Our Experience with the Safe and Sound Protocol

The Safe and Sound Protocol is a little known healing modality. Along with a few other therapeutic interventions, it falls under the heading of “ILS,” or Integrated Listening Systems.     I first became aware…

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Making it Official

A short and sweet little update from the desk of the Bean family chaos coordinator. 🙂   One day in late August, Mr. Bean and I dropped Little Bean off at school, and then quietly…

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The Most Important Character Trait

Parenting kids from hard places is incredibly rewarding. The children who have been in our home are forever a part of the fabric of our family, whether they’ve stayed or moved on. My husband and…

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It Was Meant to Be

I am about to become a very unpopular adoption blogger, and I’m OK with that.  😛  But if we can’t speak the truth of our situations, no matter what the circumstances, it is my assertion…

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Filing for De Facto

My feet hit the floor, and the first thought is … coffee. I have barely shuffled into to the dimly-lit kitchen, silently greeting my husband as he packs his lunch for work, when I hear her…

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