Finally Home

I’m home!

Welcome, friends. For some of you, this is a welcome back, and for newer friends, this may be your first time here at One Thankful Mom.

This is where I found my voice and began writing in earnest as a mom of children from “hard places.” I took a detour a year ago to Thankful Moms, and learned a lot from that experience, but this is home for me.

The site is still in process and you will see changes happening for awhile. Some will be very small, others larger, as I grow into my space with the help of my amazing web designer, Sharon Hujik.

I hope you love what you see. I’m wide open to your feedback here in the comments, or through the “contact” form which comes straight to me.

I have loads of ideas for new features and I hope to resurrect some old ones. Remember Tuesday Topics? There were some rich conversations there.

Thank you for sharing my life and letting me share yours. I am honored you choose to read my words.

You give me a reason to keep writing after all these years.

Lisa

 

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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.

21 Comments

  1. Kerri
    April 7, 2017

    Lisa – I love your blog; it’s almost like a devotional for me. Even in sharing your hard things, I almost always leave feeling a little closer to the Lord. I’m not entirely sure why – I’m not even an adoptive mom :). Thanks for sharing snippets of your journey with us. I’m happy to follow you around the web!

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      April 8, 2017

      Thank you for reading, Kerri, your words bless me so much. I’m honored.

      Reply
  2. Joelle
    April 8, 2017

    Welcome home! It’s good to have One Thankful Mom bad again. Last year’s venture was good but since my connection to your blog is a personal family connection I’m pleased with the more personal blog again. Love reading what comes from your heart.

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      April 8, 2017

      It was quite a project getting back here, but it feels just right.

      Reply
  3. Charity Betts
    April 8, 2017

    So happy to see you returning home, hope that makes it easier to keep writing…. I find such encouragement from your thoughts. Blessings friend

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      April 8, 2017

      Thank you, Charity. I feel very happy and have lots of posts in my mind – now I just need time to write!

      Reply
  4. Anita
    April 8, 2017

    So glad to see you back in your most comfortable spot. I always loved your One Thankful Mom blog, and gleaned so much from your wisdom. Thank you for sharing your heart so freely. The new blog layout looks beautiful!!

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      April 9, 2017

      I’m glad you love the new layout, Anita. We put many hours of thought and time into it. I love it every time I look at it!

      Reply
  5. Rebecca
    April 8, 2017

    I love following you and gain so much from your site. I plan to keep reading!

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      April 8, 2017

      Thank you so much, Rebecca. I look forward to seeing you here.

      Reply
  6. angie
    April 8, 2017

    Been gone a while from reading your blog. Happy to be with you today at ETC. Excited to be back home with you reading your blog. Praying for your heart to be guided by Him with each word and message He has for you to share and be used bringing transparent truth to us.

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      April 9, 2017

      Thank you, Angie. I’m so thankful for your friendship.

      Reply
  7. Emily
    April 9, 2017

    Isn’t it always nice to be home!? Thank you for your hospitality in sharing this space filled with wise words. May your homecoming be filled with joy and many unexpected blessings.

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      April 9, 2017

      Ah, I feel like you just came to my housewarming! Thank you, Emily.

      Reply
  8. Jeri Riddick
    April 9, 2017

    Yea! I had trouble with the other format; for some reason it would never send me post but then send them as a big post about once a month. I love following YOU and am glad you came home.

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  9. Blessed
    April 10, 2017

    I love your blog too. So happy you are feeling energized and “at home” in your blog. : )

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      April 11, 2017

      Thank you – it feels right and good.

      Reply
  10. Cindy
    April 10, 2017

    You know how I feel about you, at least I hope you do. So thankful to see you back home. Lots of love and prayers for you as you continue to help those of us who struggle to be the best us we can be. Love, Cindy

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      April 11, 2017

      Lots of love to you too, Cindy. Thank you for sticking with me through so many changes.

      Reply
  11. Sonya
    April 13, 2017

    Love to you, Lisa.
    I’ve been following you SO long. Through so many seasons of your life & mine 🙂
    Thank you for honesty. For trust + vulnerability. For modeling how to honor the feelings + behaviors of your kids. For respecting their past hurts + first parents.
    THANK YOU for still writing. Your words need to be heard, to give life + hope + understanding to other mamas walking this road.
    Much love~

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      April 13, 2017

      You’re welcome, Sonya. I love hearing from my readers who have been with me through the years. Thank you.

      Reply

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