The Almond Company’s Almonds. It’s Like A Treat Bag For Humans!

Like every family, we have many different tastes. We range from Lizzie and Brian who like most things and me and Antwan who dislike most things. William and Kaleb are in the middle.  But, in my determination to get an honest review of my latest product, I didn't explain to the youngest three what they were … Continue reading The Almond Company’s Almonds. It’s Like A Treat Bag For Humans!

My Son Wants Me To Forget His History

It's no secret that we have been struggling with William. It seems like the last few weeks, months, years...it's been one thing after the other. Recently, he robbed me of my first ever mom break when he got himself kicked out of camp. I won't go into the details but I will say that it … Continue reading My Son Wants Me To Forget His History

A Geeky House Makeover

Brian is a man who needs a hobby. When he comes home from work after a day of dealing with customers who are often less than polite, he wants to be mentally stimulated. I guess he needs to know that he is something besides Brian the store manager. Now me, after a day of momming and … Continue reading A Geeky House Makeover

Bridging The Gap With Black Panther

I'm always looking for ways to connect the kids to their "blackness." All the studies and articles written by super smart people say it's super important. And people who grew up in a transracial family say how they felt like they didn't belong. (Although, I think in our immediate family, the fact that Brian and … Continue reading Bridging The Gap With Black Panther

Stuck In The Anger Stage Of Grief

So my dad is dead and I'm in the anger stage of grief and those angry emotions are constantly boiling right under the surface of my emotional skin. A handful of weeks ago, I was preaching to the kids that it's important to remember not to let the little things get to us and remember what's … Continue reading Stuck In The Anger Stage Of Grief

Why Moms Don’t Go Out Much

The older I get, the harder it is to drag myself out of the house. I know I'm not alone in this. 🙂 This is mostly because once kids entered the picture, leaving the house became such a project. Even if I'm going out alone! You would think that would be easy but there's so much … Continue reading Why Moms Don’t Go Out Much

I Assure You I Couldn’t Love My Children More

I've gotten better. I'm less sensitive than I used to be. I don't get all inwardly worked up like I did in the past. There are still things that really bother me about this adoption reality, though. I don't like it, to put it mildly, when anyone but me gets called their mom and I … Continue reading I Assure You I Couldn’t Love My Children More

Daring Myself To Love My Son.

A year or so ago, I received a book, "The Love Dare."  It was from my priest who is also my facebook friend.  She had read my angsty posts about Kaleb, met with me and then bought me the book.  The idea is that you are given a daily dare which is aimed at improving … Continue reading Daring Myself To Love My Son.

Chewy.com Had My Back

Well, I know that everyone was hoping that their friendly neighborhood foster care adoption blogger would suddenly start writing reviews, so I did!  And, here's the thing-- https://www.chewy.com/ rocks. If you don't know, Chewy.com ships animal related products to your door.  Food, treats, carriers, beds, toys, anything you can think of.  And, the cool thing is the prices … Continue reading Chewy.com Had My Back

Wilderness Training For Kids

I know I've said this before but one of the things that we've always tried to teach the kids is to look at the bright side of things. Sometimes it's harder than other times but there is always a silver lining.  And I try really hard to find it.  One of my favorites is to … Continue reading Wilderness Training For Kids