Too Many Glitches


I apologize for the glitches with my blog the last couple days;  it hasn’t been working well due to a problem with the server. The posts from Monday and Tuesday are so good, that I don’t want to pile new posts on top of them. You don’t want to miss Joining a New Family at 16 [and Realistic Expectations]. My guest author has written such an important post for all of us parenting children who joined our families at older ages.

Tuesday’s post has also prompted some great discussion on the topic of hypervigilance,Tuesday Topic: How do I Deal with Hypervigilance? I’ve found the comments to be very interesting and helpful. Due to technical problems, some of the conversation is taking place in the comments, and some on my One Thankful Mom Facebook page. If you hop over there, please take a moment to “Like” my page.

If you want an update on Ladybug’s Thanksgiving project to feed 500 families Thanksgiving dinner, there is a nice news article on my Facebook page as well.

Lastly, I’m in the process of sorting out my breakout session for The Refresh Conference coming up at the end of February. It is going to be a wonderful conference – if you can possibly make it, you will not be disappointed. This will give you a taste of what to expect.

Refresh is a Christian conference designed for foster and adoptive parents, kinship providers, grandparents, and others who care for God’s orphaned and vulnerable children.  We understand firsthand that this journey can be difficult and lonely.  The Refresh Conference is a time for you to escape from the distractions and chaos of life and be refreshed, equipped, and inspired.

And double lastly, if you are interested, here is a link to a recording of a radio interview I did a few weeks ago that you may enjoy. Just imagine that you are sitting sipping coffee with me chatting about adoption. It’s sort of like that.

All for today!


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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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