Christmas 2015

We are grateful for the opportunity to connect with you all year long and share the hope that we have on the unique and adventurous road of adoption, foster care, and special needs parenting!

We hope this Holiday Season is great for you. We know it can be far from perfect and maybe even a little bit stressful at times. Hang in there. One thing we can tell you, as you wrap up 2015 and look to 2016, is that you’re not alone on this journey. There is hope. We’re in this trench with you!

So, from our home to yours….Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

The Berry Family,
Mike, Kristin, Rachel, Rich, Krystal, Tyler, Noelle, Jaala,
Andre, Elisha, Jacob, Samuel, Deja, and Layla

When you take two separate individuals, from different backgrounds and family origins, and place them under the same roof, there’s going to be friction. But it’s also a chance for something beautiful and unique to grow and flourish. We love this picture quote on marriage from platform expert and professional blogger, Michael Hyatt.

Question: Are you married? What have you learned from your journey together? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Merry Christmas From Our Family To Yours!

For a child is born to us,
a son is given to us.
The government will rest on His shoulders.
And He will be called:
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

~ Isaiah 9:6 (New Living Translation)

Tantrum Tuesday (#001)

We’re pretty stoked to introduce Tantrum Tuesday to the world!

This is Dasha, our niece. In this picture she’s ticked because, while watching a parade where FREE candy was being tossed to spectators, she refused to pick up any candy from the ground. She expected the parade participants to personally bring it to her. When we told her that she had to pick the candy up herself she melted!

Let’s be honest, tantrums are hilarious! Not all, but most. Because we’re such amazing parents :-), we decided a few years ago to start taking pictures of our kids having epic meltdowns. Be honest…you do this too!

And, that’s what we’re hoping. We want to invite you to share your child’s epic meltdowns with us. If you have a great documented tantrum, email it to us, along with a brief caption, and we’ll feature it on a future Tantrum Tuesday.

We can’t wait to see your epic tantrums caught on camera!

Disclaimer- we will not post any pictures with children unclothed, children participating in illegal activity, near or including drug or alcohol references, pictures with derogatory or racially charged captions, or pictures that embarrass or harm a child or their parents.

Question: Got any good tantrums to share? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Merry Christmas from Confessions Of A Parent and The Berry Family!

From our crazy, fun-filled family to yours: Merry Christmas and happy New Year! Thanks for making Confessions Of A Parent blog part of your life. We hope and pray that 2014 is filled with many more blessings!