Celebrate Adoption! Give Today & Your Gift Is Doubled!

Celebrate Adoption! Give Today & Your Gift Is Doubled!

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  • How the Post Office Can Build Your Family’s Sticky Faith

    The two credit card applications I expected. The handwritten letter was a surprise. It was my first day on campus as a college freshman. With the help of my parents and two RAs, all of my belongings had been carried from my Toyota to my dorm room that morning. I had unpacked my clothes, plugged in my Macintosh computer (a light-grey tower about the size of three cereal boxes), spread out my new blue and white bedspread, and strategically placed my Bible on a visible but not too obvious shelf above my desk. Read More
  • What Did You Buy at the Just Between Friends Sale?

    Well, I had the privilege of going to the BIG Just Between Friends Consignment sale in Puyallup to represent allmomdoes.com along with SPIRIT 105.3!  It was a blast! It was so fun meeting you! Read More
  • Watch This!

    Today I’m sharing a little video with you that I just can’t keep to myself. When I hit the triangle “play” button on this video, I was folding laundry at our dining room table. I wasn’t expecting that moments later, I’d have full body goosebumps and that I’d feel like I had to share it with you all. Read More
  • Fill Up

    In Dana Adam Shapiro’s interviews of divorced couples, it is clear that selfishness led to marital disintegration. Each spouse’s self-centeredness asserted itself, and in response, the other spouse got more impatient, resentful, harsh, and cold. Read More
  • Fun Fall Décor You can Make at Home

    I have to confess, I’m not an extreme decorator. I love the seasons, the special holidays…I even love crafts! My problem? I rarely have time or I lack the energy for anything too terribly elaborate, especially during any kind of holiday season.  Read More
  • Holding Each Others Stories With Careful Hands

    Everyone involved in the adopted kids/teacher conversation, listen: Just because we are sensitive to our kids' trauma (and we adopted ours when they were older with their memories and grief very intact), this does not mean that we are not also writing a narrative that "you are ours - entirely, gratefully, forever." Read More
  • Mommy, Can You Hold My Booger?

    And Other Glamorous Mom Moments

    Stay at home mom, working mom, or somewhere in between, we can all agree that motherhood is full of challenge, patience, frustration, love…and a whole lot of humor. If we don’t laugh then we could very well go crazy from the things our children do and say. Here are some of my “favorite” glamorous mom moments. Read More
  • We Don't Have An Excuse

    I always want to sing The Brady Bunch theme song when I think of my brother’s family: “Here’s the story of a lovely lady, who was bringing up three very handsome sons. All of them had hair of .... “ “Here’s the story of a man named Oscar who was busy with a daughter of his own … “ “Till the one day when the lady met this fellow and they knew that it was much more than a hunch that this group would somehow form a family. That’s the way they all became the …” (You get the idea). But, when you hear “the rest of the story”, Osc and Deb make The Brady Bunch look pretty lame in comparison! My brother was a single dad with full custody of his teen-aged daughter when he met his wife-to-be. She had three sons of her own. They only had a few more years of child-rearing until they were DONE raising kids. It could have been all smooth sailing after that. Instead, they announced that they were adopting. Read More
  • Being Brave

    This morning, about ten of us will gather at the Starbucks just down the street. I will get my soy chai and I will nervously massage the handle of the mug. Because I’m nervous. We are gathering, this little crew of 10ish folks, to talk about writing. It so happened that Nashville has a lot of people who love to write, whether professionally or not. They like to talk about writing and words and reading and books and it’s pretty much my love language. Read More
  • Our Dreams Are Too Small

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    At first, I have to admit, adoption felt like a backup plan. We struggled with miscarriage and infertility and 8 years passed. We didn't want to enter into the conversation of adoption witth a heart that this was just simply something we were doing because our 'real' dreams weren't fulfilled - so our family prayed for direction and sought the counsel of friends. We began researching different agencies and continued to pray, God truly changed our hearts until we saw adoption as a natural way for us to have a family. Read More

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  • verse of the Day - 10/20/2014

    James 1:12 “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” Read More

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