Thursday, July 2, 2020

Sia is a Grandma via a Great Path

Is it better to have children when you're in your 20s or earlier? Or is it better to have kids when you're in your 30s and older? The answer, my friends, is YES. 

I don't know what it's like to be a young mom, but my sis was 19 when she had her first, so I've had the chance to observe her journey. 

The news is buzzing with Sia becoming a grandma at 44. If you don't remember Sia, she's an Australian pop star and song writer. Here she is











You might recognize her better like this











Sia adopted two 18-year old boys 10 years ago when they were aging out of the foster system after having lived in 18 different homes in 18 years. 

A 48-year old friend of mine just adopted a 2-year old. My dad had a child at 60.

Having kids will turn your life upside down, shifting your schedule, your priorities, and your focus--completely on your little (or bigger) child. Most parents (who are healthy humans) will note that having children is one of --if not the-- best thing they've done in life. 

I wonder if anyone will read this who needs a push to know that if you have the heart to raise children, the place to provide, and the means to support and connect with children, there is a child (or two or three) who needs you! 

Coming from a military family, it seemed seeped in our family culture that once children were 18, it was up to the military to become the family and finish raising them. I find the older I get, the more and more important family becomes--whether it's family or framily. 

There's something about having a place you know you belong that provides a foundation for confidence and strong identity. If you can, why not provide that for children?

AdoptUS is a good place to start for information and a search. I limited my search to four states and found 355 adoptable children.

It's time amp up focus on this in our own house. Honey! :) 

Take Care,








Images from siamusic.net and Entertainment Tonight

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