A Roller Coaster Road: The Journey From Foster Care To Adoption

A Roller Coaster Road: The Journey From Foster Care To Adoption

    After the Honeymoon: We met Jewell back in May 2018 – a super smart 10-yr old, bursting with personality, smiles, hugs, and jokes. Oh man, did she have the jokes! One crazy coincidence is that she actually looks like us, mostly like me. And her extroverted...

Tips To Navigating Those Unexpected Waves of Old Grief With Peace

Tips To Navigating Those Unexpected Waves of Old Grief With Peace

Tips To Navigating Those Unexpected Waves of Old Grief With Peace   Nearly 5 years later, my grief made a surprising return visit and caught me by surprise.   I wasn’t even aware that it had snuck back in so quietly and gently. But before I knew it, my grief...

How To Have a Promising Courageous Conversation

How To Have a Promising Courageous Conversation

How To Have a Promising Courageous Conversation   How often have you heard someone say, “Sounds like it’s time for a courageous conversation!”? I have to admit, hearing those words sends a series of thought-reactions through me. First of all, when you need to...

What Is The Value Of Turmoil In Life?

What Is The Value Of Turmoil In Life?

How To Have a Promising Courageous Conversation   How often have you heard someone say, “Sounds like it’s time for a courageous conversation!”? I have to admit, hearing those words sends a series of thought-reactions through me. First of all, when you need to...

Why my Teen NEEDS To Parent Me

Why my Teen NEEDS To Parent Me

What Is The Value Of Turmoil In Life?   Think about the last time you faced some turmoil in your life. How did you navigate through it? Was the outcome what you desired? I am pretty sure most of us can relate to being in a situation we wish we did not have to be...

What Is The Secret To Improving Your Relationships?

What Is The Secret To Improving Your Relationships?

Why my Teen NEEDS to Parent Me   My teen parenting me! “MOM! Go to bed!” My teen then pauses the show we were watching. And stares at me. Waiting for me to listen and go upstairs to bed. I start giggling. Of course, she’s right. I am tired. It’s way past my...

Do I Need That Or Just Want It?

Do I Need That Or Just Want It?

What Is The Secret To Improving Your Relationships?   Have you ever wondered what the secret to improving relationships is? Here is one method that is sure to make an impact across the board.   Just as he is about to dive into his apple pie a la mode, Cody...

What Are The Hidden Gifts of Illness?

What Are The Hidden Gifts of Illness?

Do I Need That Or Just Want It?   Can I get this? When I’m out at a store with my daughter, the following is a snippet of some of our conversations: “Mom, can I get this?” “Mmmm … Really? Why that?” “Oh, I’ve always wanted this. Last time you said maybe next...