A little over a year ago one of life’s unexpected turns found its way into my life. Just from stepping off the curb the wrong way, I have had a year worth of pain following a very extensive surgery on my ankle. Sometimes, life will throw curveballs when you least expect it. There have been a lot of lessons learned throughout my healing time. During physical therapy today, the therapist made a comment that got me thinking not just about my ankle but about life in general. I’d like to share with you one of the many lessons that have come out of the situation with my ankle and learning how to walk again.
Christmas is just around the corner. While this is the most wonderful time of the year, it’s important to stay modest and rational. Sure, Christmas and gifts go like peanut butter and jelly. However, that doesn’t mean that you should go around spending thousands of dollars on gifts. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that you should skimp on gifts this year. After all, you don’t want to disappoint your family members. Continue reading →
I’ve had animals for as long as I can remember. The message about animal cruelty and adopting a #ShelterPet is one that has gained ground in recent years, but the ASPCA is concerned with the welfare of farm animals as well.
Here are five simple ways to become a more aware and welfare-conscious consumer when shopping for your family’s groceries. Continue reading →
There are many things that affect your life for the good or the bad but some days make an unforgettable change. The kind of change that you will look back on every single year and say “WOW, what a great day that was” or “What a terrible day that was!” We have had three different occasions that I can specifically look back on and say “WOW!”. Three years ago today was one of those moments. At the time, I did not realize how incredibly significant this day would be.
As I sit in a hospital room typing this, I am unable to access facebook for some reason. I planned on added many more photos but will have to update another time.
Fears become real when the words “home study” are mentioned. Probably the top two questions that we are asked by those who are looking to adopt that know we have adopted are, “What is the home study like?” and ” What if we don’t pass?”. I am going to go over our experience. I will give you an insight to our home studies with three different home studies (actually four for three children… I will explain more on that later), two different agencies, and three different social workers.