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November: National Adoption Awareness Month

November is National Adoption Awareness Month. An entire month dedicated to raising awareness of the increasingly large number of children in need of a loving home. Our Journey Our choice to become adoptive parents was a long journey filled with multiple doctor appointments, medicine, treatments, injections, and finally surgery. My husband and I discussed for […]

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Kiss Holiday Stress Goodbye

Halloween is over, we already had some flurries and our first frost of the season made some of us cringe. Shorts, polos and sundresses are now replaced with hoodies and yoga pants and winter gear (sigh). Pumpkin spice everything has taken over, Christmas decorations inundate store shelves and retailers are bursting with eagerness to get […]

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The Size of my Child is Not Your Concern

I was at Kid City at the Greenwood Community Center the other day (side note: absolutely amazing, cheap place to take a kiddo!) and I overheard a conversation that was pretty familiar for me. To set the scene: Two little ones are playing in the same vicinity as (presumably) their parents look on: “She’s so […]

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Awareness Corner: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    October is the month that officially rings in Autumn. There are many things that have become synonymous with October, from pumpkin-spiced everything to Halloween activities and spooky décor. There are also many important awareness campaigns that take place in the month of October: Breast Cancer and Lupus to name two, not to mention […]

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Remembering My Pregnancy: First Trimester Surprises!

In honor of October being pregnancy and infant loss awareness month, I have chosen to share this.  I found out through an ultrasound a short time after I originally wrote this that I had lost my child. But my pregnancy was real and exciting, and watching my belly grow was such a blessing. I celebrate […]

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#MeToo

I recently came across one of those “If you____, then post this as your status” things. I don’t know what you call those. They’re not “memes,” and they’re not “chain mail,” though they kind of have the feel of both.  This one, though, was posted by someone I know who doesn’t normally engage in those […]

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