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Category: Adoption

sensorytoys

Top Five Toys for Kids with Sensory Issues

The bulk of my emotional energy these past few months has been dedicated to helping my daughter stabilize during this time of transition....

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The Inferno of Infertility During the Holidays: Help is Here!

How on earth do you cope with infertility during the holidays? A friend asked me to describe infertility. I said, “It’s...

dancingsea

A piece of paradise

People around the world penny-pinch to visit this pacific paradise I call home. While my husband chose to remain in the Midwest to go back...

Reading on a Ferry

12 Books You Should Give Every Adoptive Parent

The number one question I’m asked by adoptive moms is: What are your favorite books on adoption? If you’ve got a friend or...

hadley 4th birthday

What if I said, “no”?

What if I said “no”? I woke up extra early the morning of May 3, 2013. I was scheduled to give a MOPS talk on “being...

marybethchapman

Finding Hope & Healing with Mary Beth Chapman

Adoptive mom extraordinaire, Mary Beth Chapman, is making headlines again. Her book, “Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and...

hadsmommy

Celebrating Hadley’s Home

“Mommy, I GO HOME!” Hadley would beg over and over…and over again. I dismissed her cries at first, thinking the language...

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Three Things I Want Every Wanna-Be Adoptive Parent To Know

If you’re thinking of adopting a child, my heart spins for you. You’ll take part in this great, unfolding love story and gift...

fastu

Honoring the Ordinary

Maybe the ordinary moments are the most extraordinary ones.  The Saturday after Christmas, I asked my husband to wake up with the kids...

mommyhaddie

The Story You’ll Tell Your Kids…

You may know your kids well–but how well do they know you?  If you ask me, scrapbooking is the equivalent of a colonoscopy. Every...