Hi, I’m Tara.

What started out as a private blog to document our adoption journey has evolved into my journey through therapy, spiritual awakening and whatever I feel like writing. Without our struggles to build a family, I’m not sure I’d be waking up, and for that I’m grateful.

#MicroblogMondays - Date Night!

Yes, this is the season of crammed schedules, busy weekends and constantly falling behind. Or is that just because there's 2 kiddos in our household now?

At our last placement update meeting, we were ordered to have a bonafide date night within the month. We laughed at our caseworker and the idea of organizing a sitter and ourselves to be able to have a night off. Even though our parents are in town, we were a little skeptical of siccing both kids on either set for an extended period of time.

We took the plunge though, and the kids had an overnight at my in-laws. By all reports, things went well even though Baby Z broke out of his swaddle at 2am, and well, X likes Gma and Gpa because they'll let him watch multiple movies. (3!!!!!) Oh, the times I have to bite my tongue hard and let things slide...

S and I enjoyed an afternoon out sampling beer at a couple of breweries, seeing a movie and eating at a new-to-us restaurant.  Then I got my a$$ handed to me in Scr.abble. Can't win them all.  :)

#MicroblogMonday - Reflections on the Year 2014

Holiday Blues and Joys and Blues and Joys