Real to Reel Rabbits

As we barrel down on the close of the school year, our bunnies are growing like crazy. Little E finally gained the courage to hold one in her lap by placing it in the folds of her skirt so she didn’t have to touch it. And my other kids…they’re getting a bit out of control by making an exercise course Continue Reading →

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Real to Reel Pawsitive

Between the school year coming to a close and all the paperwork that requires, fundraising for Little E’s Autism Service Dog and life in general, I find myself unable to carve out to time to write. Instead, I’ve beenjournaling our life through the lens of my camera.For the sake of keeping it real…here’s a bit from our highlight reel. Pawsitive Continue Reading →

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Fulfilled, Not Just Full

I’ve been thinking about how full my life is. It seems there’s nothing I can cut out to create more margin. Every moment is double-stacked, as is customary of the American life. No time to breathe. So I did an experiment this week. I put down my iPhone, crocheting, my book or whatever else I could double do and chose Continue Reading →

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Surprises

Life is full of surprises. That was solidified for me this morning when I woke up to six newborn rabbits in the cage of our male rabbit. Did you catch that? We thought we were raising two male rabbits. Apparently not. Life is full of surprises and as my Monday got off to an unexpected start and kinda went wonky Continue Reading →

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It’s Not Her Fault (Part 3)

Some people may say that I should protect my daughters’ stories. I get that. By no means do I share any of DOP’s “dirty laundry” in order to humiliate or make fun of her. Instead, my heart is to put my life raising a child with FASD into the best words that I can so that others can learn. Often Continue Reading →

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It’s Not Her Fault (Part 2)

Before I figured out what was going on with DOP, I remember thinking that I was crazy with my observations. And unfortunately, I spent much too much time being angry with her and thinking not too kindly of my own child. I felt like I was raising the biggest idiot on the planet. I loved her, but this put a Continue Reading →

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It’s Not Her Fault (Part 1)

Many years ago when we began the journey to add to our family through adoption, we knew God was leading us to Eastern Europe. We considered all of the countries that were open to American adoptions, the cost, the travel, time required in-country and more. There was one more thing we needed to consider, but I’m not sure we understood Continue Reading →

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Joining Pawsitive Hands

As life would have it, as soon as I wrote out the continuation to her story, she decided that her life was not interesting enough. She must’ve thought we were bored and decided to show off her climbing skills by hopping the fence into our neighbor’s yard right under my nose! It was my turn to keep an eye on Continue Reading →

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Hope vs. Reality

“There’s only one address anyone lives at and it’s always a duplex: Joy and pain always co-habit every season of life.” ~ Ann Voskamp Even in the midst of my large, crazy family I manage to read quite a bit. It used to be whole books in large chunks of time. Now it’s snippets wherever and whenever I can grab Continue Reading →

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