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December 2015

Police Wife Life

Some of you may know that Husband is a police officer. He works hard. He upholds his oath. He’s a good cop. He truly serves and protects.

His job is hard. It’s harder than so many other jobs because he puts his life on the line every single time he goes to work. He wears a bulletproof vest because there is always the possibility he will be shot. There is always the possibility he will not come home. How many of you go to work with the little thought in the back of your head that you might not come home? There’s not a day goes by that I walk into my school thinking I’m not coming home at the end of the day. I imagine it’s the same for most jobs.

Now, this isn’t going to be a ‘woe is Husband’ post because he chose his profession, and he loves it. This probably also will not be a popular post because I have some strong opinions, and I’m sick of everyone else being allowed to share/post their thoughts, but the police families having to remain silent. Continue reading “Police Wife Life”

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5 Tips for Writing Engaging Photo Captions in your Adoption Profile

Here’s another Adoption.com article I wrote about telling a story with your photo captions. Want to get your profile book noticed? Here’s 5 simple tips for writing engaging photo captions!

http://adoption.com/5-tips-for-writing-engaging-photo-captions-on-your-adoption-profile

The Nativity Story – an Adoption Story?

I never really thought much about Jesus being ‘adopted’ by Joseph until I was assigned this article, but there is a connection between the nativity story and adoption – check it out here:

http://adoption.com/are-there-adoption-connections-in-the-nativity-story

Operation: Sleep

Vincent used to be a great sleeper. He fell asleep between 7:30pm-8:00pm then he’d wake up once during the middle of the night to eat and get changed, and sleep until I either woke him up to go to the sitters (usually 6:30am) or he’d wake up on his own between 7:00am-8:00am. I could handle that and still function as a relatively competent human being during the day.

(Husband works nights, so it’s Mommy’s job to be up with the baby. On his nights off, Husband is great and takes all of the nighttime shifts, but most of the night hours fall on me.)

Recently, about the past month or so, Vinny has been waking up 3 or 4 times during the night to eat and get changed. And he SCREAMS. I mean screams that would make any mother within a 10 mile radius come rushing to his side to see what’s wrong.IMG_0887

What’s wrong you ask? Nothing. He might be hungry. He might have just woken himself up and can’t fall back asleep. (His favorite party trick is pulling himself up on the crib and just standing there screaming. He hasn’t quite figured out how to get back down yet without falling.) But really, nothing is wrong. I would change him, feed him, and he’d go back to sleep until he woke up 2-3 hours later, screaming bloody murder.

My mom and my aunt may have given me the secret to getting more sleep. Continue reading “Operation: Sleep”

State of Affairs

It has been so hard to blog in December – between prepping for Christmas concerts, doing Christmas shopping, Z’s basketball practices/games, drama club starting, regular work stresses, and Vincent going NON STOP all day makes for busy days and a tired mommy!

Here’s sort of a state of affairs in our household blog – Continue reading “State of Affairs”

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