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. jen
    June 13, 2010

    TWENTY years!

    So you started homechooling when you were what? FIVE?! Amazing!

    I so respect and admire you for HSing for that long, for being committed to your children and their education! You ROCK! (and thanks for the linky love)

    1. OneThankfulmom
      June 13, 2010

      You are very welcome! I always enjoy your blog. I started homeschooling when Sweet Pea was a precocious four year old, and I was 27. Russ turned 47 today (!!!) and I am still a youthful 46 🙂


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