Friday Favorites: Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin

I haven’t done a book review for Friday Favorites since last fall, and I’ve got a GOOD one!   I’ve been writing the review up in my head since the first few pages, and I devoured the rest of the book in just a few sittings.  I like it so much that I’m giving away a copy!Continue reading “Friday Favorites: Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin”

Five Stages of Summer Vacation Acceptance

As a mostly stay-at-home-mom with two kids in school, I have mixed feelings about summer vacation.  I adore my kids, and love spending time with them.  They are three of the most funny, creative and energetic people in earth.  But during the hours and hours of unstructured free time at home from mid-June to theContinue reading “Five Stages of Summer Vacation Acceptance”

Refined in the fire with every poopy diaper.

This weekend Trent and I were able to join over 1,000 adoptive and foster parents at the Refresh conference near Seattle.  It was a great weekend, spending time together with no kids, connecting with other adoptive parents, and seeing lots of my Called to Love girls again.  We also attended several great seminars and sessionsContinue reading “Refined in the fire with every poopy diaper.”

Confession du jour: I’m that mom

My oldest (aka: PFB, or Precious FirstBorn) is smart and sassy.  He loves cracking jokes and making his friends laugh, but doesn’t always have a good read on the room as far as the grown-ups are concerned.  If a wise-crack comes into his mind, it comes out of his mouth, and not always at theContinue reading “Confession du jour: I’m that mom”