Deflated

Deflated

There are times in our lives as adoptive parents that we feel completely deflated and depleted because of our children’s extreme behaviors. In the past, we have witnessed a small issue become a large issue in our children’s minds, whereby they chose to destroy their...
Trauma

Trauma

My kids (all adopted) have seen and felt trauma I cannot imagine.  I grew up with two parents who never divorced.  When I was in my 40’s, my mother died; a committed wife to my father. I had a stable home life with them and they helped me transition to college...
Sisterhood

Sisterhood

I never dreamt I would ever write a book. Now I have written TWO! I am excited to release my second book. I am one of 18 authors who wrote about their journey in life – a particular tragedy or struggle that they have overcome and found themselves triumphant. I...
Transitions

Transitions

All transitions, regardless of how big or small, life-changing or minimally life-changing, scary or fun – all transitions bring back our children’s insecurities and uneasy life.  We think a Disney Land trip would be fun but to an adopted child, especially...
Attitudes and Perceptions

Attitudes and Perceptions

We’ve heard it many times in Hollywood- Celine Dion was the youngest of 14 children and had very little material wealth growing up, but had love. Shania Twain grew up hungry and impoverished.  Jim Carrey dropped out of high school to help the family pay their...
Humour

Humour

My little brother was funny! I learned to have a sense of humor in every situation.  I do not always follow through with this but I try. When I had to be firm with him, I’d have to walk around the corner first and giggle, then walk back around and muster up...

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