2 Tips for Coping when Kids Leave Home

Empty Nest Syndrome is a real thing. When Samson graduated last spring, I was hit square in the face with the realization that of my six kiddos, only one was still a minor. And with him on track to graduate from high school a year earlier, my time as a momma with kids...

Adopted DNA Test Results Q&A

After accidentally discovering two full siblings and nine half siblings, I’m answering some of your adoption biology questions. If you're an adoptee, you might be shocked! The 23 and Me and Ancestry DNA test results Sam and I took together were a big surprise (for me,...

Gifts for the Woman Who Wants Nothing

Need Christmas gift ideas for your wife (mother, daughter, grandmother, girlfriend)? Struggling to shop for the woman who as everything? Since having children my typical response to “What do you want for [Christmas, Mother’s Day, your birthday], has been “peace and...