Thank You For Raising My Son

There are many people that will greatly influence the lives of your kids – teachers, neighbors, grandparents, etc. While all of those are important in my son’s life, the person that rises to the top isn’t among that list. No, the person who has meant the most to him was another one of his moms; […]

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I’m pregnant! Can I workout?

As soon as I get pregnant, the first question most people who know me ask is, “how much longer are you going to workout?” If I’m honest, this question makes me crazy; but I usually smile and say, “as long as my midwife says it’s okay” (which is true). The frequency of this question and […]

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For Your Amusement

When we began our investigation into the world of adoption, we quickly learned that this journey would not be a walk in the park.  To embark on the adventure that is adoption is to get in line at the tallest roller coaster with the most twists and turns.  In fact, it’s probably the kind of […]

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Fall Faves: a Top Ten List

Fall is my favorite time of year. Don’t get me wrong, I cherish all of the seasons (especially now that I’m a mom) – but there is so much fun to be had in the fall! Here are some of my fall favorites … 1. Boots, cozy sweaters, puffy vests, leggings, and scarves! Can a […]

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Therapeutic Riding

It’s Horse Day! Known as Thursday by the general population, Horse Day is probably my girls’ favorite day of the week. The girls started therapeutic horseback riding (THR) in June, 2012. They ride most of the year, totaling about nine months with breaks during the extreme heat and winter season. THR was something that started […]

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Saving Soles: How to Shine Your Boots or Shoes

I know that there are four seasons in a year, but I’d suggest that we can narrow it down to two: sandals and boots. If you’re like me, you’ve recently pulled out your boots that haven’t been worn since sandal season began. It’s exciting, right?! That is, until you discover that they’re faded and all […]

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silent grief

                    Next week will mark the day I’ve been dreading for nine months. It’s the day I was supposed to be meeting our second baby. Instead, my first ultrasound last March confirmed a baby but no heartbeat. A few weeks later, I went into the hospital […]

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