Merry Christmas from the Idleman’s

I am a huge fan of reflection.... last year I was apart of a bible study that went through the book if Isaiah and while most of it was hard to understand, one thing I did take away from the study is that God wants us to remember.  He wants us to look back on … Continue reading Merry Christmas from the Idleman’s

My Girl turns 3.

I started the tradition of writing a letter to our kids for each Birthday.  There are so many things that I hope to remember about each age but my mind can only retain so much.  These letters are my attempt to capture them in this moment in time and write to them some of my … Continue reading My Girl turns 3.

Waiting.

We've done it.  We've completed the paperwork, our home visit, and physicals.  We now are just waiting. We first have to wait for all the mountains of paperwork to be processed.  They still have to complete a background check on us, which takes weeks.  In about 4-6 weeks, we should get that approval e-mail saying … Continue reading Waiting.

Foster-to- Adopt Update: Part 3

We have officially finished all of our training, almost ALL of our paperwork, and our last home visit is scheduled.  We are in the home stretch of the approval process and soon will just be waiting until we get that first life-changing call. Right now we mostly feel nervous. I am nervous we won't be able … Continue reading Foster-to- Adopt Update: Part 3

Foster Care Training, Part 2

This week marked week 3 out of a total of 5 Foster Parent training sessions.  It's starting to feel more real with each week that passes.  It feels challenging to prepare much more than just digesting all the information we are being exposed to because we have no clue how long a child will come … Continue reading Foster Care Training, Part 2

The House.

Our family is at the start of a new beginning! We are entering a part of our lives where grace reaches down from Heaven, nudges our hearts to step out to love a little more than we thought possible. By Grace we have what we need to make this God-inspired dream a reality.  We are … Continue reading The House.

5 Steps to Take Towards Healthy Living for Your Family

Health and wellness are such a buzz word these days! As a parent, it can be such a struggle to even know what it really looks like to live a “healthy lifestyle”.   The problem behind every definitive article on healthy living is that they bypass the truth: healthy living looks a little different for … Continue reading 5 Steps to Take Towards Healthy Living for Your Family

5 Reasons Why Mom’s Need other Mom Friends

One unexpected change in my life post-motherhood is how it has changed friendships for me! I remember pre-kids I would hang out with my friends that had small children and would leave our meetings feeling a little frustrated.  Every conversation we tried to start would be quickly interrupted by the little person, making it hard … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Mom’s Need other Mom Friends

Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum Picks

Next year is the first year we will have TWO school aged kids in our home.  It's been so nice to have two years to ease into homeschooling. We've learned a lot, which I'm sure will make Lucas' Kindergarten year an easier transition for us all.  For my oldest Kindergarten year we used Abeka which actually was … Continue reading Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum Picks

Second Grade Homeschool Curriculum Picks

We are wrapping up first grade (ugh, the end of the school year is so bitter sweet) and starting to look ahead to plan out next year.  In the fall we will have TWO school aged kids in our home... which is just pure craziness!  I'm a little nervous about making time to invest in … Continue reading Second Grade Homeschool Curriculum Picks