Loving Locs

There is no time to blog this morning because Russ is home from Kenya and I want to spend every minute with him.  Isaiah took lots of photos and film that I can’t wait to see – once he wakes up.  Unfortunately, I have to drive to Spokane this morning, so the timing is tough, but it’s for a great reason.  Honeybee and Dimples are going to special camp in Colorado for kids with medical needs, and the camp is even flying them there.  If you are ever standing in the grocery aisle trying to choose a salad dressing, choose Paul Newman; his foundation truly does amazing things.

Dimples had her locs tightened yesterday and since I often get questions about locs, I thought I would share a few photos.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone; I’m sure I will.  It’s amazing to have my husband home and know that he can carry the load even better than I can.

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.

15 Comments

  1. Karen Fulghum Sear
    June 29, 2012

    How did you get her hair to lock and what do you use to maintain it? I had my son's hair "twisted" about 3 weeks ago and would like to get them to lock. I'm using a locking gel and re-twist them every few days. I could take him to the hairdresser and pay about $120 to have them "lock" it. I'd like to avoid that, but the 1- 1/2 hours I spend every 3-4 days re-twisting and tightening might be worth the money. He's a swimmer, so we have to be maintaining it all the time. Once it's locked, I won't have to stress about it so much.

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  2. Stephanie
    June 29, 2012

    How exciting for the girls! I love newmans own, their lite sesame ginger is awesome with grilled chicken and I love that it goes to charity!

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  3. Mama D's Dozen
    June 29, 2012

    LOVE the locs. Definitely something I need to consider for my girls.

    Did you do them yourself, or did you pay someone to do the original braids?

    Do you tighten them yourself, or do you pay someone to tighten them? How often does that have to happen.

    How cool that your girls get to fly to camp in CO for a week. Wow! Hope there aren't any fires burning in the area.

    Hope your weekend is BLESSED! Enjoy your time with Russ.

    Laurel

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  4. Jessica Pair
    June 29, 2012

    Her hair looks beautiful!! Hope the girls have a wonderful time at camp!

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  5. jenny
    June 29, 2012

    So beautiful. I love her, even from afar, she will always have a special part of my heart. Here's hoping camp is fabulous, and I'll remember about Newman's.

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  6. Jennifer LB
    June 29, 2012

    I coordinated a wedding last year for the medical director of Newman's Whole in the Wall camp in NC. She was awesome. I was just talking about the camp today. SO glad your girls get to go!

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  7. Sara
    June 29, 2012

    This makes me so happy! I always buy the Newman dressings because my mom did and we commented once that we wonder what the "all proceeds to charity" label means in real life. So THIS is it. Awesome.

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  8. charity
    June 30, 2012

    we are in colo, between the springs and denver, if there is any issue while your girls are at camp, we are happy to help, it has been a crazy few weeks here with the fires…but the last few days have been calm, hopefully that is a good trend. enjoy the respite…so glad your men are home

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      July 2, 2012

      Thank you, Charity!

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  9. NaturaLocs
    July 1, 2012

    They suite her so well. If I get to this length in the next 2 years I'll be very pleased! 🙂

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      July 2, 2012

      Dimples has had her locs in January 2011 and they are just passing her shoulders now. I can't wait until they are long enough to do even more styles.

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  10. Cari
    July 1, 2012

    I showed my daughter the picture you posted of the ladies from your church with locs, and she decided to go ahead and make that commitment with her hair, too. We are now 6 weeks since I had someone micro braid her hair for the locing process. I have tighten the locs for the first time just 2 weeks ago, which only took me three hours…not bad since I only have to do that once a month. We are both very happy that she made this decision as she is a very active girl.

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      July 2, 2012

      I'm so glad you like them! I love the long locs our friend has – they are beautiful.

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  11. Corinne
    July 4, 2012

    Tell Dimples that Mrs. Reagan says her hair looks gorgeous! 🙂

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  12. Leia Jackson
    July 7, 2012

    My girls have sister locs and we absolutely love them!!!

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