Category Archives: Family Life

Communication: A Foreign Language

Written in 2013. Imagine yourself moving to a new country where NOBODY speaks your native language. Television is in another language. You stare at the news commentator and hear all these foreign sounds coming out, and you do not understand ONE THING he is saying! You turn on a cartoon to relax and the very same thing happens. You turn… (more…)

Seven Years Ago part 3

Well, after 14 days in NC at a hotel, with a pool, we flew home. Sweetie had been the perfect guest and was excited to meet her new family. We had many talks during that 2 week period and she began to open up just a little bit about what had happened to her in her short life. I was… (more…)

Being A United Team

For those who are married, Take TIME for your marriages! They are the foundation to connected parenting within your home! When Michael and I were in the thick of working with Sweetie 4, before we understood that she had BPD… she would do her very best to divide us. All I can say is, even in good marriages, if there… (more…)

Thoughts on Lying

I was reminded recently through a conversation that lying can be a perplexing and stressful part of raising our children. Many of our children, though they may even be teens and tweens, are behind developmentally, and lying is a part of what they do, by habit. Lying for absolutely NO reason, is not uncommon. If you are experiencing this, do… (more…)

Dorm Life

Sweetie 3 has been in the dorms for a month now. Oh how I miss her! The GOOD news is, she is just 30 minutes away. How convenient! Sweetie 2 and I are having lunch with her tomorrow at her dorm apartment. We did last week too, and I think I feel a tradition coming on! 🙂 We text back… (more…)

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