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The Aftermath

Tantrums are not forever.

Tantrums are not forever.

Tantrums are not forever.

This is what I repeat to myself when I’m smack dab in the eye of the storm. 289 more words



watching snowflakes
drifting by
glazed shop,
you walk
sans stop
every time
after heartbreak.

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For the last couple of months I’ve really been focusing on attachment parenting. I managed to get through the “get off me, get off me, get off me” phase and get to the genuinely enjoying time with Hope phase. 520 more words


Positive Pinteresting

For years I avoided Pinterest like the plague. Seriously, did I need another social media account that somehow melded recipes, decorating and Christmas shopping?  Really? 324 more words


Both And

I posted something on my FB page a few days ago that I’m sure was rather inflammatory towards adoptees. l hate that it was inflammatory. I appreciate a good pal on Twitter engaging me on the post. 1,234 more words


Frustrating Attachments

I’m a a bit grumpy this week.  I’m trying not to be. I’m tired and feeling…fluffy (one of my polite words for chubby). Work has been uber busy, and Hope…well, Hope is being 14. 433 more words


We Really Should Do This More Often

I went to a lot of funerals when I was young.

When I was 14, Mimi died. She had been sick and we knew that her death was inevitable, but it’s hard at any age to bury a grandparent. 1,397 more words