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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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We adopted two little girls with Down Syndrome – Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Adopting children with Down Syndrome October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and I am so thrilled a couple wonderful friends were willing to share their stories about how they adopted…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Breast Cancer Round Three – at 40.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I am so angry at this disease – cancer in general.  A few good friends of mine have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer in…

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That time Angels Conspired at Frazier Farms

I’ve had my fair share of “You don’t know what the hell you are doing.” looks over the last four years at the supermarket…. and everywhere really.  They range from…

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A six year adoption journey – part 2

Last week our friend Janell shared about the beginning of her family’s long journey to their little girl – here we get to meet her! If you didn’t read part…

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Finding our daughter ~ Our 6 year adoption journey!

My friend Janell was kind enough to share about their six year adoption journey in ‘finding our daughter’ – I am in love with this story and so thankful they…

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Outside the Bowl and Adoration Christian Centre

A huge thank you to Nicole from Outside the Bowl for sharing this guest post with us.  She is sharing how Outside the Bowl and Adoration Christian Centre is helping…

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Adopting a child with HIV : Lily’s Story “She was vulnerable to the lie.”

The amazing team at Sharing Dots was kind enough to put together a guest post about a very special family that moves me like I can’t even put into words. …

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That time my husband lost his job but things worked out, like whoa.

My husband lost his job. Don’t panic.  This story works out well – I wrote it to encourage you, and also to document for myself when I worry about things…

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For crying out loud, I don’t want to see your underwear at church.

I totally respect it is not my place to tell people how to live or what to wear.  I don’t consider myself very fashionably adventurous, but I truly appreciate those…

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That time I met an internet bestie at Hollywood Studios

That time I met an internet bestie at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!  Nothing made our trip to Walt Disney World more fantastic than meeting kindred spirits we couldn’t wait to meet!…

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First of all, we kind of fell into Foster Care

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month and I love to use this space of mine to share stories from time to time of families that choose to Foster and/or…

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CAUSEBOX by Sevenly

I was recently introduced to a new subscription box that is so up my alley I just can’t even stand it.  CAUSEBOX by Sevenly is a new quarterly subscription box…

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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!