Spend One on One Time With Them

When you have nearly a half-dozen children, it’s difficult to find individual time with each of them. It’s difficult, but it’s imperative to do so. In our home we celebrate our children’s adopt-a-versary. It is a day that we don’t dwell on the legal portion of their adoption, but rather simply dwell on them as … Continue reading Spend One on One Time With Them

Read Books that Celebrate Who They Are

I love books! I have tried to instill a love of reading in my children and although they haven’t quite reached my level of love for books, they are getting closer. I have a small problem with buying children’s books though. I just can’t help it! I see a good story with catching illustrations and … Continue reading Read Books that Celebrate Who They Are

Allow Them to Create Their Own Space

When children entered my home, my OCD tendencies really took a beating. I spend a lot of time swallowing the urge to fix messes and straighten toys. I want my children to take ownership of their things, their spaces. I don’t want to constantly be fixing it for them (even though it makes me crazy!) … Continue reading Allow Them to Create Their Own Space