a blog about parenting, home daycare, adoption and life in general.
Momentary Clarity

In His Hands

I am sitting on a chair in a circle made up of women and mothers with many more children than me, many more years of experience and of wisdom.  I…
Achimok

I Saw You At The Store Today.

I saw you at the store today.  You said “Hey, how are you?” in that familiar tone.  You rang in my purchases with a smile and contoured cheekbones.  You were…
Book Club

Choosing to Cheat

I've been reading a book called "Choosing To Cheat: Who Wins When Family and Work Collide" by Andy Stanley. It's a realistic look at how your priorities in life are…
Adoption

True Religion

We had an amazing Christmas. Surrounded by family, enjoying good company, good food and LOTS of gifts, we sang Happy Birthday to Jesus, we sang carols at church, and we…
Christmas

Backwards Angel

  I've always wanted to have one of those perfect Christmas trees like you see in magazine layouts, or on Martha Stewart Live, or in the homes of those amazingly…
Christmas

Before ANYTHING Else??

If I had a catchphrase with the church kids I've worked with over the years, it would be this: "What do we do before we do ANYTHING else?" And 10…
The Zoo - Kiddos and Other Wild Life

Mama Bear

*Warning:  The Words You Are About To Read Are The Disorganized Ramblings Of An Overprotective Mother* Sometimes it feels like I'm the only stay-at-home parent who gets dressed in the…
Achimok

That Place We Go …

According to family lore, my grandparents had a very eventful honeymoon. "Oh?" I can hear you saying. "How so?" The story goes like this.  After a beautiful ceremony and reception…
Adventures - Kid-Friendly Outings

The Caves

"As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from…