Exhausted

I once worked with a mom who reminded me of where I was just a few years ago (and, if I’m not careful, where I can so easily get to now). She had been fighting the battle to help her children heal for so long that she was….well, exhausted. Emotionally,…

Teen Suicide

There was a tragic incident in West Richland this past weekend where a 13-year-old boy took his own life. Teen Suicide is the third leading cause of death of teens in the USA. This is such a difficult time for many teens that they choose the only way out they see to…

Compromise & Control

This article from our friends over at Empowered to Connect stretched my thinking about control issues in adopted and foster children. I encourage you to read it. When people hear our kids ask, “May I have a compromise?” they tend to look at us a bit funny. They seem completely…

Self-Care: A Personal Story

At one point, I had been under so much stress with parenting my children that I could hardly even look at them with loving eyes, let alone give them what they really needed. With a day-camp program coming to an end, I realized that I only had one more week…