Mindfulness

It’s hard. I know.

Among a variety of books, on a grand bookcase in our living room, I have two that are entitled, “A Year of Living Mindfully” (Week by week mindfulness meditations for a more contented and fulfilled life) and “Mindful Journaling” (Rewrite the script of your life).

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How has it been a whole year already??

My husband and I are only a couple of days away from celebrating the one-year anniversary of our son coming into our lives. As it approaches I can’t help but think of all the amazing memories we have made together. I think of the beauty we experienced despite the sad days, the hard days and now we look forward to all the days that are ahead of us.

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The Check-in

Beautiful truths about the “Check In.”

I send messages to a variety of individuals in any given week that just say, “Checking In.” Some of you reading this today, may have been the recipient of one such message.
As I sat to write, this evening, this is the question I asked myself: “Why do you “check-in” with people so often?”

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Help Foster Parents During COVID-19

At Seven Homes during this uncertain time there is one thing we can say with complete unwavering certainty. We LOVE our foster families and want to do everything we can to support them during COVID-19 and give the community a hands on way to support the foster families in this time of crisis. 

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Self Care... Is It Even Possible During COVID-19

I am convinced that COVD-19 has given me 50 new gray hairs and has taken off at least a year or two of my life. Not because of my fear of illness, but because of the lifestyle created that is necessary to stay safe in the midst of it.

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More than Netflix?!?

Wait?!?! There are things you can do besides Netflix binge that are fun at home when you have more kids than you know what to do with?!?!?

Thanks Heather for your amazing reflection and to the Still crew THANKS for these ideas....

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Wonder Woman aka MOM

Heather Still, one of our TBRI practitioner/ MAPP trainers here at Seven Homes decided to add a little bounce in our step as she shares about their adventures at home. This is the woman who makes her own quilts, has a slide from one story to another in their home and is kind of the coolest mom I know... Her response to COVID-19 vs my struggle has me feeling like this photo... But I adore her none the less and wanted to share her reflections with all of you!

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Putting FORE Foster Care

Seven Homes is excited to host our third annual golf tournament this September. We are especially excited because we have the unique privilege to welcome Scottie Pearman to join us for what should be our best tournament yet!

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Knowing The Story, Understanding The Journey

I see this beaming smile and for a brief moment I am back in that scary season of life. A time when I desperately searched for reasons to find joy. Like the silly hat and the jovial smile of my son looking back at me. That season of life when this photo was captured included frequent hospital stays and the fresh loss of sweet children we had fostered for nearly two years. In that season we heard various scary potential prognoses, some of which spoke of our son’s funeral before the age of ten. Four months ago we were a healthy, happy, family of five. Suddenly after a difficult court date and two prolonged hospital stays we were now a married couple with one potentially terminally ill child.  

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Pray for a Child to Say "I'm Home"

“Mommy, we need to do morning prayers for my boy, Ethan before school. We need to pray for him to find a mommy and a daddy.” I love hearing my four year old ask us to pray for “his” child. The goal of Project 77 is to make a personal connection between one waiting child and a family.

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