Betrothed Babies Blog

Sometimes about babies, sometimes about us, always cathartic


November 2016

7 Adoption Related Things I’m Giving Thanks For

While I’m planning on writing a blog specifically dealing with what I’m thankful for this year, here’s my adoption specific list of 7 things I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving

Instant Relaxation

It’s tough sometimes to find the time to truly relax as a parent. You have to get rid of more stress with less time. It’s also tough sometimes when as a mom, you’re relegated to a more quiet night when maybe an eventful night was more desired.

A few Fridays ago I was feeling the need to do something, but I didn’t feel the desire to craft or binge watch TV. As I grow my hair out this time, I want to take better care of it, so earlier that week I had been reviewing some uses for coconut oil.

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Vote Early, Vote Often

Bridgette wrote a great post last night that talked about voting. If you haven’t read it yet, please check it out here – it’s titled Tomorrow. Here’s my companion piece to her blog.

Like Bridgette, I don’t like writing about politics, and this blog isn’t going to tell you who I voted for or why or who you should vote for or why you should or shouldn’t vote… One of the greatest things about this country is that we can vote. And we can vote for whoever we want. And we don’t have to disclose to anyone who we voted for. Many countries don’t have that privilege, and I don’t take that for granted.  America is an amazing country.  I love living here, and I love all of the privileges offered to us as citizens of this great country.  Of course, America is not without it’s flaws, and this election seems to have brought out the very negative sides of many people. Continue reading “Vote Early, Vote Often”


Tomorrow the world will change. We will either have the first female president or a habitual businessman turned politician. Don’t worry, this isn’t a political post. I won’t be saying who I am voting for and why. In fact, I actually hate talking about politics when it has the potential to cause an argument (which is different than a debate). This blog is no place for that conversation. 

That being said, this election has brought up a lot of what it means to be a woman in today’s society and furthermore, a mother to a daughter. 

Continue reading “Tomorrow.”


Husband and I just finished our first mini babymoon, and it was delightful. Several months ago we went to a fundraiser for my sister’s ministry – Let Me Be Ministries, and we bid on and won an evening out in our city. A stay at a nice downtown hotel, a voucher for dinner, limo service, and 2 museum tickets were included in this package. We ended up using the hotel stay and dinner voucher – we’ll save the other stuff for later. Continue reading “Babymoon”

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