Feb 27, 2019

Wintertime Pick Me Ups

I used to really like the Winter. But after we had kids, and the yucky germs that get them and us sick, we have had a little different perspective on cold weather. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been looking for some wintertime pick me ups. So I thought I would compile a list! Wintertime Pick Me Ups Fresh flowers in the house. After the festivity of Christmas and Valentine’s Day, things just seem really dreary. I normally pick up an inexpensive bouquet of flowers from...Read More 

Jan 31, 2019

How To Use Essential Oils In A Bath

Stress relief in the form of a bath? Yes please! I need this at times, and chances are, so do you. Sometimes for clearing my head, other times for easing aches, and some times just to help calm me after a stressful day. Here is how I use essential oils in a bath for myself and my family. How to use essential oils safely in a bath. If you want to learn more about my fav line of essential oils, click here . Bath salt recipes are below, so keep reading! 1. Fill with half salts and half baking soda. I...Read More 

Jan 25, 2019

Why I choose to be a working mom when I could stay home

This is such a personal and vulnerable topic. There are so many emotions around this choice of being a working mom or a stay at home mom. I hope that you will hear me out and read the entire post, Why I choose to be a working mom when I could stay home. Why I choose to be a working mom when I could stay at home with my 4 children. I always thought I would really enjoy being a stay at home mom, not a working mom. I envisioned having 2, maybe 3 kids the natural way. Nursing my babies and staying home...Read More 

Dec 31, 2018

Infertility to Adoption – Post 7 “Bring on the babies”

This season of life can be summed up into one phrase. BRING ON THE BABIES! I can remember the day like it was yesterday. THE day we got our first foster call. I took the day off from work. It was a Friday, and I was cleaning like a mad woman that day. Upstairs, downstairs, the stairs themselves. We were planning on having a dinner that weekend to celebrate 1 year in our house. Two families from our church were coming over and we were gonna grill out. I remember telling my girlfriend that I was a...Read More 

Dec 17, 2018

The week our daughter was diagnosed Developmentally Delayed

It’s 5:35 in the morning on a Wednesday in September. This is the second early morning in a row I’ve woken with anxious thoughts, then distinguished said thoughts with the truth about who my daughter is. The truth that she is exactly who she is supposed to be, and the truth that we are supposed to be her parents and the truth that God put her in our lives for many reasons and that she will have a far better life with us than anyone else. The truth that we can handle a child with developmental...Read More 

Dec 2, 2018

Unique Family Gifts

I love Christmas, but get overwhelmed with all the stuff that quickly looses it’s luster. I know lots of my mom friends feel the same, so I wrote this list of Unique Family Gifts. Please share and tag your family to give them the hint! Any other parents already dreading the piles and heaps of formed plastic stuff your kids are gonna get for Christmas? I didn’t think I was the only one! I’ve already been doing some pre-imptive cleaning out before more plastic enters our home. Even...Read More 

Nov 30, 2018

Winter Skin Care Tips From A Skin Therapist

Cold weather has descended upon us and with it, dry, flaky and chapped skin is showing up. Many of my clients have noticed a change in their skin and women are flocking in for creams and serums. So since I help clients in my skincare practice, I wanted to share this info I would give you if you were seeing me in person for a facial, or seeking my advice for skincare products. Here are my cool weather skin care tips! Thanks for reading! Important! These tips are for women with combination, dry or...Read More 

Nov 11, 2018

22 Date Night Ideas for Everyone

My husband and I go on a date every Thursday night. We have done so over 2 years. Before we had kids, we went out together to dinner or had a nice meal at home 2-3 nights a week. We REALLY like each other and have always set aside time to talk and share a meal. Over the years we have been together (19 years so far) we have had a lot of fun dates! Here are some of our favorites and some I hope to go on soon. There is something for every budget and even date nights in if you have kiddos. I hope this...Read More 

Oct 30, 2018

Infertility to Adoption – Part 6 “Foster Care Class”

We were excited to begin Foster Care Class. Classes were two nights a week for 3 hours and I believe they were for 4 weeks. My husband and I learned so much about foster care during those classes. What we learned in Foster Care Class Here are the impressions I took away from the class. Every single child who has ever been in foster care has suffered trauma. No matter how clean, nice and safe your house is, children long to be with their birth parents. Especially age 2 and older. There is nothing...Read More 

Oct 14, 2018

Infertility to Adoption – Part 5 “Ordained Friendship”

Do you ever look back and realize your relationship with certain people changed the trajectory of your life? Well that is exactly what happen to us in 2011. I would call these ordained friendships. You often become like the people you associate with, and we associated with foster parents, so there ya go! To refresh your memory, we had found a great church in our new town of Mooresville, NC. We became friends with a particular family in our new church. We hung out with them and a handful of other...Read More 

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