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The things kids say {in families that grow through adoption}

The car conversation I will never forget: Frank: Mom, when will I get to meet my birth mom? Isaac–I was adopted and one day I want to meet my birth mom…my real mom. Isaac: Frank. Mom is you REAL mom. Frank: Well, I know–she is NOW. Me: Frank darlin’–I am your birth mom. You grew […]

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Amy - August 7, 2013 - 8:31 am

That absolutely made MY day!!! Oh so funny!!

Candy - August 7, 2013 - 10:06 am

THAT is hilarious! They all definitely know you wanted them whether birthed by you or not. Kids are so funny and delightful.

sarah hurst - August 7, 2013 - 2:10 pm

this is hysterical!! absolutely loved it…thanks for sharing!

jeanne - August 8, 2013 - 11:56 am

Ok, I loved the IG story but the whole story is even better! So cute!

Rebecca - August 10, 2013 - 7:03 am

That is SO funny!! Laughing so hard I’m crying.

Back from Traverse City, MI…

We are back after an AMAZING week in Traverse City! Did you think I’d fallen off the planet?? Well–I kind of have. I’ve really just been trying to be 100% with my littles–and having 5 littles 8 and under–this is just such a sweet time. Having so many that are little right now–also means it’s […]

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Allison - August 24, 2013 - 9:59 pm

What a blessing to spend some focused time together. I LOVE Traverse City!! I was born and raised in West Michigan and spent many summers in TC as a camp counselor. The beaches, the dunes, the Cherry Festival, Moomers Icecream–I didn’t know what a gem northern Michigan was until I moved away (married an Air Force guy). It makes my heart smile that you love it there, too. 🙂

a little closer…

Each day brings sweet connections…more than the day before. But the night. Oh the night. Four times so. Exhausted after a day of chasing littles. After dinner, I spend an hour playing a Hasbro Guess Who game with Frank…then Isaac…then Laney–then Isaac again. Frank jumps in and out of my lap—a fair weather teammate. When […]

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april - July 9, 2013 - 2:53 am

I love that you learned Manadarin before and during bringing home. You are a wonderful momma. Your kids understand, in their own way that Zeke needs their momma right now. Thank you for sharing.

Natalie - July 11, 2013 - 11:26 pm

I’m really enjoying your blog. We are eagerly waiting to be matched to our daughter in China. I would love any recommendations you might offer on resources to learn some basic mandarin. I’d love for our family (including girls 6&8) to learn t little, especially some songs.

Thank you & God bless your sweet family,

Faiza - July 14, 2013 - 9:31 pm

I just wanted to share with you that this post spoke right to my heart. Being a mommy of 2 little ones and a third on the way, I tend to get stuck in the details of our daily routines and comparing myself to what other mommies I know do with their children. Thanks, because I needed to hear this.