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Robert!

FAMILY, THE KIDS

Our Merry Time on The Disney Dream

Hey, friends! I'm back! If you follow me on Instagram, you know that my family took a nice cruise last week. We went on The Disney Dream for their 'Merrytime' cruise, which is Christmas themed. Mercy Me (the band) and the voice cast of Adventures in Odyssey were also on board, so we got to… Continue reading Our Merry Time on The Disney Dream

FAMILY, THE KIDS

Happy Birthday, Caroline!

It's true. This morning, at 6:58 am, my little bird turned 3 years old. I'm a bit in denial that it's been three whole years since I first held her and saw her sweet face... but oh, what a joyous three it has been. She was born on a cloudy Tuesday morning, in a stark… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Caroline!

Echaria Rising, FAMILY, THE KIDS

Best Laid Plans

Today, my family and I attempted to go out and have fun. Our day started like a typical Saturday- with Swim Team practice for Robert, and Swim Lessons for Caroline. After the pool stuff wrapped up, we planned to head down to Miami to hit the Zoo, since we have a membership. The forecast said… Continue reading Best Laid Plans

FAMILY, Personal Thoughts

The Details in the DNA

I'm adopted. That's not a secret, and never has been. It's always been a huge part of my story, and has greatly shaped who I am as a person. It has brought me a lot of pain, and it took years of therapy for me to even come to grips with this part of my… Continue reading The Details in the DNA

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Pumpkins and Pregnancy Loss

Well, October is here, with all of its associated fabulous festivities. Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday, and we have several standing traditions here in our house. Halloween cookies, Decorating, A different holiday appropriate movie every night, flashlight ghost stories, pumpkin carving, and of course, the main event- the costumes and candy collecting. October is… Continue reading Pumpkins and Pregnancy Loss

FAMILY, Personal Thoughts, THE KIDS

The Color Conundrum

It happened. The conversation that I knew was inevitably coming, but was hoping wouldn't happen for a while. A conversation about biological sex and colors. I know, it sounds ridiculous, right? Let me explain. A little girl in my son's class asked him what his favorite color was. He responded "Red is my top favorite,… Continue reading The Color Conundrum