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Hush little baby hush

As a new parent, the few minutes when your baby sleeps is your moment of salvation. Especially after going sleepless for many nights in a row, the few minutes of silence seem like bliss. 230 more words


Why I Let Him Fall

Did you chuckle, or full on belly laugh too? It makes me chuckle every time. Go ahead and think I am a “bad mom” and then I will explain why I was right there and let him fall. 394 more words


Trying New Consequences

Yesterday did not end as well as it started.  My youngest was having problems during dinner and things that followed were not how I would like to end a Mother’s Day.   730 more words


Lifebooks for parents

Parent lifebooks are a creative form of modeling, which is a core principle of connected parenting!

Katie and I attended lifebooks training at our adoption agency. 907 more words

Our Adoption Process

Building a bridge for transition

I was driving through the slushy Colorado mountain roads on the way to work, listening to a podcast episode about “preparing older children to be adopted.” And I was frustrated that the episode only talked about international adoptions with a passing remark about “if you’re adopting through foster care, your case worker will walk you through the process.” Well… that’s not enough info for ME as we begin the matching process and I consider our mindset/heartset and how to best transition our future child.  1,613 more words

Trauma-Informed Parenting

Co-Regulation: How's your engine running?

In a training class at our adoption agency last night, we talked about how humans are not born knowing how to self-regulate. Self-regulation means: I can monitor and control my behavior, emotions, or thoughts, and adjust them as situations change. 806 more words

Trauma-Informed Parenting

Teething sucks

My poor baby is teething AGAIN… She is crying and screaming all daaaay 😭. My heart breaks knowing that she is in pain and i know that every mom dread theething days (or weeks) so i would like to share my teething baby must haves… 287 more words