5 Things You Should Know About International Adoption

I’m happy to feature guest author Jessica Goodpaster. She’s a fellow adoptive mom and blogger who has experienced the joys and challenges of international adoption. Since my family adopted domestically, I’m so excited to share her post on 5 things you should know about international adoption. Read on to learn more about Jessica and her story. Meet the Guest Author…

An Open Letter To My 4-Year-Old Daughter

There is so much more I will say outside of this open letter just for you, but this is what I need you and the world to know… Dear Sweet Abigail, 4 years ago today you had been home for one week. You were one month old, and I was clueless. But, so in love! It’s crazy to think about…

5 Adoption Steps to Get You Started…Today

These simple adoption steps can help launch your adoption journey. The truth is, the idea of pursuing adoption can be very overwhelming!  And, many people just don’t know what adoption steps they need to take. Some prospective adoptive parents give up before they even get started. I understand!  It’s a lot to think about. Where do you begin? Well, I’m…

The Adoption Process: 10 Things to Know Before Starting

Making the decision to pursue adoption is one of the most worthwhile decisions you will ever make in your entire lifetime. It’s a big deal! Here are some tips to know before starting the adoption process. Let’s start with one of the most important things to know before you begin the adoption process. 1) You can afford adoption. OK, this…

When Motherhood Sucks

Yesterday was probably one of the worst days in my toddler motherhood experience. At least it feels that way now. Nothing tragic happened. No one was injured and no one is sick. We’re all still here. But, man it sucked! Motherhood is just really hard some days! Just for fun, I’l share a quick version of the story… My Day…

How To Adopt a Gender-Specific Child

Girl or Boy? Maybe you’ve always dreamed of having a little girl. Perhaps you’ve even started picking out some adorable baby girl clothes. Maybe you even already have a name chosen. Or, it could be that you can’t imagine your life without a sweet little boy. And, you’re so excited to adopt because you can finally add a little boy…

An Open Letter to My Son on His 2nd Birthday

Dear Bennett- You’re 2 years old today! Happy birthday beautiful boy! It’s still so crazy to think of how much our lives have changed in the last 2 ½  years since we found out you’d be ours. We didn’t even know if you were going to be a boy or a girl. Then, at Casey’s ultrasound, we learned that we’d…