Monthly Archives: May 2012

Heavy Heart

I am sorry to tell you that over the course of the past 24 hours, the Canadian agency who was able to adopt from Ksenia’s region has chosen to remove her from Reece’s Rainbow and suspend her possible adoption for now. … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Down Syndrome | 4 Comments

Canadian Heroes

***UPDATE*** One of the most fascinating political conversations I have ever had was in the company of a Canadian craftsman three years ago while visiting Toronto for a conference.  Gord is a man who was comfortable with social medicine, but dissatisfied with the … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Bigger Than Me, Down Syndrome | Leave a comment

Running Alone and the Holy Spirit

Remember Mel Gibson’s awesome Nike ad pitch from What Women Want?    Don’t you just want to be that kind of runner?  Well, let that go, and you’ll have me.  I want to run so I can catch up with … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Running | 3 Comments

Travel Games for Preschoolers

…and some other things I do to keep the kids from going crazy on long car drives. Well, Memorial Day weekend is upon us, as well as a season of travel. Mostly by car. With kids. A lot of them. … Continue reading

Posted in Preschool, Supermom, Travel | 2 Comments

Flying Rainbow Flags

Every day I read something about gay marriage, gay adoption, or the freedom to be gay. Every day I read about the sanctity of marriage, protecting children from stigmatism over their parents’ orientation, and the need for discretion. Like many Christians, I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Shut Your Mouth

Why are people so obsessed with criticizing a big family?  Want to know a little secret?  Not every family of two is that way by choice.  They might be on our side.  And yes, I do mean side. There is an … Continue reading

Posted in Bad Mother, Large families, Psalm 127:4-5, Yoda didn't have children | 1 Comment

Make Photo Watermarks Using MyMemories Scrapbooking Software

I was seventeen when I saw the groundbreaking, critically snubbed movie The Net. I was repelled by the lame story, but mesmerized by the reclusive world Sandra Bullock’s character built for herself, doing such unbelievable things as chatting on the … Continue reading

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So Juvenille

There are very few things that make people giggle whether they are six or sixty. In movies, Philadelphia Story will always make me laugh until I’m sore. CK Dexter Haven! CK Dexter Haven! Oh, CK Dexter Haaaa-ven! And there’s always the brilliant razzing most … Continue reading

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Biggest Sister

This is my first time writing a blog post.  My mom is Jaime, Mrs. BLD.  I am six and a half years old. I am going to tell you how it is like to be a big sister.  I am … Continue reading

Posted in Kids say the darndest things | 2 Comments

Messy Woman’s Guide to a Clean House

Enjoying my new header? Finding parts hard to read? I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below, as it’s a work in progress. It’s no secret that I hate cleaning. Every part, from the tidying to the scrubbing, … Continue reading

Posted in Bad Mother, Kitchening, Supermom | 1 Comment