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adopt from Ukraine

Photobombed. A Ukraine Adoption. Going from 6 to 9 kids!

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I was wrong.  I just wanted a picture with my girl, that beautiful blonde haired, blue eyed soft-spoken sweetheart. We were hosting V through Project143, an orphan hosting program. She…

meeting birth family

A Birth Mother’s Story

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Adoption is sometimes romanticized, and generally from the adoptive parent’s perspective.  It really is a miracle in so many ways, but adoption cannot happen without loss. Today I have a…

hamilton cast press photo

The best anniversary gift for a Hamilton fan.

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My husband and I have been married for 15 years, we dated for about a year before that. I feel it is important to let everyone know before we begin…

Marvel Studios Hero Acts

Join Marvel Studios Hero Acts in donating to Save the Children

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Friends, I have a favor to ask of you before the year comes to an end.  I don’t know about you, but I need to pour a little bit more…

tips for reducing stress during the holidays

10 Tips for Reducing Stress During the Holidays

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The holidays are here! In our house holidays come with a mix of excitement and hesitation.  Holidays are full of beautiful memories and special events, but they can also lead…

so different

So different from what I imagined, but perfect….. our adoption story

Posted on: by Kate

November is National Adoption Awareness Month.  As most here know, our family was formed through adoption.  While we have shared bits of our story, I absolutely love to share adoption…

Bittersweet Destiny

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“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain…

Moana Kakamora printable

Moana printables and activity sheets

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Moana makes history as the first Disney princess from the Pacific Islands.  Moana is strong, courageous, and loves her culture and family.  I am so excited to share more about…

onions help you play minecraft

Breaking Internet news : Onions improve your brain’s ability to play Minecraft

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Our kids are pretty good little eaters. They eat their fair share of vegetables and fruits.  They all have a very small list of foods they really dislike.  Onions top…

preventing common sports injuries in kids

Tips for Preventing Common Sports Injuries in Kids

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Our kids are probably a lot like your kids.  Sports, dance, and outside play all keep them active and healthy.  As they get older and more active we are doing…

Its OK to not buy school pictures

It’s OK to not buy school pictures

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Every year since preschool I have purchased school pictures of all three kiddos.  Crappy backgrounds, forced poses, and terrible lighting seems to be the formula.  Every year I complained about…

storks movie and adoption triggers

Storks adoption and foster trigger warning…. “Orphan Hurts My Heart”

Posted on: by Kate

Storks flies into theaters on September 23rd and it is sure to be a hit. Storks comes from the hysterical geniuses behind The LEGO Movie and it is just as…