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Russian adoptee tells her story.

Russian adoptee

My friend Tati is here today as our guest blogger. Tati is a Russian adoptee who is all grown up and was willing to share her journey.  I am thankful…

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What the heck is a Friendship Card Exchange?

So I have three kids in three different school classes.  Two of my kids had “Friendship Card Exchange” day on the last day in class before Valentine’s Day.  They were…

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The Journey to Masha : An orphan hosting and older child adoption story

When my husband and I started our adoption journey 10 years ago we knew one other couple at our church that had adopted, that was it.  At that time there…

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That Time We Volunteered at Ronald McDonald House

So I like to share little miracles we see from time to time.  Harry and I go through life sometimes wondering if we are legitimately screwing up everything we touch,…

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Family Indoor Fun in Winter!

This weekend we partnered with Mini Babybel Cheese to share some fun ways to build precious memories and engage as a family with fun winter indoor activities! It is true…

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Things People Ask Big Families

A guest post by “Confessions of a Flawed Human” – Christina is a long time friend who I took State with in Competitive Show Choir as a teen (yes, we…

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International Adoption in China – the story of Finn *Video*

I am so thankful for Sharingdots who is sharing a guest post today about an International Adoption in China.  I love to share positive adoption stories here on Highlights Along…

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Our First Family Pet! Mabel Dru, the Standard Schnauzer

So we thought it was high time we got a pet in our family.  We have had a chicken verse dog debate for quite some time.  Dog won.  We haven’t…

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Noonday Jewelry for good – one friend’s story about how she is helping an orphan she never met!

I have a few friends who sell Noonday Jewelry.  It’s beautiful and looks like something you might see in an Anthropolgie window.  I love Noonday because it is well made…

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Christmas Giving ideas from Outside the Bowl

Thank you to my friend Nicole for sharing some Christmas Giving ideas from Outside the Bowl.  Outside the Bowl is a charity that is very close to our family’s hearts. …

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How to Adopt – broken down into simple steps!

November is National Adoption Awareness Month – I am so happy to have some guest writers who are sharing their insights and stories about adoption.   Today Ashlene from Adoption Center…

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My Adoption Journey to “My Aiden”

Once again, we are celebrating that October is Down Syndrome Awareness month with a beautiful story of adoption. While we do not have anyone in our family with Down Syndrome,…

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Family

family mom blogOur family is pretty common, or totally uncommon depending on how you look at it.  Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother, Sister – about as all American as you can get!  Get to know us better and you will find that our family is actually built through adoption.  We have one kiddo the old fashioned way, as well as two who are adopted!  We are just a regular family, trying to learn to love each other and others better!