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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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Sketch book – Summer 2016

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Adoptive mother: Balancing structure and free play

I’m happy to report that my son has been in kindergarten now for 2 weeks and there have been no reports of behavioral issues from his teacher as of yet. In fact, my son seems to be a model student. (Knock … Continue reading

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Sketch book – Spring 2016

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Adoptive mother: Unknown territory

My son will be 5-years-old in 19 days and will be exiting preschool forever by summers end. I am anxious to begin this new phase of our lives with our son which is not a foreign feeling to many other parents getting … Continue reading

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Van Gogh style

My son had some extra paint leftover on his palette and I still needed to do my sketch book art for the day so I decided to try my own replication of Van Gogh’s famous Starry Night painting. I was pretty pleased … Continue reading

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