This post is a part of http://www.fiveminutefriday.com. Word of the day: Blessing Blessing is such an appropriate topic for me this week. I'm celebrating two of the biggest blessings in my life. My children are adopted and we celebrate their Adopt-a-versary each year on the day they were "official". This week, we celebrate two of … Continue reading Blessings in Disguise
We celebrate a lot in our house. With four children, there’s always a birthday right around the corner, but on top of those, we’ve been known to celebrate potty success, OT goals being met and our favorite, Adopt-a-versaries. Adopt-a-versary is a word I created to recognize the anniversary of each of my children’s adoption days. … Continue reading Today Is a Day Worth Celebrating
Am I too strict? Not strict enough? Am I scarring my kids for life? Am I molding respectable adults? Surely I’m not the only parent who struggles with these thoughts on a regular basis. Most days, I have no idea how to answer any of them. Recently, my children have been testing limits. A lot. … Continue reading Satan is the Problem, Not Our Children
This post is a part of Five Minute Fridays. http://www.fiveminutefriday.com Write for five minutes on the prompt 'steady'. The first thing I always think of when given a new prompt is some cliche phrase. This week, the prompt is 'steady' and my brain immediately thinks of the phrase "slow and steady wins the race" As … Continue reading Five Minute Friday
Today at the breakfast table, my children were arguing about who their “real” brother or sister was. They are still young - 8,7,6 and 6 - but the term “real” makes my skin crawl. They’re not negating the relationships they have with one another; they're simply wondering about their birth connections. It’s natural, it’s developmental … Continue reading What More Do They Need to Know?