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A Letter to my Step-Daughter

Dear sweet girl, You are incredible and an amazing individual. I feel so blessed to be part of your life and amazed that I get to watch you grow and change. The past 10 years have not been easy for our relationship.   I wanted you to accept me as your “step-mom” as quickly as […]

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Our Journey of Adoption

While scrolling through Facebook one evening, I saw a college friend of mine posted a need for adoptive families to make profile books and come forward to adopt babies in her community. I couldn’t quit thinking about it, it weighed on me heavy, the kind of feeling you get when you know you are supposed […]

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“Gems” in the Gem City

I’ve lived in Dayton and vicinity for over 4 decades, and other than 4 college years in the “Queen” City, Dayton has been my home. Now as an adult I am continually amazed at the new and old treasures that I find in this great city. I have so many memories growing up of Dayton […]

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Mom Tribe

I just came back from a long overdue “Mom” time with a sweet friend.   She has messaged me last week and asked to get together. We had not seen each other for years. She messaged saying that her kids were in school and could we get together, she needed a little mom advice. We […]

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Mom Taught Me

5 Things My Mom Taught Me

My mom taught me some amazing lessons as I grew up.  She taught me by the words she used and by the ones she chose not to say.  She showed me love and tenderness and boundaries and discipline.  I don’t think I thanked her enough for all that she taught me, and I’m sure I […]

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The If…..Then, Magic

Disclosure: This post contains an affiliate link.I  have survived raising 2 children. I have been through the terrible 2,s  and fearful 3’s and forgetful 4’s, the friendships that work, those that don’t, discipline at school for talking to much, the science fair projects, homework, good grades, bad grades, more homework, Ohio tours projects, guitar lessons, boy […]

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The Power of Imagination

The Power of Imagination

I remember the exact day. I was 8 and I came home with an assignment to build a trap to catch a leprechaun. My mom helped me brainstorm and we set out to make the best trap. She told me there were no crazy ideas, and encouraged me to make it what I imagined. I […]

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Her Name is Kate

Her Name is Kate

Her name is Kate. She is the mother of my son. She is an addict. She changed who I am. Pursuing adoption is not an easy adventure. Our adventure began with a woman named Kate, addicted to heroin, homeless and pregnant. She was faced with the decision to choose adoption for her child or have […]

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