Parenting

My Valley

Several years ago, I shared part of my personal testimony as a Mother’s Day post (you can see original post here). A couple of weeks ago, I had an opportunity to share […]

Busy! Busy! Busy!!!

Busy really doesn’t even describe my life in the past two months! Which is why my blogging time has been non-existent. Noriko arrived and Fall came and all extra commitments started within the same few weeks. August for the most part went pretty smoothly. The beginning of the month we were preparing for […]

Pre-Arrival Package

I want our Japanese exchange student, Noriko, to feel as welcome as possible when she comes to the USA. I am in the process of organizing her room so she is comfortable in our home. I am also putting together a Welcome Basket with items that hopefully will make her feel special. […]

Preparing To Add A New Family Member

********** July 5, 2013- Friday My sister calls me to tell me that she was applying to get a Chinese exchange student for the school year. I have always thought this would be an awesome opportunity especially since I had several friends in high school who were exchange students. I […]

What If The Mother Is Going To Die?

As I scrolled down my facebook wall this morning, I came across an article about the Michigan Senate discontinuing “voluntary” abortion from their health care plan. (articles here or here). The friend who posted one of the articles also posted the following as her status: “WHAT IF THE MOTHER IS […]

Whirlwind…

Once again, months have gone by and you have not heard a word from me… And again, I apologize to those of you who actually follow me and hope that I would post more frequently. Of course, life events have come up making my writing time pretty much non-existent. So […]