1. Adoption Q&A: My Son Asks about Birth Mamas

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    April 8, 2016 by mamacravings

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    While I am still fumbling and am constantly surprised by the questions his inquisitive brain can invent, I wanted to share 4 questions our son has asked (so far) about birth families, specifically the birth mother.

  2. An Easter Non-Tradition: Planting Jelly Beans

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    April 5, 2016 by mamacravings

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    A simple activity has been floating around Pinterest for a while: A child plants jelly bean seeds that “grow” into lollipops.

    I was practically giddy over how doable this little activity was for the family. Simple. Adorable. Maybe even a new tradition?

  3. A 6 year-old’s Tale of Equality

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    March 22, 2016 by mamacravings

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    My newly six year-old boy loves to paint and loves to tell stories. Often I will write while he speaks, …
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  4. Conversations with Eli: Turning Six

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    March 8, 2016 by mamacravings

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    “I’s about to tuwrn sixth, you know.” “Yes, six is a big deal.” “Yeah. It’sth a big kid, like fowr …
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  5. Got the T-Shirt?

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    February 25, 2016 by mamacravings

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    To celebrate moving forward to the home study, we are selling the t-shirts that I designed. They have our story on it: Love makes a family. This is not only our story, but yours as well. Whether you don’t have any children or have a houseful, whether your children are biological, foster, adopted or a mixture of all three, love makes your family. Our families haven’t been there or done that. We’re going there and we’re doing that. We might as well have a cute tee for the road.

  6. Conversations with Eli: Super Powers of the Heart

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    February 9, 2016 by mamacravings

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    Well, you sthee in ouwr heawrtsth hasth feelingsth. And they’s ouwr sthupewr powewrs. They have the powewr to make othewrsth feel too. We have to be stho cawreful. We have to usthe ouwr feelingsth fowr good.

  7. Journey to Adoption: Home Study

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    February 3, 2016 by mamacravings

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    They say that it takes a village to raise a child. It is taking a village to bring this baby home.

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