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Infant Bonding in Adoption

This month’s Thriving Family Magazine features a pull-out from one of my articles. Here is the full article:   Bonding with an Adopted Newborn By Cindy Rasmussen I was there when she was born. I jockeyed around the other family members, trying to get a glimpse of her. What would she look like? Would it be love at first sight? What ... Read More »

Mom’s Boost Monday: April 6

Mom’s Boost Monday: April 6

Top 10 Daily Boosters: 1. Quote of the Week:               2. Parenting Boost Littles (0-5) Sketch a cartoon on a post-it note for your child(ren) and put it on your fridge. Middles (6-12) Write a note on a post-it to your child(ren) and hide it in their room: (this week’s example) “I like how ... Read More »

Mom’s Boost Monday, March 23

Mom’s Boost Monday, March 23

Top 10 Daily Boosters: 1. Quote of the Week:               2. Parenting Boost Littles (0-5) Sketch a cartoon on a post-it note for your child(ren) and put it on your fridge:     Middles (6-12) Write a note on a post-it to your child(ren) and hide it in their room: (this week’s example) “I ... Read More »

Mom’s Boost Monday March 9

Mom’s Boost Monday March 9

Top 10 Daily Boosters: 1. Quote of the Week:             2. Parenting Boost Littles (0-5) Sketch a cartoon on a post-it note for your child(ren) and put it on your fridge: Middles (6-12) Write a note on a post-it to your child(ren) and hide it in their room: (this week’s example)”I love how you took ... Read More »

Why Mom’s Don’t Get Anything Done

Why Mom’s Don’t Get Anything Done

Check out this cute video: http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/comedy/why-moms-really-get-nothing-done/vi-BBhLTFd Now take that sweet video, change the background music to the William Tell Overture; add another toddler, a four-year-old AND a newborn. That’s how I rolled 11 years ago. (Then again my friend from church had a toddler and QUADS, so maybe I should zip-it!) Read More »

Yes! This…

Found this on  the “Finding Joy” blog:   when you feel like you don’t make a difference remember this. . . The way your child’s eyes light up when you pick them up from school. How you know just the right way to tuck sheets up and where to put the kisses goodnight. The infinite number of toilet paper rolls, ... Read More »

A Day with the Opportunity to Inspire

A Day with the Opportunity to Inspire

The girls wanted to know why they didn’t have school today, so I rattled off all the facts I could remember about MLK, then I found this: How MLK Made a Better World in Just 10 Years This was inspiring and created a whole new conversation. What will we be doing to make an impact today…this week…in 10 years?   ... Read More »

Back to the Ol’ Routine

Back to the Ol’ Routine

So the kids go back to school today. I have to say it was really nice to be able to sleep in a little and not rush to get the kids here, there and everywhere, and I don’t think we used the word “homework” once (although it was encouraged at the beginning of break). But there is a certain flow that ... Read More »

Faith-n-Family Fridays: Christmas Traditions

Faith-n-Family Fridays: Christmas Traditions

Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Sometimes I forget to emphasize that with my kids, especially the youngest ones. This will be only their 7th Christmas, and those first few years I’m pretty sure they don’t remember. So I want to make sure I am intentional about what traditions we are doing. We have a nativity set (yes, ... Read More »

TBT Parenting

TBT Parenting

Throw Back Thursday Parenting Check out these Paretning Techniques: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/195273333817998041/ Photo Credit: lolwall.com Read More »