Sometimes as a parent, all you need in order to regain some perspective and strength is to know you are not alone. On this page I have gathered my most popular posts about parenting the children who grow in our hearts and our bellies.
In 2008 we adopted our son, Nicholas, out of the foster care system in the state of Florida. Adoption has been one of the most challenging, but also one of the most rewarding, experiences of our entire lives.
For the past several years, we have learned more than we ever wanted to know about parenting a child with special needs. We have taken quite a journey with this little man- from issues like Reactive Attachment, to Sensory Processing Disorder, and even struggles with mental health.
As he gets older, I write less and less about Nicholas’ story because it is no longer just my story to tell. He is becoming a young man and will need to make those decisions for himself about how much he is willing to share.
But, if I know my son, I can say with confidence that one day he will tell his story to the whole world, and it will be a powerful testimony.
Here are a few more posts about adoption, Special Needs, and Nicholas’ story:
Our girls are biological. In 2009 we added our oldest daughter, Abby, to our family.
And in 2011 little Miss Penny came along.
I love all of my kids more than life itself. I have to say, it’s really fun to be able to be a mom to a “guys’ guy” and two very girly girls.
I’m no expert (although, fun fact, I did teach parenting classes for a while for a local non-profit organization), but sometimes I do have fun parenting tips to share here on the blog. Here are a few of the most popular:
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