Raising Children With RAD – Part 1

Have you heard of RAD? Reactive Attachment Disorder? When you adopt kids with this, it can be a tough go. BTW, kids who aren’t adopted can have this too. Adoptive kids can come with numerous problems. Same as with children

Rocks and Hard Places

We were recently in a place with a lot of parents/children. As we walked around, I noticed a lot. I saw a mom with 3 very young children. She had obviously trained her children to do as she told them

The Beginning of Thinking Retirement

The real beginning of heading into retirement started in late April of 2016.I was so enthralled with the chickens our son & wife got that I wanted to get some too. We went back to the farm that they had

Retirement Trip Still in the Works

We began our trip… We arrived at our son’s house. One child was sick. This isn’t the same sickness as what was going around at Christmas. Our daughter-in-law caught it too and we stayed to help out. We’ve worked on

More Involved in Retirement Than Anticipated

Retiring has been so much more than we had anticipated. It’s wonderful to have my husband home. And yet, there are times that we aren’t understanding each other. I’m finding that as we try to understand each other, we need

Where Do We Go From Here?

We were gone for 18 days for a Christmas trip. We’ve been home for 8 days. It’s been a bit crazy as we are preparing to go on our retirement trip. Randy had a bunch of retirement things to finish

When Adoption Fails

When you enter into the world of adoption; it’s a time of excitement and hope. You dream about what the child will be like. How much fun you will have as a family. Exploring the world through that child’s eyes.No

Retirement Beginnings

Thursday was a busy day. I worked in MOPS and then went to my husband’s workplace. Why??? For his retirement party. It was a long day for me. He had a few things to finish up before we could leave.

Retirement Preparation

Months ago, when we first started really communicating about Randy retiring, it seemed so far away. And now, here we are with his last day at work being 5 days away. There have been so many things to consider through

Our Christmas Season

It’s THAT time of year!! I usually go into Seasonal Affect Disorder (SAD) in the fall. So, I am at that point. This year has already been VERY busy as I head into Christmas. I shopped online for thing for