for the mothers

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” As we celebrate Mother’s Day, I think about the wisdom nestled into this African proverb. I look at this photo of women living across the globe who fight cultural oppression and opposition to farm coffee beans to provide for […]

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5 myths about foster care

May is National Foster Care Month. Misconceptions and myths abound when it comes to foster care, so when Bethany Christian Services asked me to share this infographic, I didn’t only learn a few things, but I knew I wanted to share with you guys, too. Every child deserves a voice, and a safe + loving […]

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and the total is…

Friends, I’m blown away!¬†I’m so humbled to announce the total from our Shop Our Closets fundraiser for our upcoming adoption. But first, can I just say: Thank you! Thank you to all of my amazing friends who generously contributed items from their closets. Without them, this sale would have been 1/15th of the size! I’m […]

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shop our closets for adoption

As we walk into the unknown and trust God that he will form our family in the ways only He can, we go through all of the paperwork and processes to ensure this¬†adoption¬†is done correctly and ethically. We’ve just completed our home study, the giant 500-billion-page document written by a social worker who has poured […]

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why we're adopting again

Every morning, I stumble out of bed, grab my Coke-bottle glasses, and shuffle my way across the hardwood floors into the kitchen. Our four-year-old waits patiently for his oatmeal, and his hand always seems to find mine as I make breakfast in the early morning hours. I pour myself coffee as our two-year-old, his bedhead […]

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party of 5

These boys are going to be great big brothers. Our little tribe¬†is growing! After lots of prepping and praying, we’re¬†thrilled to share¬†that we’re adding to our family through adoption. We’re grateful for your love and support as we go into this journey of bringing a new little one into our hearts and home. We look […]

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2014 gift guide

Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be stressful!¬†I’ve handpicked 9 beautiful items to highlight in this year’s give-back gift guide, and it’s a joy¬†to share them with you! From hand-poured candles to hammered art from Haiti to handmade ballet flats, these are gifts I’d love to see under the tree. They’d make thoughtful Christmas presents for […]

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