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. Kathrin
    July 22, 2010

    That is amazing.

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  2. Laurel
    July 23, 2010

    Hope your time away is BLESSED! You know me … I LOVE the islands. Gorgeous picture!

    Laurel

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  3. Melodie
    July 23, 2010

    WOW, what a place to get some good rest! Happy vacationing. Beautiful wedding photos!

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  4. Giann
    July 23, 2010

    Beautiful!!!

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  5. jill
    July 23, 2010

    breathtaking!@charter.net
    I would love to hear how you do meals/budget and what you do for groceries with a big family. You can email me at funk50@charter.net
    Thanks! Blessings!Love the funks!

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  6. Andrea
    July 23, 2010

    Stunning!

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  7. Julie
    July 23, 2010

    Mmmmm… Mmmmmm… Mmmmm. Beautiful! I hope you are enjoying your getaway.

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  8. dorothy
    July 23, 2010

    i love Whidbey Island! I havne't been there in 10 kids but maybe this year is the year. Is the lavender in bloom? Sigh….

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  9. Mary
    July 23, 2010

    Here's hoping you all have a wonderful restorative sabbath in that beautiful place. God's mercies are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness. Have fun everyone!!!

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  10. Lisa Stucky
    July 23, 2010

    We love Whidbey Island. It's just across the water from us. Enjoy!

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  11. Laura
    July 24, 2010

    The view is only a bit different. I am so glad you are getting to spend time at the beach in warm weather. You actually need sunscreen!

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  12. Susan Robinson
    July 25, 2010

    Just found your blog, don't even remember how I came across it. It's fabolous. Finally another person who loves big families. Your family is beautiful. I loved looking at your photos and reading about your daughter's wedding, so special. Looking forward to following along on your blog. Best Wishes.

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  13. Courtney
    July 26, 2010

    Ah, home sweet home! I hope you guys had a great time! We sure love it here.

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  14. AmyAJ
    July 26, 2010

    Great photo – my oldest is in WA visiting my Mom. This makes me wish I was with them!

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  15. Tonggu Momma
    July 27, 2010

    Love Whidbey Island! My in-laws used to live there.

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