The Pesky Thing about Parenting

It would be so much easier to write a blog about parenting children if I wasn’t so busy being a mother!

It’s a grand idea to write about parenting children from “hard places”, but since I am also living it this very moment, the writing doesn’t always get done quickly.  There were a few great comments from yesterday’s post about respect and I have a post nearly written in response, but I need to let it sit for a bit while I actually take care of my children. 

So far this morning I’ve managed to make breakfast, oversee chores, help Sunshine change her new earrings, get Honeybee and Dimples off to school, all while writing.  I am far too distracted!  I’m going to close my computer now and pay attention to my kids.  Perhaps there will be a quiet moment and I’ll finish it up today – perhaps not.

The pesky thing about parenting, is that I actually need to do it.

Have a great morning, friends.  Hopefully, I’ll see you all later.

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.

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  1. Kaci
    February 22, 2012

    I just started reading your blog and would love if I would be able to read it in google reader. Currently the first five sentences just show up, so if I want to read the whole post I need to go to your website. I know in wordpress and blogspot there is a setting you can change. I was wondering if you would be able to do this.

    I am soooo excited to read your blog. It has been highly recommended as my husband and I are getting ready to set out on a new journey of foster care and the possibility of adoption.

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  2. Mama D.s Dozen
    February 22, 2012

    Don't worry. We'll still be her once the post gets written.

    I thought of you as I was writing my post for today … about how we have responded to an unplanned, unmarried pregnancy. (Also looking forward to hearing the rest of your story … when you have a free moment or two to process and write.)

    Enjoy your kids today … it always takes a bit to get back in the swing of things after being gone for a few days, and you've been gone several weekends in the past month.

    Hope your week is BLESSED!

    Laurel

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      February 22, 2012

      Thank you, Laurel. I've enjoyed catching up on your blog recently. I bet you are ready for your life to get just a wee bit boring – you have had so much going on!

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  3. Traci
    February 22, 2012

    Thank you for taking time to share. I enjoyed getting to "share you" with my husband at the Empowered to Connect Conference. He has to listen to me talk about your family all the time :). I'm glad he got to hear it from you.

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      February 22, 2012

      Thank you, Traci. It is always an honor to speak at ETC. I love seeing all of the dads get so much opportunity support and education.

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  4. Hannah Tucker
    February 22, 2012

    It's wonderful to see you acting out your priorities. :o)
    Did you adjust the blog layout? I really like how it looks!

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      February 22, 2012

      Hannah, I have somebody working on my site and he added the Facebook and Twitter links to the sidebar. Otherwise, I think it is the same. Isaiah just told me last night that I probably need an entire web redesign soon – I can't imagine going through that!

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  5. Luana
    February 22, 2012

    Great opening line, Lisa. Hilarious!

    I so love your blog. You have helped me in ways that you'll only know in heaven, but I can assure you I am so grateful. Thank you for sharing your insights and experiences. They offer hope, help, and healing.

    Thanks.

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      February 22, 2012

      Luana – thank you! I will have the post up tomorrow morning – only one day late, but right on time.

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