Make a Change

“It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.” – L. R. Knost Amen!! The Proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” is definitely true. Children watch and overhear everything. They take it all in whether it’s on the … Continue reading Make a Change

Unplug Your Life

“If we do not unplug we may miss the small still voice.” – M. Russell Ballard Much to my husband’s dismay, I am not one to have my phone with me constantly “just in case” I receive a text, call, or alert for a new post on Facebook or Instagram. If it’s important, they’ll leave a message and I’ll get back to them when time … Continue reading Unplug Your Life

Monday Thankfulness

Today I am thankful. Thankful for my lovely family and that we are healthy. I genuinely admire my amazing husband for being the devoted father that my cherished son and I are so lucky to have in our lives. Our incredible jobs naturally take us away from spending all our time with our adorable son, but they generously provide us the opportunity for affordable health … Continue reading Monday Thankfulness

Adoption 101

Infertility affects an overwhelming number of people. According to resolve.org, 1 in 8 couples (or 12% of married women) have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. (2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth, CDC) When dealing with infertility, it seems like you are the only one, but it also seems like the numbers should be considerably higher. One option to assemble the family you’ve dreamt … Continue reading Adoption 101

Christmas Spirit

I have been struggling coming up with something to write about lately and while trying to concentrate on that topic my brain kicks over to what needs to get done before Christmas. Gifts mailed out, check. Christmas cards sent, check. Buy stocking stuffers, somewhat checked. Figure out what we’re doing for little Q’s birthday a few days later, kind of checked. So on and so on. Then realized … Continue reading Christmas Spirit

Holiday Kindness

The holidays can be stressful and hard. The hassle of acquiring the perfect gift or conceiving what you want to get but can’t find it, more traffic, money pressures, crowded stores, and congested parking lots. Planning and preparing a meal(s), setting up decorations, baking, and attending programs and parties. It can be traumatic and taxing, especially for those without family, have depression, social anxiety, family drama, various religious … Continue reading Holiday Kindness