I’m So Over It!

Overwhelmed Overstressed Overextended Overstretched Overcommitted Overthinking Overworking Overburdened So many people this very week, people I care about, have shared with me these words, these feelings, these struggles. The result, anxiety, tears, anger, frustration, depression, panic. It’s an epidemic. We continue to pile more on ourselves, expect more of ourselves, demand more of ourselves, require…

Abandoning Your Comfort Zone

Recently, I have stepped out of my comfort zone by committing to new responsibilities which require learning new skills and doing things I have never or not done in a long, long while. And, I’ve been struggling. I’ve been anxious, apprehensive, and honestly, worried that I will experience an epic fail. I like to know…

Who I was – Who I am – Who I will become

For more than two decades I was a Stay-At-Home-Mom, aka SAHM. I was not bored. I was not lazy. I was hardly ever even still. I fostered dozens of precious children. I stood before judges with my husband and adopted seven children who became the focus of my time and energy. I learned to crochet…

ABCs of Adoption – Part 7

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and I’m the mother of seven adopted children, five of whom are presently teens. So, let’s talk about adopted teens. Surely that can’t be as simple as ABC. You’re so right. They test you and rebel against boundaries and are stubborn and have emotional outbursts sometimes…just like any other…

Every Opportunity 

What opportunities are before you today, this week, this month, this summer? Which will you take advantage of and which will you miss?  I’ve been thinking a lot about opportunities lately. And here’s what I’ve decided. Opportunities abound. They’re often around every corner. The problem is, we are often lacking the motivation to walk around…

Challenge Accepted

November has arrived and being a 30 day month makes it a perfect time for a 30-day challenge. #challengeaccepted I’ve made myself a list for my 30-day challenges. It’s a list of a wide variety of things that I mean to do every day but sometimes get distracted from doing so. What about you? What…

Fully Present

I don’t know about y’all and your life at this present moment, but I know about mine and here is what I know. There’s so much I want to do, need to learn, aim to accomplish and hope to achieve that I have been struggling lately with being fully present in the here and now. …

A Guaranteed Opportunity

Today I had the opportunity to discuss adoption with a panel of resident experts. I call them experts because they have lived it. They were each adopted. I call them resident because we all reside under one roof. They are my children. We were driving together (my youngest six) and I. So I had a…