Father’s Day & 8th Grade Dance

We got through the weekend! Father’s Day tends to go better than Mother’s Day here, which I think is pretty typical in adoption. You just don’t have the whole Forced replacement of someone I loved who disappointed me factor with adoptive Dads.  Instead, Dads are like unicorns – something kids heard might be real but […]

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And then she couldn’t sleep…

I may have been a little glib on the sleep thing yesterday. I didn’t mean to be. You know what happened last night, right? How I went to bed nice and early and then… couldn’t sleep?   Sigh. Also, grrrr…. Not sleeping is one of my LEAST favorite things. Yours too, probably, unless you’re at […]

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Sleep: A Love Story

When I was in law school, some students thought it was cool to brag about how they’d been up all night studying in their library carrels. A few even brought in pillows. In a moment of wisdom that was pretty rare for me back then, I thought, Wow, that is the dumbest thing I’ve ever […]

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How I decide what to write

Some of you reached out to check on us after my spate of candid posts about things we’re struggling with. I get it. It’s not typical to see this sort of honesty on the internet these days, especially in circumstances like ours where it would be possible to create an alternative reality online, painting our […]

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Stow the Broccoli

  One of my goals is to not hate my life. Inspiring, right? (Watch for my motivational stickers & t-shirts, coming soon!) When I’m in a good place, I shift the language and ask God to help me enjoy my life.  This requires a significant amount of Divine help…and some cooperation by me. Remember a […]

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Totally Worth It

I had a rough trip down memory lane yesterday as I listened to a podcast about another couple’s experience trying to adopt from foster care.  It reminded me so much of the pain we went through with our beloved first foster daughter, Princess Peach. I thought I’d take this chance to offer a candid take […]

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Dance Fun Happiness

I sat down to write this post 2 hours ago, but ended up making an epic playlist instead. I call it DANCE FUN HAPPINESS…which is redundant, of course. I have no dance-related playlists that aren’t fun or happy (for example, there’s no “BALLET BARRE WITH EXTENDED FRAPPE SECTION” or “POLKA PRACTICE FOR PORTLY PEOPLE”) but […]

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