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Adoption — Open Minds, Open Hearts, and Open Questions

The first week of November holds the anniversary of adoption for both my children. November is also National Adoption Month. I talk about adoption year round. But this month always feels like a special opportunity to share. Depending on whether or not you’ve been personally touched by adoption, you may or may not be familiar with […]

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The Math of Motherhood :: A Closer Look at the ‘Days Are Long But Years Are Short’ Concept

I once heard it explained that it feels like each year of your life goes by a little faster than the one before it for a simple mathematical reason: each subsequent year is a smaller percentage of your overall life. When you’re five, a year is 20% of your entire concept of time. By the […]

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Creating Holiday Boundaries

Do the words “boundaries” and “holidays” make your cringe? Because, in your head, they equal confrontations and hurt feelings? Yeah. Me too. Holidays are great for making fun memories with your loved ones. But they also mean juggling where to spend your time with family. Whether you live in the same town as your parents […]

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Surviving the First Month After Your Child Is Diagnosed with Autism

I remember the exact moment my world started spinning. It was February 17, 2017 at approximately 11:00 AM. “Let’s test James for autism.” We were at his three year visit when his doctor dropped this bomb on me. Truthfully, I had been questioning what was “wrong” with him for a year. But for a professional […]

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