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Category: Parenting

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Do Adults Need Recess Too?

What would happen if YOU took time to play while your kids played?  If you’re anything like me, you snatch that block of time while...

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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...

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Sailing the World to Meet Your Kids

If I could have coffee with any woman in the world, it would be Kelly Watts. Author, adventurer, adoptive mom…Her response to a...

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When Mommy Needs a Time Out

If we met on the street, you’d probably think I was sweet. And I certainly can be. You might tune into my podcast and get the...

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Don’t Flush! And Other Desperate Attempts to Get Sleep

What’s the most extreme measure you’ve taken to make sure your baby stays asleep? I’m blogging waaaaay past my bedtime....