Stow the Broccoli

  One of my goals is to not hate my life. Inspiring, right? (Watch for my motivational stickers & t-shirts, coming soon!) When I’m in a good place, I shift the language and ask God to help me enjoy my life.  This requires a significant amount of Divine help…and some cooperation by me. Remember a […]

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Totally Worth It

I had a rough trip down memory lane yesterday as I listened to a podcast about another couple’s experience trying to adopt from foster care.  It reminded me so much of the pain we went through with our beloved first foster daughter, Princess Peach. I thought I’d take this chance to offer a candid take […]

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Dance Fun Happiness

I sat down to write this post 2 hours ago, but ended up making an epic playlist instead. I call it DANCE FUN HAPPINESS…which is redundant, of course. I have no dance-related playlists that aren’t fun or happy (for example, there’s no “BALLET BARRE WITH EXTENDED FRAPPE SECTION” or “POLKA PRACTICE FOR PORTLY PEOPLE”) but […]

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A Good Weekend

#1 Cherub had his PROM. He looked ridiculously handsome, and the weeks leading up to this had some of the highlight moments of my parenting experience. Kudos to #1 – he handled most prom prep on his own. But I got to be there to explain cuff links, consider the merits of bow tie vs. […]

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How it went

You now how sometimes things are just so awful that you’re overcome with inappropriate giggles and can’t stop? That was this past weekend. And by weekend I mean from last Thursday, through to last night at about 7:27pm. So six days of weekend, with me suspended in that high-pitched, wide-eyed, omigoshthiscannotbehappening state of internal disbelief. […]

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Hey! We’re Doing It!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the stories you shared with me this week. Your comments were SO encouraging. I especially love that we weren’t having a big pity party. Just the opposite, in fact – this became a spontaneous celebration of determination: Things sometimes suck, but we’re all working hard and tying the […]

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Mother’s Day

I just realized that Sunday is Mother’s Day. Holy crap, you guys. This holiday? My ongoing nightmare. And it’s not even The Cherubs’ fault. (It will be once the day passes and they’ve done nothing but throw together a magic marker card at 5pm because they saw a commercial on TV and thought, “Oh sh*t! […]

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