Call for Disruption Papers

The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (End CAN) and the Haruv Institute are again seeking applications for “disruption” papers in the area of training  that would serve a guide for grant making for the organization in the coming years.   EndCAN’s...

It’s worth the wait

As this new year begins, I’d like to give some positivity, as well as some hope and encouragement to all the families who are thinking of adopting or have started the process and may feel like they’re sitting in limbo. It’s worth it, and worth the wait. When I first...

Return to innocence

We all hear voices in our heads. Ok, I know what you’re thinking, but just hear me out. We hear the doubting voice, the overly critical voice, the voice that tells us to give into fear, the voice that says you are justified in your anger and victimhood. Then there...

Swirling

We live in Michigan now. We moved here in June. Right after school let out for the summer. We sold our farm. And basically everything. Even the chickens. We are renting a house. Right in town. In our new town. It’s big and ugly and shaped like a barn. The kitchen has...