• Why We Sleep Clock

    The sleep clock entered our lives a month or so after our foster kids came bursting through the door like the whirl-wind you might imagine (and a whole lot more I promise you couldn’t dream up — because we didn’t/hadn’t/couldn’t — which is probably the reason the chaos hit us so hard. Emotionally and Physically). Among the lengthy list of “stuff” (i.e. behaviors) we had to navigate with these two little ones were sleep issues. MAJOR SLEEP ISSUES. Issues that differed between the two. For one (9 months old) it was a matter of waking in the night and then holding us hostage the remainder of the night because he…

  • A Mountain of Toys: The Toy Rotation Begins

    We celebrated our Christmas holiday in Nebraska; with our foster kiddos. It was an exciting time as it was the first opportunity for many to meet the little ones. That excitement translated in to LOTS of wonderful gifts – clothes and toys. A mountain of toys. So many that we couldn’t even get it all in the SUV to return home! With BOTH kids’ birthdays hot on the heels of Christmas (birthdays = more toys) I needed a plan for how to make organizational sense out of all this stuff!! And so begins the toy rotation. I literally spent the better part of FIVE days upon our return home attempting…

  • New Year – 2018 – Pause & Re-Group

    Hey there! Remember me? It’s been a while since I’ve met you here. Two and half months, in fact. I have good reason and I’ll tell you why, but before all that, Happy New Year! The New Year is an opportunity to pause and re-group. What a blessing that this opportunity presents itself without our even asking. I hope your holiday season was full of magic and memories to last a lifetime. Now that the dust is settling on the craziest time of year, I feel like I can exhale and fill you all in on the happenings over here in our world, the reason for my lengthy blogging absence,…