Sunday, July 18, 2010


When we were visiting in MN, we were met with my sister and her three children. She has 2 biological children and her 4 year old daughter, Millie, is adopted. Millie’s biological father is Somalian and mother is Caucasian. She has been part of our family since the age of one. Millie’s been the biggest blessing in our entire family. She is a miracle.

All the kids were SO excited to see each other. Finally we were hugged up, buckled, and moving. Brock, my 3 year old son, put his hand on Millie’s cheek. Brock said to Millie, “Your cheek is brown, Millie.” Then he put his hand on his own cheek and said, “My cheek is cold.”

Absolutely loved that moment!


When I was on the plane – the very back of the plane I might add. I saw a mom with a baby struggling to carry her bag on the plane. No one was helping her as she kept going down the aisle. Then another mom with 3 kids and bags, stopped and grabbed the struggling mom’s bag, and helped her to her seat. I loved seeing that and it made me proud to be a mom. We “moms” stick together.

Moms are more likely to give words of encouragement when things are going downhill quickly.

Moms always have an extra Kleenex or band-aid.

Moms always help each other open doors when you are pushing a stroller.

Moms never give irritated looks when your child is fussing on a plane – instead they will give you a look like “ugh, I wish I could help – you poor, poor, woman!

I love being in the CLUB MOM!

When we moved from Minnesota to California and I had to drive with my 4 kids another member of CLUB MOM stepped up. My Mom. Not only did we survived, we had a blast and loved the time together!


We just took a plane trip to visit my family in the great state of Minnesota. I took my 4 kids by myself on the plane. It went really smooth and I just wanted to share with you all some of the items I felt were “LIFESAVERS.”

  • Orange Tic Tacs
  • Modeling Magic - it is this great no-mess playdoh. This kept my 3, 7, and 9 year olds busy for almost an hour.
  • Goldfish Crackers – best snack food ever!
  • Antibacterial Wipes – that one is for me. Planes completely gross me out.
  • Ring Pops
  • A book for each of the kids and magazines
  • Color Wonder book and marker
  • Bubble Gum
  • Almonds –in the little bags from Trader Joe’s – love that store by the way!
  • AND of course a Find Me Book (>: