1. Conversations with Eli: Super Powers of the Heart


    February 9, 2016 by mamacravings


    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.

  2. Journey to Adoption: Home Study


    February 3, 2016 by mamacravings


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

  3. Confessions of a Tired Mama


    January 19, 2016 by mamacravings


    If anyone else confided that these were the expectations for herself, I would bless her heart and tell her to get a clue (in my sweetest southern way, of course). Yet I ask the impossible of myself, and then feel like an utter failure when I can’t deliver.

  4. Why Hope in 2016


    January 11, 2016 by mamacravings


    Hope is the thread that has woven my family’s story together from the very beginning.

  5. Conversations with Eli: A Seriously Private Discussion


    January 5, 2016 by mamacravings


    “Mama, cans I talk to you in pwrivate?”

    “We are in private.”

    “No, we’s not. ‘Da dog and cat is sthitting wright ‘dere.”

  6. When Santa Blunders


    December 30, 2015 by mamacravings


    It was 8:57 on Christmas Eve night, and we had a video game for a game system that we did not own. It wouldn’t work. Santa had no gift for our kid. This year of all years! Eli wrote not just one letter to Santa but two. He even went to see the big guy at Bass Pro Shop, an experience that Eli had declared was nearly the best day of his life. This was the year he actually got the hype.

  7. Hey, Mama. Celebrate You as You.


    December 28, 2015 by mamacravings


    While I don’t write in [my journals] with the intention of sharing, sometimes I feel like what I’m writing could also be what is on another mama’s heart. As feeling inadequate is a theme that keeps popping up in my own thoughts and writings, I wanted to share an entry.

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