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The Details in the DNA 2.0

Hey there, friends. It has been a hot minute since I updated this blog, and for that I can only say, "life happens." But I have some MAJOR updates regarding my post from 2017, "The Details in the DNA" that I thought were share-worthy! I tested through Ancestry, just to cover all my bases. I… Continue reading The Details in the DNA 2.0

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FAMILY, Personal Thoughts

10 Things I Want my Kids to Know About Me

As a mom, sometimes I feel like my life is lived under a microscope. "Don't do that, you're a mom!" "Don't wear that, you are a mother now." "Dont..." I'm a little tired of it. Ok, you caught me. I'm more than a little tired of it. I'm a human being! I'm not only a… Continue reading 10 Things I Want my Kids to Know About Me

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Her Gemini Heart

Her Gemini Heart is one of the pieces that will be featured in the poetry collection The Galaxies Inside My Mind, coming October 11, 2018 to Amazon and Kindle. The twins came into my life suddenly Laughing, healing, Bringing friendship Without condition or clause She was a dancer He was a scholar So different, but… Continue reading Her Gemini Heart

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10 Things That Make Me a Good Parent

So often, we hear what we are doing 'wrong' as parents. Whether this is coming from family members, peers, or from society, it can be exhausting. Sometimes, it's hard to feel like we do anything right for our kids. Parenting is hard. For example, when my son was born in 2011, ACOG considered 37 weeks… Continue reading 10 Things That Make Me a Good Parent

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Living My Best Life

It's 9 days into 2018, and I can honestly say that I am living my best life. A short story that I submitted to a contest was chosen for publication (out of hundreds of submissions!), my first novel, Echaria Rising, is 4 months away from publication, I've dropped 6 pounds, I re-launched my photography business… Continue reading Living My Best Life

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Here We Go!

Welcome, 2018! I know, I know, I'm a few days late with this post (what else is new). In all fairness, this transition into 2018 has been BUSY. I've been working a LOT; I've started doing overnights with an absolutely fabulous family (for real, I love them from the bottom of my heart!) and I… Continue reading Here We Go!

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The Details in the DNA

I'm adopted. That's not a secret, and never has been. It's always been a huge part of my story, and has greatly shaped who I am as a person. It has brought me a lot of pain, and it took years of therapy for me to even come to grips with this part of my… Continue reading The Details in the DNA

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Be a Helper – Ramblings of a Brokenhearted Mom

Sometimes, I wonder why I had children. I look at this world and my heart weeps. And breaks. And wonders, "What will be left for the children to inherit?" There is so much violence, so much hate. So much willful ignorance. So much death. Natural disasters erupt around every corner, Driving families from their homes… Continue reading Be a Helper – Ramblings of a Brokenhearted Mom

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Something’s Coming

There's something huge on the horizon for me. Lately, "Something's Coming" from West Side Story has been my personal anthem, because I can relate to Tony's excitement about the huge changes in store for the future. Could be!  Who knows?  There's something due any day;  I will know right away,  Soon as it shows.  It… Continue reading Something’s Coming

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Pumpkins and Pregnancy Loss

Well, October is here, with all of its associated fabulous festivities. Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday, and we have several standing traditions here in our house. Halloween cookies, Decorating, A different holiday appropriate movie every night, flashlight ghost stories, pumpkin carving, and of course, the main event- the costumes and candy collecting. October is… Continue reading Pumpkins and Pregnancy Loss