Thanks to the sudden and unexpected popularity of my latest post about how I’m attempting to get big retailers like Target to listen to the feedback parents are offering and change the clothes that are offered to our daughters, I have a lot of new visitors here this week. I am overwhelmed by all of your support, and would like to especially thank Good Morning America for running my story.
photo credit: Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms
First of all, Welcome! I’m so glad you are here. I would love to have you join the community on my Facebook page so that I can get to know you better as well. There are almost 5 years worth of posts on this website to sort through. Since that can be a bit overwhelming, I wanted to offer you a quick post with links to all of my favorites.
Here are a few of my favorite posts on Binkies and Briefcases:
1. The Road and The Light: Some of you may know that our son is adopted and has had more than his fair share of struggles. I wrote this post during one of the darkest times in our lives, but it is still one of my favorites because it reminds me that no matter what you are going through, there is always hope. You can read more of his story in my Adoption and Special Needs section.
2. My grandmother’s Hot Milk Cake recipe– Now that she is gone, I treasure this recipe and make it almost every holiday.
3. My Girl’s $0 Reading Nook: This is my favorite space in our house, and it was free.
4. Moms Are People Too– To be honest, I forgot I had written this post until it popped up again the other day. After re-reading it, I think it might help some other moms who may be struggling, like I did, with the transition into motherhood.
Here is what you should know about me:
Yes, I’m a momma who loves Jesus and lives in Amish country. I also love brownie batter, cheeseburgers, and Twilight movies (I know, that last one is sad. Please don’t run away.) I’m far from perfect and very willing to over-share those less than perfect moments with you.
I advocate for adoption, love an acceptance of all people, and fight hard for social change. I also like to share light-hearted funny stories, family recipes, and crafts. So sometimes the blog bounces all over, but I try to focus on keeping my heart in the right place. If you are interested, you can read more in my About Me section.
I hope you will stick around and take a little time to explore the blog! I would love to connect with you on Facebook and hear what you have to say, too.