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Today is the big day! I’ve launched my brand new site, Thankful Moms, with my writing partner, Jennifer. We can’t wait to see you there! Click on the link below and come on over!

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We hope you enjoy a few of our recent internet wanderings.

News that Makes You Run from Brooke Mardell (meant for Easter, but so good we had to share)

I will never forget the sound of his flip-flops as they raced down the hall and into the waiting room, not pausing to round the corners, coming at full speed to my side, where both of our messy tears and words rambled through a series of “I heard he was gone? But that now he’s alive?”

5 Game-Changing Attitudes to Take Into IEP Meetings from Confessions of an Adoptive Parent

We wanted to march into the meeting and let this teacher have it. I wanted her fired. How dare she do that to us! How dare she let this go on for weeks and not call us! We stomped around our house, ranting and raving. We went to bed, still fuming. But the next morning, when it came time for the meeting, we decided to change our attitude.

Your Biggest Expense is Your Greatest Opportunity from becoming minimalist

When the rest of the world was building bigger and bigger, we decided to buy smaller. And that decision has freed us to do many wonderful things.

When I Didn’t Love My Adopted Child from Brandy Lee at Christianity Today

When Nora joined our family, I expected to have hard days… I just didn’t expect months of them back-to-back. My heart got ugly. I went from disappointed to barely surviving to bitter and defeated.

A Prayer for a Hopeful Vision from Emily P. Freeman

We’ve developed a bad habit of praying for clarity.  We want to know the plan before we agree to it, but we’re beginning to understand that’s not really how You roll.  You never promised clarity. hiking feet

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Room for More

Last week, I shared how bringing Avi into our family showed us that we were becoming equipped to parent children from hard places. It is not something I excel at by any means (trust me, I’ll tell you plenty about that over time). But it is something that God calls our family to again and […]

Simple (and small) Living vol. 5

We were able to visit with Sarah in her beautiful home last week! Today, she shares with us more ideas on how to make simplicity work for us in our kitchens… ——— Last week, I shared two of the ways I make the kitchen in our small home work for us: Buy One and Nest […]

3 Tools To Stop Challenging Behavior Before it Starts

In response to our last Tuesday Topic,  a friend messaged me with this question. Just curious how I should handle a child who acts out in order to get “time in” with me. When she wants my attention she will act out so that she gets to be near me. That’s a very good question, one […]