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Not a New Me, But a New Perspective

I’ve Lost My Ability to Trust I realized today that I don’t have faith in the goodness of others. It’s not something I decided to just stop believing, or was even conscious of. Today, when my daughter’s toy disappeared at the museum, I automatically assumed someone had taken it. This seems like such a small happening, […]

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The Gift of Time

Inspiration I’m sitting on the floor at 9pm on a Friday night cutting out a poncho pattern for my oldest daughter. At the same time, I’m asking myself why in the world I’m doing this. The answer is simple. I told her I would. When I agree to do something, I absolutely follow through, almost […]

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The Elf on the Shelf: Reality

A Naive Beginning When my oldest was almost three I excitedly added Elf on the Shelf to our family traditions. I couldn’t find ideas on Pinterest fast enough. My husband and I planned and put the scenarios together each night. It became a mini-date each night for us that we truly got a kick out […]

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#GivingTuesday

November 28, 2017 In its sixth year, GivingTuesday will return on November 28, 2017, in response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. GivingTuesday is an opportunity for non-profit organizations to simultaneously raise their community profile and annual contributions. Numerous organizations throughout the Indianapolis area utilize this fundraising tool. To find all participating organizations locally, nationally […]

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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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