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The “Firsts” of Adoption

When I met my children, they were 15 months old. I wasn’t there the first time my daughter crawled or the first time my son walked. I don’t know if they sucked their thumbs, when they first sat up, or when they rolled over. I don’t even remember some of the milestones for which I […]

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Lessons From My Baby: A One Year Reflection

I just had a baby, and we are already celebrating a year! How does that even happen?! They say time flies when you’re having fun! Well, it also flies when you’re running on fumes because you’ve gotten very little sleep.  Yeah, that seems more accurate!  You really lose all sense of time as a parent. […]

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Living by your Priorities

Newborn Stage In the first few moments after our son arrived, I wept huge fat tears of joy, relief, and release.  He was here!  He was healthy!  For a person who likes to plan and prepare for the worst, I had worried about every pregnancy symptom nonstop, but barely allowed myself to envision my life […]

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One Mom’s Junk Is A Kid’s Treasure

I’m sitting on my patio trying to reclaim one of probably hundreds of trains of thoughts, a train of thought that, like most, left the metaphorical thought station but quickly derailed following a cry of “Mama!” My children are actually occupied — engaged in some sort of dramatic reenactment of Moana, that involves lots of […]

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