a blog about parenting, home daycare, adoption and life in general.
DIY Projects

Family Key Tree Project

I found these decorative metal keys while at Micheal's one day, and snatched one of each of the 6 unique designs. I loved the intricate designs and knew I had…
DIY Projects

My First Keurig Hack

It's no secret that I LOVE my coffee.   And yes, I do have both a Tassimo and a Keurig (as well as a Hamilton Brew Station).  I got the Keurig…
Achimok

Priceless

I went to a friend's graduation ceremony today.  Except, it wasn't just any graduation. When the processional of graduates came in accompanied by bagpipes, I joked with the man next…
PRIDE Training

PRIDE: Week #8

At our first week's session, our instructors said that some of our classes may hit close to home and leave us feeling emotionally drained, or even bring up past emotions. …
PRIDE Training

PRIDE Week #7

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This week's class was all about discipline.  We started with figuring out the difference between "discipline" and "punishment". When I think of the word "discipline",…
Momentary Clarity

Rest Assured

15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against wanting to have more and more things. Life is not made up of how much a person has.”…
PRIDE Training

PRIDE Training — Week 6

This week we talked about "Strengthening Family Relationships". We watched about an hour of  "A Place Between:  The Story of An Adoption", a first person documentary about the search for…
PRIDE Training

PRIDE – Week 5

This past week was our "panel week", instead of what is scheduled as Week #5 in the PRIDEbook.  We had several guests: a kinship-care mom, an adoptive mom, and a…
PRIDE Training

PRIDE – Week #4

This week's topic was loss: how it impacts children, how they process it, and how we can help them through it. As we learned, while adoption may be a huge…
PRIDE Training

PRIDE Training – the Third Week

This week's session was all about attachment, an essential part of any child's development.  We don't often consider how important a step attaching to a caregiver is for a newborn…