Author Archive | Tomi

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Back to School We Go...

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Back to School We Go…

If your family is anything like mine, then back to school also means back to your regularly scheduled lives. I have soccer for one kid, gymnastics for another, another who does drama, and one another in Tae Kwon Do. I am not playing around here, life can get busy! Here are three tips that may […]

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Adoptive Mom - What they Want you to Know

Stop! In the Name of Love and Trauma! What Adoptive Moms Wish You Knew…

Attention! Anything you say can and will be used to help further fuel the trauma that our kids from hard places* have had to endure.  I honestly believe people as a whole do not mean to be hurtful or mean when they ask questions or comment.  They just don’t realize the significance of saying them […]

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Reset Priorities

I Forgot My Phone, but Saw My Kids

“Have you seen my phone?” “Could you call me?” “Could you Zello me?” These are the types of questions I usually ask my husband or children at least once, maybe twice a day.  I often forget where it is inside my house.  However, with five kids in tow, it’s very rare indeed that I ever actually leave […]

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Organize. Stamp jars for Good Behavior

Stamp Jars For Good Behavior

I have this indistinct vision of the type of adults I hope my children will someday become.  For starters, I hope they will be kind to themselves when they make mistakes, see things from other’s perspectives, and be able to resolve conflict in a mature and respectful way. However motivating them to this end, can […]

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