When you think of June, what do you think of? The end of school? Summer’s start? Yes, those things are true! Maybe you already know that in the United States we also celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride this month. Perhaps you’ve...
Happy Pride Month Happy June! And Happy Pride! Do you notice tons of rainbows everywhere? Have you thought about taking your kids to a Pride event? Do you know why Pride matters and why we celebrate in June? Yes, Pride...
As a little girl, I loved baseball. My earliest memories include watching games on TV with my dad. We connected when we watched it together. I also enjoyed going to minor league games with my family on warm summer...
If you love someone who lives with depression, mania, or bipolar (1 or 2) this post may help you with acceptance and awareness of neurological-diversity. Or if you happen to be the person preparing for or receiving treatment for...
I wrote this article a few months ago, and I was clearly burned out. May is Mental Health Month. Working moms aren't the only ones who get burned out and the pandemic makes these effects more pronounced. If you are...
This is a continuation of a three-part series answering common questions about foster care. Check out Part 1 and Part 2. I don’t feel called to be a foster parent, but I want to help. What can I do? Not everyone can...
I recently gave people a chance to ask their honest questions about foster care on my Instagram stories with the promise of answering them in a blog. So, as promised, here are some of those questions and my answers. Do...
The decision to have one child As a teenager living under my parents’ roof, I had no worries in the world. I used to dream of being married and having two children by the age of 26. Little did I...
Spring and summer are finally here! Even with COVID-19 here, there are lots of ways to enjoy the spring and summer with we can still enjoy u-pick produce (including strawberry picking), markets, and farm fun. Farms with a 🍓emoji...
Guest Article from C. Christina Ho One of the most frustrating things about my upbringing as an Asian daughter was the constant reminder from my mom of what other people thought. It wasn’t enough that we had real issues to...
Over six years ago, my husband and I started our foster care and adoption journey. We had a spare room, big hearts, shiny rose-colored glasses, and lots of naivety. While those things got us through the door and helped us take...
A friend of ours, who adopted using the same agency we used, told me if I wanted to adopt again, start as soon as possible. When I reached out to the agency, the social worker said the wait time...
All marriages go through seasons, but “Pandemic” is probably the season you never saw coming. Maybe the pandemic has been a blessing to your marriage, providing simplified schedules, more margin to connect, and an opportunity to re-prioritize time as...
This article is written in partnership with Bacini Photography, who specializes in unique, custom portraiture.  It’s time to update your family portraits, so now what? Use this guide to walk you through the process of a successful family portrait session. 5...

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