As DJ was transitioning to his family member’s house a few weeks ago, I got a lot of mixed messages from people. It felt to me like people were approaching it as if my biological child had died suddenly and I would never recover. And this is where I think I need to clarify a … More What Exactly is Foster Care?
If other foster families are anything like I am, it can be hard to ask for help. Even when we desperately need it. If someone does ask me how they can help, I typically either blank and cannot think of anything in the moment, or feel bad asking and end up just saying “we’re good!” … More 10 Practical Ways to Help Foster Families
I know, I know. I’m a terrible blogger. Last you heard from me I was waiting to be approved as a foster parent, and it’s eight months later and I’m on my second placement, who has been with me for almost two months! So here is a quick life update and some lessons I’ve learned … More Fearless, Ferocious, Unreasonable Love
If you know me or have read my blog over the past few years, you know that several years ago the Lord placed a passion for orphan care on my heart, which I believe started when I truly realized the weight of my Dad’s adoption story and was even more accelerated once Joel entered my … More The Unknowable Future at My Doorstep
First off, let me say that this month was by far the most surprising challenge for me. The thought of staying off of social media was pretty scary. In a typical day, I’d check my social media apps every morning before I got up, when I got home from work, and before I went to sleep at … More WE CAN WORK IT OUT
Well my dentist will be happy about last month, that’s for sure. I flossed more than I ever have! And my skin is finally starting to recover from all of the poking and prodding (face masks and drying oils and moisturizers). Overall I enjoyed the challenge a lot, because it wasn’t too difficult and didn’t take … More CALL ME MAYBE
Month 9 was so great! I really enjoyed the She Reads Truth Women in the Word // New Testament study that we did. It is such a neat Bible study tool, right on your phone! One of the biggest takeaways I got from the study was found in this description from Day 16 of Martha… “We know Martha … More PUT ON A HAPPY FACE
Has everyone been eating their fruits and veggies?? Sorry we’ve not checked in much this month… It’s been a bit crazy for us Sisters with me having my film New Life release in theaters this month and Hayley taking on a heap of new responsibilities at her job. As all of us know far too well, … More BE THOU MY VISION
This fun family let me invade their home and capture a few sweet moments with their new little one! Welcome to the world, Harper. You are adorable and greatly loved!
Due to certain circumstances, there were a few occasions when I couldn’t keep the No Eating Out Rule this month, but overall it was a really great opportunity to learn a few new recipes and get more creative in the kitchen! I even used a Meal Planner I found online, which helped tremendously. That doesn’t mean it … More STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER