This. This kid turned 1 today. An entire year has gone by with this sweet boy in our lives! He is tiny but gosh is he tough, he is full of emotions, he overreacts to everything which is equal parts frustrating and hysterical, he loves hard, when he laughs he makes it a belly laugh - no fake smiles or giggles from this one. He is walking everywhere, starting to be covered in bruises from the falls, popping new teeth every day and finding his voice in the madness we call home. The relationship I have with Dax is so unique and runs so deep- he will forever be my baby and I’m convinced he is going to be totally OK with that. Happy Birthday baby Dax! The world is a big place little dude but I know you will face it with that fierce and fiery passion that lives in your heart! Your daddy and I are so proud of all you have accomplished already! #stillerfamilyof4#momlife#blogger#momblogger#lifestyleblog#lovelylittlesomethings#boymom#momofboys#candidchildhood#parentingblog#unfiltered#advice#takeitorleaveit#daxallen#firstbirthday#oneyearold
Inadvertently matched the bathroom, so of course I had to document it ✨ Monday may have come at me so fast, but I’m ready to restart this week tomorrow! 😂 So funny story... the whole ‘getting locked outside the house’ saga continued through the weekend when @littlemixico locked her keys inside while I was out of town 😬and now I’m ACTUALLY looking into one of those lock boxes because a. We are out of control, and b. We are out of control. LOLOL
We went to make some purchases today for my Christmas minis that I’ll be offering for photography soon & it got me in such a Christmas-y mood! 😩😍 I’m not tryna skip over thanksgiving but boy am I ready to put the tree up, wrap some presents, & jam out to some Christmas music 👀😅🎄 Too bad our tradition is to wait til the day after thanksgiving to start decorating! 🤷🏼♀️ Guess I’ll keep daydreaming of that thanksgiving food in the meantime🤤
Adventure is found when we seek and follow a wild, generous, unpredictable and crazy-loving God every day. • This was one of the foundational thoughts in our hearts when we began Family Field Guide. If the God of scripture truly is infinite, immeasurably creative and all-powerful, then there is nothing boring about following him. In fact, it brings to light the possibility that following him may be the most adventurous thing we can ever do - more adventurous than climbing Everest or exploring the depths of space. • If we have “encountered Jesus” and it is not stretching us outside our limits and causing us to take risks on a regular basis, then maybe we haven’t been taught the real truth about Him. • One of our core motivators as parents is to pass down a living faith to our kids. We know they need to see us risking it all for Jesus and saying “yes” to him even when it doesn’t make sense. By faith, the story of our family will be an unpredictable tale of adventure and by faith our kids will see it as a story that is worth repeating. • But it all begins with asking God for a fresh revelation of who he is. The more we know and see him, the more we are compelled to surrender all and leave the safety of ordinary life behind to experience his extraordinary power. • And we are convinced that families who live like this will change the course of history. • God, reveal yourself to us. Where there are misconceptions or distorted truths, align us with your Word. Give us clear eyes and pure hearts so that we can see you. Break away the cultural buildup around our ears and restore our sensitivity to your voice. Be glorified and bring us near as we seek to be nearer to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Why is it so easy to know what to do when someone has a baby, but when someone gets a foster placement, it’s like we have to fend for ourselves? ** Or first placement was a different situation than the norm, and j came to us from another great foster home. We still had issues to deal with for sure, and needed to buy some new things and make some pretty big family adjustments. We didn’t get a “shower” like moms would get for having a baby, although we had a brand new family member in our home. 👱🏼♂️👱🏼♂️👱🏼♂️👩🏻👦🏽 Our second placement was a sibling group, 👧🏻👧🏻and knocked us off our feet. We felt exhausted, overwhelmed, and pretty much at our breaking point a week in. My house was trashed, I felt too tired to think about making a meal, and the girls could literally not be left alone for 1 minute. (No exaggeration) we had no shower, no meal train, but yet our family had just changed drastically with 3 hours notice. 👱🏼♂️👱🏼♂️👱🏼♂️👧🏻👦🏽👧🏻👧🏻 I have an amazing family, church family, and awesome friends and I am NOT bitter. I just think people don’t know what to do. 🤷🏻♀️🤷🏼♂️ That’s what inspired our new ministry The Closet. A lot of people love to give clothes for a new placement which is great. Not knocking it. HOWEVER... I didn’t give a rip if the girls had clothes to be perfectly honest. 🙅🏻♀️ I wanted someone to CLEAN MY KITCHEN! Or bring me a meal!!! I was at my breaking point and it was too much. 🤦🏻♀️ So this new ministry will provide clothes and supplies, but even more than that. It will offer teams that will clean your house, bring a meal, pray for you and support you when you need it. Find out how YOU can get involved by going to our website. (Link in profile) and follow us at @the_closet_nh
What To Do About Depression and November? November is known as a time when depression rates are higher, for those who live in areas where November becomes markedly colder and rainier, and the darkness of night comes much sooner. There is plenty of evidence which states that November is a peak time for depression and I see it in my counselling practice every year. Read the full article here --->>> https://www.sharonselby.com/behaviour/what-to-do-about-depression-and-november