Infertility: In Her Words

April 23, 2014 1 Comment
Infertility: In Her Words

Meet Steve and Abby. They’ve treaded some mucky waters with infertility. I had the pleasure of meeting them both at Monday night’s Cedar Valley Infertility Peer-Led Support Group. Abby courageously shared their story, and gave me permission to re-post it on my blog: “I found out a person in my life who I care for very much […]

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Infertility: I’m Not Ashamed

April 22, 2014 2 Comments
Infertility: I’m Not Ashamed

I’m not ashamed to admit we can’t have biological children. I’m not embarassed. Sad? Used to be. But in a way, I feel blessed. Blessed that the painful road of infertility led my husband and me to the cutest girl on the planet. Blessed because the moment we anxiously walked into a Texas hospital on August 4th and […]

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Infertility.

April 15, 2014 2 Comments
Infertility.

Infertility Awareness Week is coming up in a few days. I spend a lot of my time here advocating for adoption, talking about my struggle to balance a full-time job with mommyhood, and venting about my frustrations with inequality between races. But next Monday, April 21st, I’m going to be talking about something tough. Something personal. […]

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Curiosity vs. Ignorance

April 9, 2014 6 Comments
Curiosity vs. Ignorance

The steam was billowing from my head at my desk yesterday afternoon when I received an email from an aspiring journalist at a nearby college who wanted to do an interview with someone who adopted from another country. “Is there a time in which a phone interview would work or would via email be better. […]

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Her Future’s So Bright…

April 8, 2014 2 Comments
Her Future’s So Bright…

She needs to wear sunglasses all the time! -Shelley

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Why Not?

March 26, 2014 10 Comments

I was staring at boxes of eye drops in the pharmacy when a woman pushing her baby in a cart said [LOUDLY], “SO, WHY’D YOU DO IT?” I must have given her a confused look. Because in my head I thought, “#$%*#! My ‘disguise’ isn’t working!” Clearly my incognito look of no make-up, frazzled hair […]

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“Families Look Alike”

March 25, 2014 11 Comments
“Families Look Alike”

My jaw hit the floor when a friend sent me this photo: “Families Look Alike” was the title of a project hanging on the walls of her child’s elementary school. Passers-by are asked to match a first grader’s photo with that of their parent’s photo from childhood. Yehhhh…. This hits close to home on many […]

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Sickness Strikes

March 24, 2014 2 Comments

Apparently it’s normal for new parents to be sick… All. The. Time. Our sweet Olivia was so sick and fussy for more than a week. We’re “those” parents who call the nurse line all. the. time. But because she didn’t have a fever, we were advised to just keep doing what we were doing. The […]

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Calling ALL Adoptive Families!

March 12, 2014 2 Comments

If you are a family blessed with adoption… I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!! Chris and I have met SO many fantastic people on this journey — but most of you don’t know EACH OTHER! I’m working on putting together a  lil’ somthin’ somethin’ with a dear friend of mine who has adopted through foster […]

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Adventures of a “Single,” Working Mom + Why I Want a Keurig

March 10, 2014 8 Comments
Adventures of a “Single,” Working Mom + Why I Want a Keurig

I have a whole new respect for single, working moms. Being a working mom and wife is hard enough. But without the help of my hubby? I just about went off the deep end. Chris was out of town for a few days for work {hence, my lack of blogging} so my life has been […]

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