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Adoptive mother: Goodbye Erie, PA

This month my parents will be moving from my childhood hometown, Erie, PA and will relocate to Cincinnati to be closer to my brother’s family. Naturally this brings up a lot of sadness for me for a variety of reasons. … Continue reading

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Adoptive mother: Yes I Can?

My shin and foot are not very happy right now. I was attempting to break a board with a round kick in taekwondo yesterday (a board breaking kick I had done once successfully earlier in the week) but I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Adoptive mother: Book review

As an adoptive parent I’m always keeping an eye out for children’s books that are out there which resonate with our own son’s adoption story. There aren’t a lot out there. Until the other day I had only one children’s book on … Continue reading

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Sketchbook – Winter 2016/17

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Women’s March 2017

I was proud to participate in the Women’s March in San Jose this past Saturday. Although I was simply walking and not holding any specific sign I know that the main reasons I wanted to march was to be an … Continue reading

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Adoptive mother: The ‘Adoption’ card

My husband and I have always been aware that sooner or later along our journey of raising an adopted child, statements and questions would arise from our son or from others that would sometimes be painful, hurtful or throw us … Continue reading

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Best Health Blog Contest – I need your vote!

I found out yesterday that my website was nominated for Healthline’s “Best Health Blog Contest!” (Note: This is separate from being voted one of the “Best Adoptive Mom Blogs” of 2016.) I am more than honored for this as someone had to submit … Continue reading

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Adoptive mother: The sister

“I want to meet my sister, and have deep dish pizza, and play in the snow.” These are the words we’ve been hearing from our five-year-old son recently. “We can eat deep dish pizza here you know. And we could … Continue reading

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Sketch book – Fall 2016

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What am I doing?

I ran across this self portrait when I was uploading drawing from my Fall 2016 sketchbook. It’s exactly as I feel today and so many times in my life. Since I suspect I’m not alone in my feeling I thought the image was … Continue reading

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