What forever means

We often toss around the word forever. What it means to one, it may not to another. For my family, forever means something difficult to put into words. Forever means finally falling sleep each night knowing our son will be our son forever, instead of falling asleep wondering if tomorrow or next week will be the […]

When I can’t build “that wall”

Before you get a placement, it’s easy to be theoretical. “I’ll love the child, but I’ll build a wall so I don’t get too attached.” “I’ll be a foster mom, not a real mom, so it won’t be hard.” Not quite. The moment my husband took our foster child out of the car, I cried. […]

Waiting and Getting Our Feet Wet!

In honor of National Adoption Month and National Diabetes Month (via proclamation from President Obama, whoop whoop!) I feel like it’s my month! Oh ok, and it’s our 6lb peek-a-poo’s birthday, my birthday, and my husband’s birthday. Ergo, my month! Waiting is the least fun part of the process. The paperwork, the home-study, the autobiographies…waiting […]

The Nursery

As we near the (hopefully) last home visit tomorrow as a part of our licensure as foster/adoptive parents, I am a bundle of nerves. Prayers are certainly appreciated! We finally put the crib up last night. I won’t lie, I cried as I laid the teddy bear my dad bought on crib. It’s real. It’s […]

GPS Process: A Labor of Love

Preparing to foster and adopt through DHR is not without it’s fair share of paperwork. At a glance it was overwhelming, however our social worker has spread it out over our 10 week course which has made it very manageable. Speaking of our social worker-I’ve heard horror stories in the past about them, however ours […]

Favorite Amazon Finds (good products & good deals!)

Some favorite healthy finds (contains affiliate links) 24 Plain 1/3 oz. Roll-on Refillable Glass Perfume Bottles Garden of Life Raw D3 (60 softgels) Garden of Life Prenatal Raw (180 capsules) Dr. Bronner’s Baby Mild Castile Soap (unscented so you can add your own essential oils!) Mr. B.Rae’s favorite chewable vitamin C (Nature’s Plus)

Perfect Kale

When I am lazy, feeling the need for greens, am craving garlic and salt… I reach for my perfect kale! Super Simple Perfect Kale: Saute some onion and garlic in a little olive oil. Toss in a bunch of kale (chopped with the stems removed) Sea salt and Pepper Voila! Wait until it cooks down […]