Five Things You Should Know About Motherhood

I wasn\’t there, but I think I know the look on your face when you saw those two pink lines. And then you looked at the instructions at least 37 times because you were sure that you must have misunderstood how to hold the stick or pee on it the right direction. Or maybe twoContinue reading “Five Things You Should Know About Motherhood”

Broken Teeth and Broken Lives: If We Weren\’t "Just" Moms

We read the document line by line, our plea to the judge to make this brown-eyed girl our own.  Our lawyer had drawn it up for us, ensuring that while this would be a lengthy process, it really was not all that complicated. “Richard Whittemore, married, pilot, resident at….” So far so good. “Ashley Whittemore,Continue reading “Broken Teeth and Broken Lives: If We Weren\’t "Just" Moms”

Don\’t Pray for Health or Wealth

I used to pray for Elliott like this: \”God, please protect Elliott. Keep him happy, healthy, and strong. Keep him safe and I pray that he will one day meet a beautiful, godly lady and that you\’ll bless him with a family and that they will serve you and live to be 100 years old.\”Continue reading “Don\’t Pray for Health or Wealth”

Q & A’s for Mission-Minded Families: MOTHERHOOD

This is a post I found on a blog I read: Passionate Homemaking I normally don\’t post things like this because I realize it\’s not relevant to all of our readers, but as a mom this was encouraging to me. So, if you\’re a mom, it may be encouraging to you. Seems logical, right? Here\’sContinue reading “Q & A’s for Mission-Minded Families: MOTHERHOOD”

Confessions of a Not-So-Super-Mom: Part Dos

Kind person: Here you go, Ashley. Elliott\’s paci fell on the floor.Me: Oh, thank you. *takes paci, checks for hair and/or visible dirt, shrugs, gives it to Elliott* It\’ll build his immune system.Kind person: *look of shock* That\’s a good way to summarize my first year of parenting.  As I reflect over the past yearContinue reading “Confessions of a Not-So-Super-Mom: Part Dos”

From the Archives: Confessions of a Not-So-Super-Mom: Part Uno

This was written last year shortly after Elliott was born. I\’ll be posting Part Dos soon so wanted to re-post this one as a refresher before you hear more details of my awesomeness as a mom over the last year 🙂 I would say that I threw away all my parenting books, but the factContinue reading “From the Archives: Confessions of a Not-So-Super-Mom: Part Uno”

Applying for Visas: Wisdom From a 5-Month Old

So we\’ve only been doing this parenting thing for about 5 months now, but already it seems we\’ve been taught so many lessons (selflessness, anyone?) Last night I was taught another lesson. One I\’ve \”learned\” many times, but this was the first time my son had taught it to me. Let me explain. If you\’veContinue reading “Applying for Visas: Wisdom From a 5-Month Old”