Enough

Do you remember waking up and going to school on Valentine's Day? It was usually a fun day, getting candy and cards. The last thing on any students mind should be if they will leave the school alive, if they will make it home again. On Wednesday, February 14th 2018, 17 lives were taken, and... Continue Reading →

It Wasn’t A Dream

This is why you have kids. It's a sentence that is used in meme's, jokes,  and when you run out of toilet paper in the bathroom. This weekend, I discovered yet another reason why it's super helpful to have kids. Slight back story. The medicine I'm on for severe anxiety gives me ridiculously vivid dreams.... Continue Reading →

I’m Still Laughing

I've always been honest and open with Stella about how we became a family. She knows that I wasn't her first mom, and that she didn't grow in my belly. I tell her she grew in my heart for a really long time, before she even started to grow in her first mom's belly. We... Continue Reading →

Living With Dragons

This is a repost from my old blog site motherhuslter. This was one of my favorite posts I made there and wanted to share it with you. This was written about 2 years ago when I was fostering three toddlers. It was an endless fountain of material. I recently saw a meme online that pretty... Continue Reading →

Overboard

Raise your hand if you might have gone a little overboard on your kids Christmas gifts this year! No one?....Just me? At least I can walk in Stella's new playroom and see what my bank account looks like in product form. My child is also extremely grateful for everything she is given, which makes it... Continue Reading →

It Takes A Village

I wanted to do something different for Stella's adoption day photos. I wanted the pictures to tell a bigger story than just the day. You've heard the phrase, "It takes a village" and I truly know what that means now. These photos let our village tell our story. It wasn't just about Stella and I,... Continue Reading →

Anxiously Accomplished

It's hard to describe the feeling that comes over you when something you have worried and stressed over for so long, just disappears. I have been on pins and needles for 903 days. Never knowing if Stella would stay with me forever or not. Don't get me wrong, her case looked good, I knew she... Continue Reading →

Stella Frances

Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at around 8:30pm, I answered a phone call. A phone call that would change multiple lives. My case worker was calling to ask me if I would accept my first foster placements. She knew I planned to be an adopt only case, but I had a placement fall through the week... Continue Reading →

Follow the Leader

As your kids grow and learn, you start seeing their individual personality traits. The parts of themselves that is so uniquely them. You sit back and start imagining all of the wonderful things they can accomplish with those traits, and what careers they would best be suited for. I've joked about Stella becoming some type... Continue Reading →

A Name.

A name. We all have one. It's what identifies us to the world. Usually, it's a name you were given at birth. A name that was picked out because of its sound or passing a family members name down. In extremely rare cases, like this, you get to name the personality. Sassy was born with... Continue Reading →

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