Birthday Girl – #2

C. and S. at dinner.
H., A., and C. with the new D. (preserving anonymity for Dora) doll – a big hit.

My family – they make my heart happy.

C. dancing with N. and MK.

Can you tell that Russ just told me that he thinks I should continue to abbreviate the kids’ names for when I put my blog back out on Blogspot? He is right that it will be a lot of work to edit it later – so I guess I’m back to initials.

~Lisa Posted by Picasa

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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. Anonymous
    January 2, 2007

    Beautiful photos! Makes me wish we’d made the trip up for Christmas. Maybe next year.
    Any news?


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