My Learning Curve: Feeling Safe Enough to Sleep

Eby has always preferred sleeping in small, confined spaces. When he was young, he often chose to sleep in a sleeping bag tucked between a chair and a cabinet rather than on his bed. One day Russ dug out the kids’ old play tent and asked Ebenezer if he wanted to put his sleeping bag […] ...more

Unexpected Words

“I love you Mom. love Kalkidan” These words were a gift to me last Friday. A...more

Tuesday Topic: What is Your Favorite Valentine Tradition or Memory?

I’m kicking off February Tuesday Topics with an easy one for all of us. What is your favorite Valentine tradition or memory? I’ll start ....more

Valentine’s Day for Time-Crunched Moms

Valentine’s Day is a fun day to show our families a little love....more

DRAFT 2/17? – How Will Adoption and Foster Care Impact my Children?

One of the questions many parents ask when they begin to consider adoption for their family is “what impact will it have on our children?” When a family already has children in the home and then begin the process of...more

My Learning Curve: Offering Choices to Children

Making choices is a challenge for many children, and offering choices is often inconvenient for parents. That being said, we also know that being offered choices gives children voice, which they often need. Here is a tip I use for helping children make choices ....more

Open Doors

Let me introduce you to my friend, Jennifer. She is going to share her thoughts and experiences here at One Thankful Mom from time to time....more

Our Bathroom Makeover

In the wake of our accident and losing Kalkidan, my sweet friend, Sarah, wanted to do something as a gift for me. She is very talented and loves to decorate, paint, and build. She even makes excellent kombucha, which I find impressive ....more

My Learning Curve: What’s So Great About Wisdom Teeth?

Last Friday, Beza had her wisdom teeth removed. For...more

Sunday Gratitude 1.31.16

As I turned on my computer this morning, I asked myself, “Does this feel like work, or does this feel like joy?” If it’s work, then I need to turn my computer off and walk away. This is a day of rest, a gift from our Father. If it feels like joy, then it’s just […] ...more