Adoption Defines Us… Sort Of

Sometimes people focus on the fact that our kids are adopted. Why wouldn't they? It's a big part of who we are. Yes, in some ways, it defines us. But, in a lot of ways, it is just part of us. Like, our kids are adopted and also, we like to eat hamburgers! So, we were … Continue reading Adoption Defines Us… Sort Of

My Daughter Doesn’t Have Self Confidence

We have known for years that Lizzie struggles with self confidence. It’s a mystery how a child who has us wrapped around her finger can have any insecurities but she does. Math, in particular, has always been an issue. She struggled with it when she was in elementary school, when she was homeschooled, and now. This year, the … Continue reading My Daughter Doesn’t Have Self Confidence

Maybe There Is An App To Get My Kids To Clean?

Does anyone remember when I was all inspired and wrote the Parker handbook and some of you said it wouldn't work?? Well....you were totally right! haha! The idea was solid. I thoroughly enjoyed making my fancy schedule. I presented each of my children with a copy of the handbook and had them sign the last page, … Continue reading Maybe There Is An App To Get My Kids To Clean?

Life Lessons

Once a month, William and Antwan have to do a check up before they get their monthly prescriptions. The med checks are routine and no big deal but it's still a hassle. A "fun" thing about my doctor's office is that you are required to confirm that you are coming or they will actually cancel your … Continue reading Life Lessons

A DIY Kit That Even I Can Handle

So, Lizzie and I got to make lip balm! Candy of geekmamas gave us a "do it yourself" lip balm kit from Kiss Naturals.  It comes in an adorable package and has everything you need to make your very own lip balm. 🙂 I have to admit I had the kit for several days before we finally … Continue reading A DIY Kit That Even I Can Handle

My Son Wasn’t Happy To Change Schools

I don't generally like change. Or change that doesn't involve chocolate or a new pet, anyway. But, the last couple of weeks have been full of change. After a lot of soul searching and discussing (some might say that I nagged), we made the decision to send William to a very small k12 private school. … Continue reading My Son Wasn’t Happy To Change Schools

More Cooking For Lazy People -Chicken-Style

Years before becoming a mom, I used to nanny for the sweetest little boys. I loved the family dearly and I also loved the fact that the mom was a great cook. And every couple weeks, she would make Chicken Casserole and tell me to help myself to the leftovers. And it was so awesome! While I … Continue reading More Cooking For Lazy People -Chicken-Style

With My Kid, Everything’s A Competition!

Antwan has always been competitive.  He loves to win and hates to lose.  This will benefit him in sports, career, etc.   But, it doesn't always make it easy for me.It does, however, make it interesting.Lizzie was struggling with buckling herself into the car seat.   I said to the boys as I was loading the groceries … Continue reading With My Kid, Everything’s A Competition!

The 6Parkers?

So, last week, I got a voicemail from Patrick's case worker.  She was wondering about setting up a December visit.  Then, she said that Patrick told her that after this visit, he would decide if he wanted to be adopted.  Immediately, a few questions come to mind.  The first, of course, was "Wait, what???"  We had considered the … Continue reading The 6Parkers?

Was The Floor Thirsty?

Parenting is definitely a learning process.  Some days I feel like I've got it all figured out.  Some days I feel like I've got a lot to learn.  Most days, it's a mixture of both.But, today, I learned why I should've resisted the temptation to hit the snooze button when I knew those kids of mine … Continue reading Was The Floor Thirsty?