A Few Things For You!

Happy weekend, friends! I have a new post coming Monday morning, but I want to share three things with you now.

1.| My friend Mike Berry, has a book coming out! For the next 16 days you can pre-order Confessions of an Adoptive Parent and get all kinds of bonus content. I had the honor of reading an early copy and writing an endorsement for the book.

2.| I sent a friends-letter this morning to my inner circle of readers. If you would enjoy a more personal email in your inbox every few weeks, it’s easy to subscribe. It only takes a minute or two to read and it’s content you won’t find anywhere else.

3.| I have a new video on Facebook. It’s a longer conversation about marriage and I answer questions from viewers about managing our home. You can find it, and other videos, on my One Thankful Mom Facebook page, or you can view it here:

If you missed it, this shorter video on giving choices to children has been viewed many times and you may like it!

I’m still figuring things out and making mistakes, like the big one in this video, but overall, it’s a very authentic way to communicate and I’m enjoying it.

All for today, have a great weekend, my friend.

Encourage one another,


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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.


  1. Regan Garner
    January 21, 2018

    It is a fun dynamic to hear you speak from your kitchen table. Hi, Lisa! There was a lot of interesting information in this video, but almost too much (for me) to reflect on. Excited to see where you go with this. Way to try something new!

    1. Lisa Qualls
      January 22, 2018

      I started thinking about it later and wondered if I should have broken it up into two (or more) parts. Good thoughts for the future.


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