Hello, my name is Lacy and I’m a self-diagnosed chronic Failure Cloud sufferer since becoming a foster parent in December of 2008. The Failure Cloud is a condition in which (not unlike Eeyore of Winnie-the-Pooh fame) a dark cloud of negativity hovers over a parent and fills them with an overwhelming sense of inadequacy and guilt. Once the Failure Cloud appears, it’s nearly impossible to shake because it follows its victims as they peruse Pinterest, scroll their Facebook newsfeed, ache over every chapter of their mountains of parenting books, and so on. Sound familiar?  View full post »

  • Shelli - Well said Lacey. The good ones notice they don’t do it perfectly. The bad ones have no clue. I enjoy watching you mother Caleb. :) you are obviously in love.ReplyCancel

  • Haley - Lacey, I love you and look up to you as a mother so much. You are the supermom I compare myself to and start feeling like I should do more, but it makes me want to be around you more, not stop visiting, just so you know ;PReplyCancel

  • bev - Amen sister Amen!ReplyCancel

  • Felisha - Hello, I just found your blog from a “Clean with cream of tartar” pin on pinterest and have gotten absolutely no work done for the past hour! Thank you so much for sharing your life and journey :-)ReplyCancel


Baking bread is one of my favorite things to do with my three year old. He loves grinding wheat, stirring the dough, and kneading the bread. He even enjoys the clean up! During our recent trip to Alaska, Caleb made two scrumptious loaves of bread. Here’s the recipe and unfathomable cuteness! View full post »

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