Catching Up

I am officially completely out of my routine and there has been no time for blogging! Our Spring Break schedule has gone very well and we have had quite a few fun activities. I have to make a very quick trip to Seattle tomorrow with Honeybee and Dimples for medical appointments, which means our break is just about over.

Mimi’s filming is going well. Boo has the role of the protagonist’s younger sister, and last night she was feeling “done” with acting. I had to go on a Mommy Rescue Mission and pull her back together for the evening. The entire cast and crew were there and I was a little worried she might not make it , but in the end, she was fantastic. Russ and Samuel built an 18ft. camera crane for filming that was a big hit with the crew. Rusty is spending all day working with the crew and at the moment he is mixing fake blood. He just informed me that he needs my computer to get the recipe, so I guess this is all for now.

Thanks to a friend, two more books have arrived, Parenting the Hurt Child and Adopting the Hurt Child, somber titles to be sure. Hopefully we’ll find helpful ideas in them.

Have a great weekend.


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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. thecurryseven
    March 19, 2009

    I love, love, love those two Keck books. I know the titles don’t sound hopeful, but I gained so much insight and good advice from them.

  2. jeffhossler
    March 23, 2009

    I have really appreciated reading through your blog. I was wondering what adoption agency you worked with?

  3. Thankfulmom
    March 23, 2009

    The agency that we have used and loved is Adoption Advocates International.


  4. jeffhossler
    March 23, 2009

    Thanks for the information and good luck with your new work!


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