My Lovable Pest

  • Focusing on Potential and a Growth Mindset

    February 23, 2020 by

    “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Andy Rooney At the last parent-teacher interview at the Montessori, the last year before T got booted out, I went into the conversation expecting how it would transpire and I was right. The teacher told… Read more

  • The Story We Tell Our Son About His Adoption

    February 1, 2020 by

    “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson February marks the 3rd anniversary that our adoption was finalized and when our sweet little boy turns 5. Where did the time go?! There was a time when T enjoyed hearing stories after our bedtime… Read more

  • “Go for it. Step on all the puddles!”

    March 30, 2020 by

    “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” – Heraclitus It’s been two weeks since we’ve started our self isolation, when everything came to a standstill. I am thankful my family is safe and healthy and that we’ve only been lightly inconvenienced.… Read more

  • Our Fixer Upper Renovation – One Year Later

    March 29, 2020 by

    “There’s no place like home.” – Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz A year ago this week, our family made the leap and moved into our house. The hubby and I had previously lived in a small townhouse for over 10 years. T spent three wonderful years in that condo with us, but it was evident… Read more

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