We wrapped up our reading of Another Celebrated Dancing Bear with tea and a spice cake with vanilla frosting fromÂ Tea & Cake with the Saints. Â The girls helped make the cake and Levi liked watching it bake. Â He even included the appropriate “mmmm” sounds 🙂 Â At dinner Jonah was in charge of giving Dad a […]
Â Â Â Â Tuesdays and Thursdays are my “crock-pot” days. Â These are the evenings that we are busiest with activities and Bob may or may not be home to help get the kids where they need to be. Â Either way I know that dinner is going to be ready. Â The added bonus is that I can […]
Our Adoption story was written by a good friend, Heather Schultz, forÂ The Catholic TimesÂ in November 2009. Â Note: we brought Anna and Levi home in December 2009. Â Â Â Â Â The Dunlaps are just like any other family. Yes, Bob and Jennifer Dunlap have adopted all of their children, but the couple insists they have only […]
Here is a list of adoption books I have found helpful:Adoption: Choosing It, Living It, Loving ItÂ Â By Dr Ray GuarendiReal Parents, Real ChildrenÂ by van Gulden & Bartels-RabbAdoption ParentingToddler Adoption: The Weaver’s CraftÂ by Mary Hopkins BestRaising Adopted ChildrenÂ by Lois Ruskai MelinaAdopting the Hurt ChildÂ by Keck & KupeckyThe Connected ChildÂ by Karyn PurvisAttaching in AdoptionÂ by Deborah GraySimplicity ParentingÂ by […]
I plan on updating this throughout the year…… The BibleÂ Â (always reading) 1)Â The Company of Cheerful LadiesÂ by Alexander McCall Smith 2)Â Educating the Whole Hearted ChildÂ by Sally Clarkson (should have waited for the updated version due out this summer!) 3)Â Homeschooling with a Meek & Quiet SpiritÂ Â by Teri Maxwell~The main point of this book is that without a […]
I think the greatest challenge in parenting a black child, has been the hair. Â The texture, style requirements, and general maintenance are just so different than what I am used to. Â So since this summer I have been scouring the internet learning about hair care, products and styling tools. Â ThisÂ videoÂ has helped, as well as others […]
MyÂ sisterÂ requested the Monkey BreadÂ recipe. Â Recipezaar (now Food.com) is my very favorite recipe site. Â If you can’t find it here there is no such recipe! Â I liked this recipe because I usually always have the Rhodes frozen bread dough on hand. Â Jacob is our donut connoisseur and he likes the Monkey Bread better than donuts, that […]
Last week we read Lentil, a special request from Jacob. Â It is a book we have read before and the kids have appreciated. Â We enjoyed it just as much the second time around. This week are going to focus on Another Celebrated Dancing Bear by Gladys Scheffrin-Falk. Â It is a charming book about a bear […]
On January 24, 1997 we said “I do” and I am so glad we did! Â We have had a great 13 years together and I am lucky to have such a great husband. Â Life has been even better than I imagined. Â I pray we have many more years to celebrate together.
Russian adoption – LOTS of paperwork, two weeks in Russia in January – unforgettable, parenting this boy – priceless!! Happy Family Day Jonah!