when parenting is hard

As soon as you set off on the adoption journey , as you start walking down the path of pregnancy — you realize something. Your little one isn’t here yet, but this parenting thing? It’s already hard and there’s no map to get you were you need to go. The path of parenthood is amazing and beautiful and […]

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dreaming at 10,000 feet

I’m typing this on a plane, trying ignore the dips and drops as we hit some of that “unexpected turbulence.” If you ever need to be reminded how small you are, just hop on a plane. I’m sitting here, buckled in, heading back to my little tribe, signing off from a long weekend away in […]

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a case for the dust bunnies

I’m sitting on my floor. I was supposed to be tossing trains back into the wicker toy box we attempt to hide in the corner of the living room, but instead, I’m sitting on my floor. The kids are asleep, the husband is working late, and here I am, sitting between Sheriff Woody and Lightning McQueen. […]

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the coney island of the midwest

I’m welcoming fall, but I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t miss slow summer mornings and dipping my toes in the lake. We had a very happy and healthy family summer filled with adventures and memories, and I’m so grateful for all the sun-drenched experiences we’ve had together. We crossed almost everything off our summer 2014 […]

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pursued: the anderson family

You know how you have friends, and then you have your people? Let me introduce you to the Andersons. They are our people. Like, really. They are. I wish we lived closer, because we’d probably get into a lot of trouble together and it would be awesome. I want you to watch their story in […]

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busy making memories

We’ve been unplugged. I’m in my hometown with the boys this week, so I’ve been a little quiet here on the blog front. Between bike rides and pool days, there hasn’t been a lot of time for blogging. I can’t say I’ve minded. But today is a rainy day, so I thought I’d pop in and say […]

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