I was checking out at my dentist's office a few weeks back, and I came up on an interesting conversation. "Christmas is for men and for children." What followed was a long vent on how these two women had to do everything related to shopping, cooking, cleaning, wrapping, and coordinating the many aspects of their particular family Christmas with their adult children. I smiled a few times, and then I couldn't help it. I said this: "You know it doesn't have to be this way, right? We can make different choices."Read More
I had my share of parental struggles, but one thing I was quite good at was/is getting my children to appointments - dental, medical, tutoring, and all kinds of therapies. I am good at that.
I was quite taken aback as a couple of my sons grew up and out of our home and pretty much refused to go to their regular 6 month dental check upsRead More
Soon after I began writing a blog, I remember hearing "podcasts are the new blogs." I am always a step or two behind... I am a huge fan and listener of podcasts, but I have never been super interested in creating a podcast. My new friend and fellow adoptive mom, Jennifer Kelly, has launched a new podcast called "Highs and Lows." And she recently invited me to be a guest. It was fun! And a little nerve wracking.
So rather than blog further about this, I invite you to take a listen to this 20 minute interaction about my book, parenting, and the very real highs and lows of my life. On a recent road trip with one of my daughters, we listened together. She said, "Mom, there was some good stuff there. And some things I need to know." I hope you feel the same. Listening information:
You can listen to this podcast over on iTunes as Highs and Lows Podcast as well as on Google Play for android users. Also available on Stitcher. You can find Highs and Lows Podcast over on Instagram as highsandlowspodcast
I have dedicated much of my time and energy to the belief that parenting deeply and truly matters. Yet I also observe and live into the reality that each and every child is an individual soul who makes their own choices and way in this world. Both/and.Read More