It’s been two years since we’ve welcomed an official foster care placement into our home. Which means foster mom amnesia has taken full effect.
Author Archive | Christy Swaringen
To the moon and back: it’s a good way to communicate the indescribable love of a parent for her child. Even if it doesn’t always look that way.
As new parents, we had no idea what we were actually doing – or what we would actually need. These items are, for me, Baby Registry Essentials.
I’m a twin, so I’ve always shared my birthday. It’s no big thing. I remember the first birthday that I celebrated while I was in college. My friends went all out with decorations and goodies, and I felt so special and loved. The day was all about celebrating me — and only me! Fast forward about […]
Christy is an amazing mom to three little ones. She’s chosen to title her post “How I Mom: Words Matter.” (You’ll see why as you read on.) This might be her personal story, but there are some powerful ideas in here for all of us. Hi. I’m Christy, and this is how I mom. I’m not really that […]
Did you know?! Santa Claus is coming to town! My favorite time of year is upon us. It’s Christmas, and you know what that means, right? Twinkle lights and tiny tots throwing tantrums. Frothy mugs of Abuelita hot chocolate and frantic mommies all around. Three Wisemen and ten million things on the to-do and the to-buy […]
As an adoptive mom of a fiery, strong-willed and absolute cutie-pie of a 3-year-old daughter, I am always just a little bit on alert for situations that raise the “I’m adopted” flag.
I came across a photo of a lit candle and text that hit me out of nowhere like a ton of bricks. “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.”
Happy first day of fall! It may not feel like fall yet in South Texas, but as the weather starts cooling down the RGV has so many outdoor adventures for the whole family. Here are Christy’s favorites!
Dear Newlywed, Looking back over the last decade of marriage, I have a thing or two to share with your naïve, confident and optimistic little self.