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Recently, there have been many, many babies born to our friends and family.

I’ve had the privilege of photographing some of those precious little ones, and it has been an absolute joy! 130 more words

Guardian of my Heart Pieces

A funny thing happened today on the way to Kindergarten.

Mo became a Big Girl.

Yeah…weird. I know.

And not in like a, Wow! I can’t believe we’re driving to kindergarten. 410 more words

Book Review: Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian

Will Caynes has a fairly complicated life.  Thanks to his divorced parents, he spends his time shuffling between the city and the suburbs of Minneapolis.  His father is drinking again while sort of aimlessly renovating his old house, and his mom has a new family in the suburbs and seems to think that buying things is the same thing as parenting.   371 more words

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Book Review: From Where I Watch You by Shannon Grogan

Kara McKinley is committed to becoming a professional baker.  Her cookies are already at the professional level, and she uses her mom’s restaurant kitchen to practice her craft.   403 more words

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Extraordinary Things.

Motherhood is getting hit over the head with a plastic bin full of toys, because your child doesn’t know how to ask you to open it like a civilized person. 278 more words


Thoughts on Fertility and Grief

I have not used this space to talk much about the fertility component of my adoption journey. I don’t know, it seemed so intensely personal, and frankly looking back I don’t think I really spent much time really working through the grief of it all. 1,473 more words


Book Review: Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by John Krakauer

In Missoula, the Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the city police between January 2008 and May 2012.  A paltry few of these reports were handled properly by the university or local authorities.   384 more words

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