If you’re just popping in here, welcome.  If you’d like to dig deeper into this community of special needs and adoptive parents and the community supporting them, I encourage you to connect with me, Gwen Vogelzang, through our newsletter and community.  Scout’s honor to NOT give out your information to anyone, anytime, anywhere.  And I’m not about bombarding your inbox with information you’ll send to the virtual trash can.  Our virtual trash cans are overflowing with noise.

Reach out.  Go ahead.  I love it all.  Well, most of it.


It’ll tickle me hot pink to add you to this community.  And men, this is not a girly place to inhabit.  You’ll feel right at home too.  We’ll learn, we’ll chat, we’ll laugh, and most importantly, we’ll breathe.  Because really, breathing is super important.  

What Christians are Not

6 years ago I sat at Wahoos Fish Taco with a co-worker who wanted nothing to do with God.  He respected my belief, but wasn't shy about challenging it either.  I liked this about him.  He was refreshing.  The snippit of our conversation that day that I can't set aside...

Why So Much Focus?

It's easy to get wrapped up in the role of special needs parent.  And it's also easy to wonder if you spend too much time in your role.  Others wonder that aloud for you when you're really lucky.  Today has been a prime example of a day when I'm left laughing at the...