Food Fight

I’ve become one of those people who posts pictures of food. I don’t know how this happened, except maybe that food (and dinner in particular) has been such a nightmare for us for so  long. But last week, the kids liked every meal we made. (I’m going to leave that as a stand alone line, […]

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Using Our Right to Write

Yesterday, Rebecca commented on my Facebook page that my post inspired her to write. “It’s cathartic!” she said. I was standing in line at Target when I read that, and I did a little fist pump & whispered, “Yes!” Getting other people to write their stories is one of my dreams. I’m constantly quoting memoirist […]

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What Do You Do When You’re Not Sure If It’s For You?

One of the things that happens all the time since we adopted (besides conversations about bodily functions and questions like “Can we pl-eeeeeze put a zipline in the back yard???”) is that people tell me of their own adoption dreams. I can’t tell you how many times someone has shared some version of, “I’ve thought […]

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Stop the World, I Want To Get Off

I know this will shock you, but not every moment in our household is delightful and heartwarming. This was especially bad in the first year, when I so regularly found myself in situations I had no clue how to handle.      Can you go to some random park with your friends? How should I know? […]

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Middle School Musicals & Blending Families: A Praise Report

This weekend we watched #2 Cherub sing and dance in Oompa Loompa splendor in her middle school musical. It was SPLENDID. The show was hilarious and fun (thankfully less creepy than the Tim Burton movie) and there were some astonishingly good moments for us as a family that I want to capture and remember.  First, […]

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Blizzard Prep

We’re expecting a ridiculous snowstorm tomorrow, so all of my plans for today were put on hold while I crammed three days of getting stuff done out in the world into one. I hope to post a full blog tomorrow (in between shoveling & chasing THIS DOG as she gallops through the snow). For now I […]

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What If My Kids Never Love Me?

Today’s adoption question is from Beth:  How do you deal with the fear and/or reality of the kids not loving/attaching to you, and you to them? *** Before The Cherubs moved in with us, when we were in the transition phase with visits on Wednesday nights & weekends, our kids declared that they were not […]

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