5 Books to Read Before you Adopt or Foster a Child

Hey friends! I’ve been wanting to talk more about foster care and adoption for a while here on the blog. It’s a topic I’m passionate about and would love to talk to any of you by e-mail (eatprayreadlove@gmail.com) if you’re considering either! Since we’ve only gone through the foster care system, it’s the only experience I have, but I […]

Do you ever feel like you’re losing it?

Y’all. This weekend. It was something. I went to my friend Kati’s house Friday night to catch up. She ran out to grab us dinner. In the 45 minutes she was gone, my daughter Allie and I BOTH ended up sick. W ith two different illnesses. Allie’s throat and ears were hurting and she was […]

Rice Noodles & Veggies & Spicy Peanut Sauce

Every once in a while, I get an unmistakeable craving for Asian food. It’s usually Thai or Vietnamese I want. And when I want it, I want it now! Even though Asian restaurant food is usually super cheap (we LOVE $2.50 Vietnamese sandwiches!), it’s sometimes easier to just whip up something at home. One of […]

the one thing I hope my kids fight over when I die

This may sound a little crazy, because really, who wants their kids fighting over their possessions when they die? I’ve seen some nasty fights break out within families over money, or houses, or whatever. BUT. There was one thing I really, really wanted when my grandma died in 2013. She had 6 kids, 17 grandkids […]

5 ways to get your kids involved in giving back

With 4 kids, plus fostering another one, many ways I would love to give aren’t for this exact time in my life.  I look for ways that can involve my children so that they can learn to love giving back as well, because what we teach them while they’re at home is paramount to who they become as […]

Traveling with kids: the good, the bad, and the realistic

We’ve done lots of traveling in our 11 years of parenting, and the number of children in our family just keeps growing! (although we are halted at 5, for now at least!) I know that many people are intimidated to travel with their children, and believe me, I get that. It definitely is LOTS of […]

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