Primal Wound Book Tour: My View Of The Book

December 13th, 2009

primalwoundI am an adoptive mom. I should say that I am a "new" adoptive mom as my two daughters  (then aged six and nine)were adopted a little over eighteen months ago.   We researched adoption seriously a year before starting the process and the paper chase/wait to bring them home  was about a year long .  I must state that all of the above made me think I was ready to be an adoptive mom.  Hubby and I had two biological daughters and had been parents for over eight years already.  With all of this study and preparation, I had never heard of The Primal Wound by Nancy Verrier.  Maybe I had seen it before, but for some reason it didn't catch my eye… [more]

Life Books – Part 2

July 21st, 2009

In my last post, I wrote about what Life Books are and how they can be used in an adoptive family. This time I want to talk about how to make a Life Book. As I stated before you can be really creative and fancy or just use the basics, the important thing is that you have a Life Book for your child to use. Any one who knows me, knows that I am not crafty at all. I have the imagination, just not the talent to make what my head pictures. When I was in Ethiopia I bought beautiful fabrics to make Life Book covers. I imagined beautifully done Life Books rich in color, texture and words. I soon… [more]

Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Fly

March 20th, 2007

My oldest daughter read aloud to me a make-up expert’s advice, “Find a role model your own age,” which stuck with me. At 52, I can hardly look to the Paris Hilton for how to act or dress. But, to me, role models are vitally important. I want to be my children’s role models, especially to my daughters. I want them to be educated and self- supporting, or at least have the ability to support themselves should something unexpectedly happen. I want my sons to choose wives who are emotionally strong, intelligent and capable. Only one son is now married and I adore my daughter-in-law; she truly makes him happy and that is all I ever wanted for him. I… [more]

The Influentials

March 17th, 2007

One of my heroes, Tim Elmore, sends out an email newsletter periodically that I find to be a great source of information, as I constantly search for new ideas, ways to better serve my family, and be a person that my children can depend on. Today’s email contained the following information, I also went straight to to order a used copy of this book. In their intriguing book, "The Influentials," Ed Keller and Jon Berry document the type of person who carries great influence in America. Their research says that one in ten people pretty much tell the others where to eat, how to vote and what to buy. They are the people that others listen to, watch… [more]