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Boot Camp

Because they are all in it together, they get through it.” – Tom Wolfe

We have a lot to do, moving two houses of stuff, moving two different families, into one house.   855 more words

Wrestling with Control

Two very different pieces about having children made me catch my breath this week.

Mandy, my friend and 2014 Listen to Your Mother: Raleigh-Durham cast member, had her first piece published in… 1,086 more words


the last few days

a lot has happened in our family over the last few days/week.  Our beloved Cody Bear passed.  He was nearly 14 years old.  Our girls are sad as we are too. 466 more words

Open Adoption

15 years married

It was 15 years ago on this date, that I married my best friend in front of family and friends on a beautiful warm autumn day on Long Island. 391 more words

Open Adoption

The baby wait/weight ...

Yes it’s been years since we were in the waiting stage to become parents on our journey to parenthood, and yes our girls are now 8 and 6 years old. 543 more words


It all comes down to fear.

I have to say this weekend turned out much better than I thought it would. I had a lot on my mind and I was worried it would interfere with PC’s birthday weekend.  884 more words


The Weight of the Wait

The old proverb is right.  Time moves slowly for those who wait.  For prospective adoptive parents, the period between home study approval and welcoming a child home – can become excruciating. 1,560 more words